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  • TinasTake_YearoftheCommunityBank

    2018: The Year of the Community Bank

    Jan 17, 2018
    Tina Giorgio: There’s something about the start of a new year that breeds optimism and fresh perspective. Challenges give way to opportunities, and obstacles become puzzles to solve. That positive tenacity intensifies for me as I look at 2018, a year in banking like no other. From the digital revolution to the role of fintechs, a new day has dawned, and in its light, we see the sprouting progression of community banking.
  • TinasTake_AreYouaGoalDigger

    Are You A Goal Digger? Six Professional Development Ideas for Payments Leaders

    Dec 05, 2017
    Tina Giorgio: When I gaze back on my career, I see peaks and the valleys; the times where I knew where I was headed and the times where I felt I was driving at night without headlights. In my role as a community banker, in particular, things seemed to accelerate with lightning speed. Sometimes, I was clairvoyant, reading that market crystal ball like a road map, and sometimes, well, let’s just say that we adapted.
  • TinasTake_FasterPaymentsRevolution

    What Does the Faster Payments Revolution Mean for Community Banks?

    Oct 30, 2017
    Tina Giorgio: My goal is not only to ensure that community banks stay relevant when it comes to real-time payments but ensure that solution providers are delivering affordable, integrated solutions for community banks that are easy for them to deploy,

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Core Processor Resource Guide

This resource guide, combined with the core processor best practices, are designed to help community banks understand important aspects of managing the core processor relationship to maximize the return on their technology investments.

The guide includes recommended steps that community banks should take to manage their core processor:

  • assessing their business needs and utilization of current systems,
  • gauging satisfaction with the current core processor relationship,
  • determining whether to change core processors or stay with the current processor,
  • conducting due diligence, and
  • evaluating core processor alternatives (including innovation, compliance, and legacy vs. next-generation providers).

The guide also offers community bankers insights into negotiating contracts as well as information about core conversion project management for those that decide to switch systems.

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ICBA Core Processor Resource Guide

January 2018
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ICBA Community Bank Best Practices for Managing Core Processor Relationships

January 2018
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ICBA Best Practices for Community Bank Core Processors

January 2018
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Faster Payments Playbook

The Faster Payments Playbook is an industry resource that will help stakeholders level-set on faster payments developments, assess the benefits and requirements of faster payments, and navigate the process of developing a faster payments strategy 
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