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.

Community Banks Embrace Faster Payments’ Competitive Edge

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Community banks are pushing for a stronger role with their small business (SMB) customers. However, through an embrace of FinTech collaboration and industry consolidation, community banks appear poised to further dispel assumptions of a lack of digitization. However, the number of banks has steadily declined over the years, partly driven by merger and acquisition (M&A) activity — with much of that consolidation occurring in the community bank market.

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Podcast: Celebrating Bankers’ Community Commitment

ABA Community Banking

The latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast continues a pre-Thanksgiving tradition by interviewing the winners of ABA's 2019 Community Commitment Awards. The post Podcast: Celebrating Bankers’ Community Commitment appeared first on ABA Banking Journal. ABA Banking Journal Podcast Community Banking Featured Affordable housing Bank community engagement Community development Financial education Military banking Protecting older Americans Veterans Volunteerism

Oregon Community Credit Union launches digital platform

Bank Innovation

Oregon Community Credit Union (OCCU) has launched phase one of its digital platform, a move meant to “set the foundation” for the credit union’s new focus toward automation, Chris Whittaker, vice president of consumer lending, told sister publication Auto Finance News on Monday.

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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.

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.

Why community banks are partnering with fintech startups

Bank Innovation

As big banks try to win over customers with digital upgrades that resemble slick user interfaces from fintech startups, community banks are looking at new ways to keep pace with customer expectations. Radius Bank, a one-branch Boston-based community bank with $1.2

OnDeck’s Noah Breslow on building a community business bank

Bank Innovation

Small business lending company OnDeck is expanding its ecosystem of products. Through its application for a bank charter, the company wants to become a full-service digital bank for small businesses it says are overlooked by traditional banks.

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.

The Secret to Functional, Collaborative Salesforce Communities

Perficient Financial Servies

However, Vlocity’s VisualForce community lacked engagement and was difficult to maintain and impossible to scale. The secret to a successful community? The real magic this community provides is the functionality paired with beautiful design.

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

Bank Branch Closings Take Toll On Rural Communities 

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Rural communities with lower incomes or a higher percentage of minorities saw the most closures, losing 1,553 bank branches in 794 counties, a decline of 14 percent. Urban areas lost 9 percent of branches in 802 communities. More than half of the 3,114 counties in the U.S.

Salesforce Communities 101: How to Get Started

Perficient Financial Servies

Typically, a community is defined as a unified group of individuals. To me, community also means a sense of belonging, as well as the ability to share ideas and feedback with others who share similar interests. 3 Things to Know About Communities.

Kleptocracy – What Does it Mean to Community Financial Institutions?

Abrigo

What about our small to mid-sized community financial institutions? Many community financial institutions believe that kleptocracy is not a risk for their institution’s profile as they conduct few foreign transactions, such as wires and ACHs.

Fed’s Bowman to Speak at Conference for Community Bankers

ABA Community Banking

Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman will deliver a keynote address at ABA’s Conference for Community Bankers—to be held Feb. The post Fed’s Bowman to Speak at Conference for Community Bankers appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

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.

How to keep community banks thriving

American Banker

Community banking Consumer banking Community banks Under-served populations Federal Reserve Bank of AtlantaThe Atlanta Fed offers ways rural institutions can keep and nurture talent while pooling resources with their peers to excel in a challenging environment.

Bowman Concerned About Community Banks’ Exit from Mortgage Markets

ABA Community Banking

The post Bowman Concerned About Community Banks’ Exit from Mortgage Markets appeared first on ABA Banking Journal. Community Banking Economy Mortgage Newsbytes Real estate lending

$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.

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.

Colorado Banking Regulator Denies Community Bank Acquisition by Credit Union

ABA Community Banking

The Colorado State Banking Board today denied the sale of a Colorado community bank to one of the state’s largest credit unions. The post Colorado Banking Regulator Denies Community Bank Acquisition by Credit Union appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

Community Boomer App Umbrella Raises $5 Million

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An app meant to promote community for baby boomers called Umbrella has raised $5 million in a seed round led by Thrive Capital, with participation from Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs, Refactor Capital, Trailmix, Box Group and others.

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

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.

Building A Digital And Subscription Community For Hockey Parents

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He sees it less as a group and more of a community. Laine says that the company built the community into a place that provides value through content as well as deals.

5 Reasons Why Partner Communities Are Critical to Your Success

Perficient Financial Servies

Partner communities with Salesforce Community Cloud allow you to provide a level of service to fulfill – and exceed – those expectations. 1: Communities drive partner loyalty. 2: Communities allow partners to make data-driven decisions that impact your bottom line.

Community Banks Voice Frustration With Core Tech Providers

PYMNTS

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).

Community Bank Acquires SMB Digital Bank Seed

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Community financial institution (FI) Cross River Bank is acquiring Seed , a small business (SMB) digital banking company, reports in Reuters said on Monday (June 24). Seed members will be migrated to Cross River as the community bank expands with new offices in California and Oregon.

FDIC Final Rule Sets Community Bank Leverage Ratio at 9%

ABA Community Banking

The FDIC today approved a final rule allowing community banks with a leverage capital ratio of at least 9% to be considered in compliance with Basel III capital requirements and exempt from the complex Basel Calculation.

Beach Community buying First City in Florida through bankruptcy process

American Banker

Executives at Beach Community want to pursue more acquisitions in central Florida. Community banking M&A Commercial lending Bankruptcy Florida

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.

First New Community Bank In Decades Headed To US Market

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is set to see its first new community bank in decades, as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) lent its approval for MOXY Bank to launch in Washington, D.C. The U.S.

CEO Q&A: Brand Presence for Community Banks

ABA Community Banking

The post CEO Q&A: Brand Presence for Community Banks appeared first on ABA Banking Journal. Community Banking Featured Human Resources Retail/Marketing Technology ABA Banking Journal Podcast Advertising Billboards Branding Employee benefits LeadershipA conversation with Tim Marshall, president and CEO of the Bank of Ann Arbor.

New Community Bank Sentiment Index Shows Bankers Largely Positive

Abrigo

Community bankers are largely positive about the future, based on the first results of a new index gauging business sentiment among the financial professionals who serve a critical role in local economies. 70% of community bankers said that now is a good time to expand in their market.

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

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

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: 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.

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?”

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.

[GLOSSARY] Salesforce Community Cloud Terminology Explained

Perficient Financial Servies

To ensure you (and your team) are on the same page when discussing your Salesforce Community, use this glossary of key Salesforce Community Cloud terms and their definitions. See our community apps for employees and customers. Community. Community Application.

Starting Early: Inside Community First’s Youth Agriculture Lending Program

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Families with multiple kids in such programs may need to spend $6,000 to $8,000 all at once, explained Rebecca Nystrom Brito, member development specialist at Community First Credit Union.

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.