Brad M. Bolton: Community continuation

Independent Banker

Community continuation is not about checking a regulatory box; it means putting a name to the people who will be the future of our banks. In our bank, we have retired the phrase “succession planning” and replaced it with “community continuation.” Photo by Chris Williams.

FDIC names new community banking committee members

ABA Community Banking

The FDIC has appointed seven new members to its Advisory Committee on Community Banking. The post FDIC names new community banking committee members appeared first on ABA Banking Journal. Community Banking Newsbytes Policy Advisory board Community banking

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Putting the ‘Community’ into Community Banking

ABA Community Banking

Banks contribute to their communities and local organizations in ways that matter a lot during the pandemic. The post Putting the ‘Community’ into Community Banking appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

Community Banks Accelerate FinTech Integrations

PYMNTS

For more community banks, the latter strategy can fast-track digitization initiatives. Finastra Chosen by Community FI. Community bank Five Star Bank is strengthening its card offerings through a partnership with Coserv , according to a recent press release.

Personalized Digital Engagement Is Essential Yet Undervalued in Financial Services

Download this perspective to learn about the: - Necessity of marketing automation - Importance of reviewing and utilizing customer data - Benefits of optimizing collected analytics - Growing need for digital engagement

Podcast: Seeing Results from Community Bank Advocacy

ABA Community Banking

On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, Ohio bank CEO Mike Vynalek discusses his own journey in community bank advocacy and how he's getting emerging leaders at his bank involved in advocacy.

The top-performing community banks of 2021

Independent Banker

Independent Banker’s annual listing top-performing community banks of 2021 alongside interviews with some of the winners. In true community bank fashion, each has its own story to tell and its own path to success. Q: What does your community bank do really well?

How community banks can address cybercrime

Independent Banker

Community banks have a choice about addressing the problem: Remain vulnerable or be vigilant. Fraud and cybercrimes continue to increase, causing challenges for community banks. But there’s plenty community banks can do to meet this challenge. Illustration by Cnythzl/iStock.

Podcast: Celebrating Bankers’ Community Commitment

ABA Community Banking

The ABA Banking Journal Podcast continues a pre-Thanksgiving tradition by interviewing the winners of ABA's 2020 Community Commitment Awards. The post Podcast: Celebrating Bankers’ Community Commitment appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

Community banks are thriving in Texas

Independent Banker

Here’s how four community banks are thriving in this environment. Clearly, community banks in the region have plenty of opportunities to do what they do best: forge deep and lasting relationships with their customers and communities. The Pearl community.

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Level Setting and Peering Around the Corner— Tips for Success in Your Organization

Speaker: Steve Andrews, President & CEO of the Western Bankers Association 

This pandemic has tested the foundation of banks and the strength of the dollar. With all of us facing the same crisis, we are left with the same key questions, "Where are we now?" "Where are we going?" "How are we going to get there?" and "What impediments must we overcome?" Join Steve Andrews, President & CEO of the Western Bankers Association, for CBB's groundbreaking webinar! This exclusive webinar will go over the insider information your bank needs for level setting and peering around the corner. Steve will provide actionable insights, best practices, and real-world examples of the changing landscape of community banking.

Robert Fisher: The nimbleness of community bankers

Independent Banker

Let’s rediscover what it means to be community bankers. Because as community bankers, it’s what we do. That just may be community bankers’ word of the year. Considering our communities’ needs is critical to our success as well as theirs. Photo by Heather Esposito.

CFPB report highlights reliance on community banks in rural areas

ABA Community Banking

In a data snapshot, the CFPB highlighted some of the unique challenges facing rural Americans, including an increased reliance on physical bank branches, given the limited access to high-speed internet and online banking options in many of these communities.

Why community banks should partner with fintechs

Independent Banker

With consumer expectations seeming to evolve faster every year, community banks could consider partnering with a fintech to keep up with technological innovation. Those conversations, he says, centered around whether community banks could compete against this brash group of newcomers.

Community banks have a good ESG story to tell

ABA Community Banking

The post Community banks have a good ESG story to tell appeared first on ABA Banking Journal. Community Banking Retail and Marketing ESGWhile certain aspects of ESG are complex and sometimes controversial, many banks are finding that they can embrace investors’ interest in ESG factors.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

Podcast: Step-by-Step IT Transformation at a Community Bank

ABA Community Banking

At a community bank with limited staff and resources, tech transformation is all about setting priorities. The post Podcast: Step-by-Step IT Transformation at a Community Bank appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

2022 Best Community Banks to Work For Award

Independent Banker

Be recognized as one of community banking’s best employers. ICBA Independent Banker ‘s Best Community Banks to Work For award is your chance to show job hunters and current staff why your community bank is an unbeatable place to build a career.

