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 12 months looks like a recent begin, a brand new chapter in our tales. We have now a clean web page on which we are able to write our narrative over the course of the 12 months, with new milestones filling the pages forward. And with 2023, we now have no scarcity of adventures awaiting us.
Contemplate business evolution. I’m amazed on the tempo of change occurring in all areas of economic providers, from immediate funds to extra digital options and past. This can be a pivotal 12 months for embracing new alternatives and exploring how we are able to set ourselves as much as succeed, even with looming challenges.
The place I’ll be this month
I’ll be holding down the fort at ICBA headquarters, serving to our authorities relations workforce as we welcome new members of Congress and gearing up for ICBA LIVE (March 12–16). Register as we speak.
And take into consideration the uncertainty of the financial atmosphere. It’s a problem to make certain, however it’s one which neighborhood banks have beforehand confronted with energy. Time and time once more, you could have demonstrated resiliency within the face of adverse monetary situations. In reality, that is when neighborhood banks shine, bringing stability to prospects just by being relationship bankers who see them and know them. it by means of a distinct lens, there’s alternative on this financial local weather: It’s a method to double down in your strengths and distinctive people-first strategy to banking.
But, amid these exterior influences, you might be asking, “What actions can we take to make sure we’re figuring out the best subsequent step for our financial institution?” That’s the place ICBA can present assist. Whether or not it’s the data that is available in NewsWatch Right now or Unbiased 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 middle.
We have now elevated our choices to assist you and to additional differentiate our business. For instance, we now 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 neighborhood financial institution wants. We’re increasing lessons and applications supplied by Group Banker College, and because the authorities relations workforce 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’ll write our 2023 story, one that may set neighborhood banks up for fulfillment.
Rebeca Romero Rainey
President and CEO, ICBA
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