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A brand new chapter – Unbiased Banker

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As we enter a brand new chapter and begin a brand new monetary assertion cycle, know that ICBA shall 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 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, now we have no scarcity of adventures awaiting us.

Take into account trade evolution. I’m amazed on the tempo of change occurring in all areas of monetary companies, from instantaneous funds to extra digital options and past. This shall 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 staff as we welcome new members of Congress and gearing up for ICBA LIVE (March 12–16). Register right now.

And take into consideration the uncertainty of the financial surroundings. It’s a problem to make certain, nevertheless it’s one which group banks have beforehand confronted with energy. Time and time once more, you’ve got demonstrated resiliency within the face of inauspicious monetary circumstances. In reality, that is when group banks shine, bringing stability to clients just by being relationship bankers who see them and know them. Taking a look at it via a unique 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, it’s possible you’ll be asking, “What actions can we take to make sure we’re figuring out the correct 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 Unbiased Banker, convening with different group 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 surroundings together with your mission and imaginative and prescient on the middle.

We now have elevated our choices to assist you and to additional differentiate our trade. For instance, now we have 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 group financial institution wants. We’re increasing courses and packages offered 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 shall be there to assist you with instruments, assets and advocacy efforts. Collectively, we are going to write our 2023 story, one that may set group banks up for fulfillment.

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

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