Helping Community Banks Turn On The Innovation Switch

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Innovation has always been important for community banks, but the driving force of digitization over the last decade has greatly sped up the pace, said Kevin Tweddle, chief innovation officer for the Independent Community Bankers of America ( ICBA ). Community banking is no exception.

Community Banks Debut FinTech Alliance

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To that end, news came earlier this week in the United States that a dozen community and regional banks have formed a group aimed at exploring the opportunities amid FinTech offerings.

Giving Community Banks The Contactless Card Boost

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However, there may be an opportunity to get more contactless cards into the hands of consumers — an opportunity that involves community banks and is backed by financial incentives. ICBA Bancard’s 1,600 community bank customers have issued more than 7.3

Community Banks Voice Frustration With Core Tech Providers

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Community banks are voicing their frustration with what they say is a lack of competition in the market for corporate bank technology providers, reports in The Wall Street Journal said Thursday (April 11).

FIS’ Lowthers On Worldpay Buy: Creating A Global Commerce Community

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We just created a new global commerce community.”. There is scale — then there is scale.

Top OpenSim communities of 2017

Bank Innovation

One of my top sources of OpenSim-related news this year has been OpenSim Virtual and similar Google Plus communities. Largest multi-grid communities. Communities that grew the most in 2017. Largest single grid Google Plus communities. Largest multi-platform communities.

Online Toothbrush Subscriptions And The Power Of Community

PYMNTS

With the help of subscriptions and expert knowledge from the dental community, eCommerce innovators are disrupting the dental care space.

MOXY Preps Launch Of New Community Bank With NYMBUS

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MOXY bank , preparing to be one of the first new community banks to launch in the U.S. ’s Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, MOXY aims to roll out as the region’s first new community bank in 20 years, and will adopt NYMBUS’s banking, payments and mobile banking tools under the NYMBUS SmartCore platform to build out its own offering, the companies announced in a press release Monday (April 1).

Today In Data: Driving Contactless Adoption With Community Banks

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Community banks could put more contactless cards into the hands of consumers with the help of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). million: The minimum number of payment cards that ICBA Bancard’s community bank customers have issued.

Rebeca Romero Rainey: A community banking resolution

Independent Banker

. “We look forward to serving you and your community bank in the year ahead.”. Happy New Year, community bankers! And if you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to also come up with a community banking resolution—one that helps you flourish as a professional.

Mastercard, Regal Help Community Banks Offer Corporate V-Cards

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Together, the companies are launching RegalOne, an application that provides integrated virtual cards to the corporate customers of regional and community banks. B2B Payments accounts payable B2B community bank corporate banking MasterCard News Regal Software virtual card What's Hot In B2B

ICBA: Building Bridges For The Next Generation Of Community Banks

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Community banking can be one of the most rewarding and most challenging areas of financial services in which to work — that’s the view, anyway, of Rebeca Romero Rainey, president and CEO of Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) , who recently joined the nation’s leading advocacy organization that exclusively represents community banks. I loved what I was doing with the community bank. This is really the specialty for community banks.

Community Bank And FinTech Partnerships Gaining Traction

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Community banking may get a boost from technology, if recent activity is any indication. In Florida, reported American Banker – in the community banking realm – Seacoast Banking has paired with SmartBiz Loans to shorten the loan approvals process. Joint efforts from community banks are reportedly picking up steam. ” B2B Payments acquisitions B2B community banks financial services FinTech News partnerships Seacoast Banking SMB

$175M Acquisition Turns Community Bank Into Fintech Player

Bank Innovation

Community banks can also play the fintech game. — was acquired by Flagship, a Florida-based community bank, for $175 million. “We BankMobile — the digital bank, formerly a division of Customers Bancorp Inc.

PayNet Links Community Bank BNB To Small Biz Loan Tech

PYMNTS

Small business credit analysis company PayNet is linking up with a community bank to streamline SMB lending for the institution. ” Analysis has also found that community banks are playing a larger role in small business lending.

