Independent Banker

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

Articles from Vol. 58, No. 8, August

Avoiding Disaster
Credit life and disability insurance protects banks and their customers against credit crisisClydia Goodwin, assistant vice president of First National Bank in Moody, Texas, describes herself as a people-person. A lifelong resident of Moody, Goodwin...
Generational Banking
Tapping into your customers' product and service preferences through the ages B Y KRISTINEM. NEWKIRKBill Carter, a partner with the Burlington, Vt.-based youth marketing company Fuse, paints a simple picture of the future of shopping: A young woman pulls...
Getting the Word Out
There's a saying, one bad apple can ruin the whole bunch. Well, we've had more than a few bad apples-spoiled by an abusive and greedy practice environment that Wall Street has created-which led us head first into our current economic crisis. And now...
Investing Wisely
Portfolio managers use ICBA Securities tools to make effective decisions with long-term benefitsIn which of your bank's vendor relationships do you have the strongest faith? Many community bankers have noted their greatest trust is reserved for their...
Maintaining Public Confidence
As the financial system hit choppy waters in recent weeks, federal deposit insurance served its role as a steadying lifeline. The crisis roiling the largest Wall Street financial institutions and the recent failure of IndyMac Bancorp make it clear that...
Reaching Generation Next
Five ways to connect with Gen Y through payment productsAfter millions of dollars and months of painstaking research to revive its flagging fortunes, Ford Motor Co. debuted its new slogan: ?Ford: Drive One.? Not flashy, but perhaps that?s a wise move....
Your Solution Source
ICBA Preferred Service Provider program answers your product and service questionsAsk yourself these questions: If one of my customers needed information about his account, could he find it on my community bank's Web site? What would happen if a fire...