Independent Banker

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

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 8, August

By DESIGN
Bankers' bank reflects on its history in the evolving credit card portfolio worldOver the past two decades, bank mergers and acquisitions have cut the total number of banks in the United States by half. According to recent FDIC data, the nation's 10...
Hand in HAND
ICBA teams up with vendors to deliver best-of-class services for bankers.All business relationships are based on mutual benefit. They're also the underpinning of every Preferred Service Provider program that ICBA forms with valued service providers.ICBA,...
ICBA Nation
With everyday help from ICBA, community bankers improve and strengthen Main Street AmericaA DAY in the Life8:15 a.m.Driving down streets once traveled by George Washington and John Quincy Adams, Mark Welch arrives at the 1870 brownstone that is home...
MAKEOVERS That Matter
ICBA Services Network continually changes to meet your bank's evolving needsThe public today is fascinated by transformations. Entertainment programs fill the broadcast airwaves dedicated to the makeover of cars, kitchens, gardens and, of course, people....
Marketing Matters
The Check-21 PrescriptionFour tips to prepare you for calming your customers' inevitable concernsTO LEARN MOREFor more information on bank education or customer communication materials, visit ICBA's Web site at www.icba.org.As the deadline for Check...
Newslines
Leighty Speaks Out Against Regulatory OverkillCongress needs to be "bold and openminded" when considering legislation to streamline unnecessarily laborious banking regulations, Dale L. Leighty told the Senate Banking Committee.Offering 40 suggestions...
Portfolio RESTRUCTURING
Now is a good time to restructureConcentration in any single type of security can create problems.It seems there is never a perfect time to restructure a bank investment portfolio. When interest rates are high, the existing portfolio securities are underwater...