CECL Will Change Community Banking

Banker to Banker

We are in agreement with the ICBA that FASB’s proposed current expected credit loss (CECL) model would place tremendous costs and regulatory burdens on community banks. We believe CECL will fundamentally change community banking, but some of those

Chamber Of Commerce Backs Community Bank Bill

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Chamber of Commerce is voicing its support for legislation that would ease regulatory burdens for the nation’s community banks in an effort to improve access to funding for small business borrowers. Main Street businesses depend on community and regional banks for the financing necessary to get started, sustain operations, manage cash, make payroll and create well-paying jobs,” the letter stated. The U.S.

3 Ways Self-service Communities Bring In Profit Past Support

Perficient Financial Servies

Self-service communities open the Salesforce platform up as a place to do business with your customers, past just providing support. Implementing a self-service community is an easy recommendation when customer have questions like, “How do I reduce support or call center costs?”

Study Affirms Community Banks’ Small-Biz Leadership

Finer Points

It’s something ICBA and the community banking industry say all the time: community banks are the nation’s leading small-business lenders. While community banks make up less than 20 percent of the banking system’s assets, they dole out more than half of its small-business loans. Community Banks Credit Unions Economy Regulation Regulatory Relief Small Business Small Business Lending

Community Banks Aim To Amplify Competitive Edge With FinTechs

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Community banks approved 49 percent of SMB loan applications in November, according to the latest data from the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index. Here, again, lies another opportunity for community banks to fill the void. According to Brian Heinrichs, chief financial officer at community FI INTRUST Bank, community banks have a few strong points, including “relating to our customers, and understanding their business,” he recently told PYMNTS.

Salesforce Employee Community Builds Culture for SSA Marine

Perficient Financial Servies

Building Culture Through an Employee Community. The Carrix Employee Portal Built on Salesforce Community Cloud. Perficient built the Carrix Employee Portal, a gateway to tools and information available through the enterprise intranet on Salesforce Community Cloud.

Postmates Waves Goodbye to Community Managers

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To do this, the company, which currently runs 44 locations, chose to make its operations leaner with the elimination of its community manager. We are thankful to our community managers for all their hard work, and we’re confident that such engaging and adaptable individuals will be successful in their future endeavors.”. Retail Community Managers operations Postmates profitabilityWith any business, there are a fair share of ups and downs.

ICBA Community Bankers of the Year

Independent Banker

ICBA inaugurated its Community Banker of the Year award program this year to recognize the exceptional work of the individual employees of ICBA member community banks. Pendleton Community Bank in Franklin, W.Va. The 2014 Community Banker of the Year Recipients.

Countering The Aging Community Bank Customer Base

Banker to Banker

There was a time when the average community bank customer was the same age as the adult general population. Now, the average community bank customer is more than 5 years older than the general population and increasing in age at a faster rate.

Zelle Says It Welcomes Community Banks

Bank Innovation

Last week, Bank Innovation wrote about the difficulty smaller banks claim to experience offering their customers the P2P platform Zelle. The smaller financial institutions voiced concerns of long waits and an underlying bias on the part of bank-backed Zelle toward larger institutions.

Zelle Says It Welcomes Community Banks

Bank Innovation

Last week, Bank Innovation wrote about the difficulty smaller banks claim to experience offering their customers the P2P platform Zelle. The smaller financial institutions voiced concerns of long waits and an underlying bias on the part of bank-backed Zelle toward larger institutions.

Do Community Banks Really Need Zelle?

Bank Innovation

Bank-backed payment service Zelle crossed $32 billion in transactions in the last quarter, almost twice that of Venmo, but the P2P provider is not as omnipresent among banks as one would expect it to be.

Do Community Banks Really Need Zelle?

Bank Innovation

Bank-backed payment service Zelle crossed $32 billion in transactions in the last quarter, almost twice that of Venmo, but the P2P provider is not as omnipresent among banks as one would expect it to be.

Funding Circle Partners With Community Bank, INTRUST for Loans

Bank Innovation

The fintech is partnering with community bank, INTRUST Bank for this purpose, the companies announced yesterday. Exclusive Lending Online community banks fintech partnerships Funding Circle INTRUST Bank

Vendor Selection for Community Banks

Banker to Banker

Community banks continue to look for ways to control expenses. One effective way to minimize overhead costs is to outsource non-critical or non-differentiated tasks to third party vendors who are able to perform the function cheaper and/or faster.

