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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

A brand new chapter – Impartial Banker


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As we enter a brand new chapter and begin a brand new monetary assertion cycle, know that ICBA can be there to assist you with instruments, assets and advocacy efforts.

The start of a brand new yr seems like a contemporary begin, a brand new chapter in our tales. We’ve got a clean web page on which we will write our narrative over the course of the yr, with new milestones filling the pages forward. And with 2023, we’ve got no scarcity of adventures awaiting us.

Take into account business evolution. I’m amazed on the tempo of change occurring in all areas of economic providers, from prompt funds to extra digital options and past. This can be a pivotal yr for embracing new alternatives and exploring how we will set ourselves as much as succeed, even with looming challenges.

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The place I’ll be this month

I’ll be holding down the fort at ICBA headquarters, serving to our authorities relations staff as we welcome new members of Congress and gearing up for ICBA LIVE (March 12–16). Register at this time.

And take into consideration the uncertainty of the financial setting. It’s a problem to make certain, but it surely’s one which neighborhood banks have beforehand confronted with power. Time and time once more, you will have demonstrated resiliency within the face of adverse monetary circumstances. The truth is, that is when neighborhood banks shine, bringing stability to clients just by being relationship bankers who see them and know them. Taking a look at it via a special lens, there’s alternative on this financial local weather: It’s a strategy to double down in your strengths and distinctive people-first method to banking.

But, amid these exterior influences, chances are you’ll be asking, “What actions can we take to make sure we’re figuring out the proper subsequent step for our financial institution?” That’s the place ICBA can present assist. Whether or not it’s the knowledge that is available in NewsWatch Immediately or Impartial Banker, convening with different neighborhood bankers to debate methods at ICBA LIVE or proactive engagement with lawmakers on the Capital Summit, we provide alternatives to not simply react however reply to this dynamic setting along with your mission and imaginative and prescient on the heart.

We’ve got elevated our choices to assist you and to additional differentiate our business. For instance, we’ve got moved the ThinkTECH Accelerator in-house to make sure year-round innovation programming and discover new fintech companions who’re bringing to market options that reply on to neighborhood financial institution wants. We’re increasing courses and packages supplied by Group Banker College, and because the authorities relations staff prepares to welcome new members of Congress to D.C., they’re prepared and excited to inform your story and guarantee your voices are heard.

So, as we enter a brand new chapter and begin a brand new monetary assertion cycle, know that ICBA can be there to assist you with instruments, assets and advocacy efforts. Collectively, we are going to write our 2023 story, one that may set neighborhood banks up for fulfillment.


Rebeca Romero Rainey
President and CEO, ICBA
Join with Rebeca @romerorainey



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