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    Community Banks Can Directly Influence the Future of Faster Payments

    Oct 23, 2019
    Today, faster payments are changing the overall payments landscape. With the advent of Same Day ACH, The Clearing House’s Real-Time Payments, and the Federal Reserve’s FedNow Service, a round-the-clock real-time payment and settlement service to launch as early as 2023, faster is becoming the new norm for payments.
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    Digital Payments Strategy: A Necessity for Your Community Bank

    Oct 08, 2019
    Digital payments continue to grow in popularity as an easy-to-use way for both businesses and consumers to make payments. Not only does volume and usage continue to grow, but so too do the products and platforms through which businesses and consumers make their digital payments.
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    Digital Payments: Defining Opportunities for Community Banks

    Sep 24, 2019
    The payments landscape continues to evolve. Whereas checks and cash were the dominant payments instruments 40 years ago, today digital payments are becoming an increasingly popular way to pay, and a driving force in the evolution of the relationship between customers and their banks.

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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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Best Practices
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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