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A brand new chapter – Impartial Banker

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 help you with instruments, sources and advocacy efforts.

The start of a brand new yr appears like a recent begin, a brand new chapter in our tales. We now have a clean web page on which we are able to write our narrative over the course of the yr, with new milestones filling the pages forward. And with 2023, we have now no scarcity of adventures awaiting us.

Contemplate business evolution. I’m amazed on the tempo of change occurring in all areas of monetary companies, from on the spot funds to extra digital options and past. This can be a pivotal yr for embracing new alternatives and exploring how we are able to 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 group as we welcome new members of Congress and gearing up for ICBA LIVE (March 12–16). Register at the moment.

And take into consideration the uncertainty of the financial atmosphere. 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 might have demonstrated resiliency within the face of inauspicious monetary situations. In actual fact, that is when neighborhood banks shine, bringing stability to prospects just by being relationship bankers who see them and know them. it by a unique lens, there’s alternative on this financial local weather: It’s a technique to double down in your strengths and distinctive people-first strategy to banking.

But, amid these exterior influences, it’s possible you’ll be asking, “What actions can we take to make sure we’re figuring out the appropriate subsequent step for our financial institution?” That’s the place ICBA can present help. Whether or not it’s the knowledge that is available in NewsWatch At present 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 atmosphere together with your mission and imaginative and prescient on the heart.

We now have elevated our choices to help you and to additional differentiate our business. For instance, we have now 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 applications supplied by Group Banker College, and because the authorities relations group 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 help you with instruments, sources and advocacy efforts. Collectively, we’ll write our 2023 story, one that can set neighborhood banks up for fulfillment.

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



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