BLOOMINGTON, Minn., December 22, 2021 (Newswire.com) - Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota (ICBM) is pleased to announce its participation with the FedFis and state community banking associations nationwide to offer access to Bankers Helping Bankers to its member banks.
Bankers Helping Bankers is a bankers only platform for collaboration and education. Through data tools and dynamic user groups, Bankers Helping Bankers provides community bankers with a knowledge base focused on bank technology and emerging Fintech companies, as well as hot topics such as cryptocurrencies, banking as a service and direct digital banking.
"Bankers Helping Bankers is about community banks coming together to address their shared challenges, operate more efficiently and discover new sources of income," said Dave Mayo, Chief Executive Officer of FedFis, the developer of the platform.
FedFis partnered with the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) to bring the idea for Bankers Helping Bankers to life. "The future of community banking depends on their collaboration. Bankers Helping Bankers is the next iteration of the traditional value proposition of associations - the promise that together we can accomplish more than we ever could alone," said IBAT President and CEO Christopher Williston.
"Minnesota's community banks are vital to our state economy and the livelihood of the places we call home," said Jim Amundson, President/CEO of ICBM. "Bankers Helping Bankers will be one more tool to help community banks chart a path for the future so they can continue to serve this vital role in our state.
For more information and to register on Bankers Helping Bankers, visit www.bankershelpingbankers.com. For more information on Independent Bankers Association of Texas, visit www.ibat.org/. For more information on FedFis, visit www.fedfis.com. For more information on the Independent Community Banks of Minnesota, visit www.minnesota.bank.
Organized in 1962 as Independent Bankers of Minnesota, the current Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota (ICBM) was created to represent the unique interests of "independent unit banks" in Minnesota. In 1992, the word "community" was added to emphasize the focus on the important role that community banks play in their local economies to support families, schools, and businesses.
Since the beginning, ICBM has been an association comprised of independent, community-focused banks. It provides proactive leadership for members through a variety of programs, products, services, and efforts to preserve a competitive environment, with all activities coordinated solely with the distinct perspective of community banking.
FedFis provides financial institutions fintech data analytics and a strategy system which tracks Financial, M&A, and Vendor data (including technology vendors) on every bank and credit union in the United States.
Formed in 1974, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) represents Texas community banks. The Austin-based group is the largest state community banking organization in the nation.
Questions regarding the program may be directed to Jim Amundson by emailing Jim@Minnesota.Bank or by calling 651-687-9080.
Source: Bankers Helping Bankers