Community banks remain financial service innovators and creative problem solvers. ICBA provides innovation opportunities for community banks and supports innovative partnerships and solutions to help community banks thrive.
Together, with community banks, we work to identify and foster community bank-enabled fintech partnerships by bringing community bank leaders together with fintech visionaries to cultivate a high-tech, high-touch banking experience for customers.
Community bankers must remain vigilant in exploring ways to implement solutions that keep community banks competitive in an ever-changing financial landscape.
That’s why ICBA invests in innovation by offering the ICBA ThinkTECH
Accelerator program to community bankers, thought leadership on
emerging banking innovations, and specialized events designed to help
community banks stay ahead.
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May 12 | Press Release
ICBA and The Venture Center today announced a series of curriculum-driven events as part of its expanded ICBA ThinkTECH initiative. The ICBA ThinkTECH Innovation Series focuses on emerging technologies that have the potential to positively impact the community banking industry.
May 7 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA and other groups told Congress they oppose legislative efforts to repeal the OCC’s “true lender” rule. The OCC rule, which ICBA supported in a comment letter last year, creates a standard to determine when a bank is the “true lender” when partnering with a third party.
May 6 | Press Release
ICBA announced today that Kristina Morris has joined as director of innovation. In this role Morris will work with the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator cohort, leading portfolio management activities and program development to support ICBA’s overall innovation strategy.