Customer to Community Banker

Independent Banker

“For Ron, giving back to the community is part of the essence of who he is. With vigor and a strong commitment to service, Ron Paul leads a rapidly growing community bank in Maryland. Ronald Paul first encountered community banking as a real estate developer in the early 1980s.

Community Bank Performance for 3Q 2015 [Presentation]

Banker to Banker

The summation of the quarter is this – While large banks did just slightly better for performance, community bankers felt like they were hamsters running in place hard, but not getting anywhere. The net result was earnings for community banks being down.

INV Fintech Revamps Site and Launches New Community, INV Edge

Bank Innovation

INV Fintech, this site’s sister accelerator, announced today a comprehensive rebrand and the launch of an online community. INV’s brand has been completely reimagined with a new logo, color scheme, and website layout that realigns the brand with its profound passion for innovation.

US Intel Community: Supply Chain Cyberattack Imminent

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intelligence experts are warning of the risks of major cyberattacks on the technology operating throughout businesses’ supply chains, according to BBC reports Thursday (July 26), raising alarms for enterprises that increasingly rely on software to function and interact with their business partners. A report by the U.S.

Rebeca Romero Rainey: Community bankers take the high road

Independent Banker

We cannot afford to repeat the mistakes that contributed to the 2008 financial catastrophe, which community bankers remember all too well. These examples are right at the heart of what makes the community bank business model different than those of other financial institutions.

For Community Banks, Big Business From Small Business Credit Cards

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For community banks serving small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), training an eye on credit cards can translate into additional revenue streams and tap into an unmet need for those SMBs. Kearney found 26 percent of small business cardholders have community banking relationships in place. Only 3 percent of them, however, have their credit cards with those community banks. Community banks are already considered the preferred lender of America’s small businesses,” said Giorgio.

Finastra Gains Foothold Among Community Banks with Malauzai Acquisition

Bank Innovation

The acquisition gives Finastra access to Malauzai‘s over community banks and FI clients and […].

Millennials Are the Future for Community Banks

Finer Points

And according to ICBA’s recently released 2014 American Millennials and Banking Study, this generation represents a major opportunity for community banks. Community Banks Forget what you think you know about Generation Y. The nation’s millennials—the biggest and most diverse generation of customers in our nation’s history—account for more than $1 trillion in annual purchasing power.

Community Banks Take A Swing At FinTech Collaboration

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Last week, P2Bi announced the rollout of a new partnership program that enables community banks to participate in its small business loan marketplace. Community banks are typically a better bet for small businesses in search of a loan, with approval rates higher than those at larger financial institutions. And while community banks’ SMB loan approval rates are still higher than those at large banks (49.1

Our Tested Framework for Customer Service Community Success

Perficient Financial Servies

Self-Service Communities Used for Customer Service On the Rise. Trends show that customers prefer self-service communities when it comes to accessing support. But there’s more that goes into setting up and managing a successful community than many companies realize.

Maryland Community Bank Wades Into Cannabis Market

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Reports in The Washington Post this week profiled Severn Savings Bank, a community bank in the state that is said to be providing services to legal marijuana businesses. Providing financial services to legal marijuana businesses in the U.S. has proven a challenging, complicated venture for the nation’s banks. As more financial institutions (FIs) warm up to the idea, one bank in Maryland is taking significant steps to address cannabis companies’ FinServ challenges.

Banks and CDFIs: Partnering for community impact

Sageworks

And to thrive, those customers need economically diverse and healthy communities in which to live and work. Partnering with local organizations to promote the health of those communities is often a top priority for banks. communities where capital tends to be scarce. Most CDFIs are high-touch lenders, and many have technical assistance and financial education programs for borrowers and community members that are sometimes grant-supported.

OCC Starts Process To Rewrite The Community Reinvestment Act

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The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is aiming to rewrite the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act, which is designed to encourage bank lending in low-income areas. Under the rules, banks have to provide mortgages and credit products to low-income communities in which they accept deposits. Overseeing the Community Reinvestment Act is the shared responsibility of the OCC, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.,