The Community Bank Contrarian

ABA Community Banking

Whether it’s buying a mortgage division in 2009 or building a diversified product set in an age of nichification, community bank CEO Luanne Cundiff zigs when pundits say to zag. The post The Community Bank Contrarian appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

Top-performing U.S. community bank shows value of revenue diversification

American Banker

Community banking Growth strategies

7 ways community banks can boost profitability

Independent Banker

Here’s what community bankers need to know when planning their budgets for the next year. These days, there’s a lot to contend with as a community bank, from changing consumer behaviors due to the pandemic to uncertainty surrounding the economy and inflation.

Podcast: The Community Bank Cycle of Opportunity

ABA Community Banking

Today, Nogueira pays this opportunity forward through community banking as president and CEO of ECSB. The post Podcast: The Community Bank Cycle of Opportunity appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

Overcoming Lending Challenges for Community Banks

South State Correspondent

Covid-19 and the responses to the pandemic are exerting various pressures on community banks. How a community bank underwrites and books commercial credit through the end of 2020 will have a significant impact on the bank’s profits and credit quality through the entire next business cycle.

Podcast: Gearing up for the 2022 Community Commitment Awards

ABA Community Banking

In this bonus episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, ABA's Peter Cook and Melissa Murray discuss the ABA Foundation's signature recognition program, the Community Commitment Awards. ABA Banking Journal Podcast Community Banking

40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders awards

Independent Banker

Nominations for 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders 2022 are now open! 40 Under 40 seeks to recognize community banking’s brightest, most promising young professionals. Community Involvement. 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders awards is sponsored by FIS.

Why Community Banks Go Public

Banking Exchange

A local bank going public can benefit both the community and its shareholders in the long run Community Banking Bank Performance Feature Management Feature3.

Community Banks’ Early Technology Investment Pays Off During Pandemic

ABA Community Banking

Community banks that invested more in technology before COVID-19 made more loans and took in more deposits during the pandemic than did community banks that invested less in technology, according to a new FDIC report.

CFPB Names New Members to Community Bank Advisory Council

ABA Community Banking

The CFPB today announced the appointment of new members to its Community Bank Advisory Council. The post CFPB Names New Members to Community Bank Advisory Council appeared first on ABA Banking Journal. Community Banking Newsbytes

A community bank-fueled payments rail

Independent Banker

A secure, open-loop, cost-saving, customer-accessible, multiplatform P2P payments network might sound too good to be true, but community bank consortium Alloy Labs Alliance hopes to achieve just that with the CHUCK payment rail. billion-asset community bank. “We

Why this Connecticut community bank is merging with a fintech

American Banker

Fintech Community banking M&A

Build your community bank’s brand with swag

Independent Banker

Promotional merchandise, or swag, has long been regarded as a no-brainer approach to business branding, but community banks are shedding those thrifty connotations with a new, mindful approach to company gifting that imparts value and purpose while bolstering bottom lines.

Celebrating Community Impact Month

MerhantsBanks

In September, Merchants Bank participated in the Minnesota Bankers Association’s Community Impact Month initiative with more than half of the Company’s Minnesota locations coordinating community support events. While community support is […]. Current News Community Suppor

Podcast: The Community Bank Digital Transformation Roadmap for 2022

ABA Community Banking

What's on the community bank roadmap for digital process improvement in 2022? The post Podcast: The Community Bank Digital Transformation Roadmap for 2022 appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

ICBA’s 2021 National Community Bank Service Award winners

Independent Banker

This year’s winners: Left: Central Valley Community Bank, People’s Choice Award; Middle: Kennebec Savings Bank, Exceptional Community Bank Service Award; Right: Cross River Bank, Emerging Service Program Award. Exceptional Community Bank Service Award.

ABA Foundation invites applications for 10th annual Community Commitment Awards

ABA Community Banking

The ABA Foundation invites entries for the tenth annual Community Commitment Awards, which recognize and promote extraordinary bank commitment to communities and the innovative, high-impact programs that improve the quality of life for customers and the communities banks serve.

Fed: Second CECL tool for community banks to launch June 16

ABA Community Banking

To help community banks successfully implement the current expected credit loss accounting standard, the Federal Reserve next week will launch a second tool, the Expected Losses Estimator. Community Banking Newsbytes Tax and Accounting CECL Community banking Loan loss accounting