Independent Banker

Founded in 1950, Independent Banker is a monthly trade magazine published by the Independent Community Bankers of America.

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 8, August

Experts on Call
The people behind the ICBA Services Network programsAs the ICBA Services Network celebrates its 15th anniversary, it is easy to focus on our broad acceptance by community banks and the 3,000 that use one or more of our services. We could also highlight...
From the Top
Partners in ProgressAs community bankers working together through the ICBA we aggregate our political power and marketing clout to the benefit of our customers and Main Street America. Widely recognized for its political acumen and lobbying effectiveness,...
Innovating in Payments
ICBA Bancards Linda Echard-pioneering new payment card optionsAgainst the odds, Linda Echard, president and CEO of ICBA Bancard, has helped forge a consortium of community banks that collectively rank among the top 25 credit card issuers in the nation....
Newslines
Check Clearing Entere 21st CenturyThe lobbying efforts of ICBA and others came to fruition as Congress passed the Check Truncation Act of 2003 (the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act), allowing bankers and consumers alike to enjoy the time, labor...
Plenty of Choices
Thousands tap the diversity and power of the ICBA Services NetworkSix years ago Highlands Union Bank in Abingdon, Va., was a 10-year-old, $100 million-asset bank looking to level the playing field. In a marketplace dominated by monoliths First Union,...
Taking a SWIPE
Huge changes ahead in the debit card marketplaceFor most consumers, choosing between cash or credit is simply thumbing through a wallet for paper or plastic. Even with the advent of the debit card, the choice remains one of convenience. That may soon...