Independent Banker

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

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 5, May

A Helping Hand
From the Top Take full advantage of your bank's ICRA membership. It's smart to regularly reacquaint yourself with ICBA's expanding benefits, services and programs as your bank changes and grows. As a community banker in Louisa, Va., my success depends...
Bustling with Technology
Bantam Nebraska bank puts wall-to-wall technology to use Tradition and technology work hand-in-hand at the State Bank of Odell, Neb. Located 60 miles south of Lincoln, the farming community of 345 people is bucking national trends and growing. Small...
Dealing Directly
ICBA-Fannie Mae partnership rounds out your secondary mortgage options If your community bank or thrift sells mortgages directly into the secondary market, you now have a better option through ICBA and Fannie Mae. Announced in March at ICBA's 2002 National...
Hometown Heroes
ICBA'S NATIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS HIGHLIGHT THE BEST OF COMMUNITY BANKING Hometown values see neighbors helping neighborhoods and community banks are no exception. In towns across America, community bankers make a difference everyday by reaching...
Liquidity Exam Procedures
Bank liquidity problems cause increased scrutiny On March 10, 2002, the FDIC's Bill Stark presented brand new liquidity examination procedures to community bankers at the ICBA's national convention in Hawaii. This month's investment column reiterates...
Systematic Sales
Pick the best MCIF system for your bank's marketing efforts You've probably heard all the great things that an MCIF (Marketing Customer Information File) system can do for your bank. Increase your bank's bottom line. Retain customers. Assist your bank...
The Economic Upshot
Services Update Banks' demand for force placed and foreclosed property coverage is growing As a result of the slowing U.S. economy, more consumers are finding it increasingly difficult to meet personal financial obligations. More people are affected...
Virginia Cavalier
Pierce Stone takes to the national stage as ICBA chairman For nearly four decades A. Pierce Stone has crafted his skills as a community banker. Like a pro golfer, the Virginia community banker learned when to risk going for the pin, like when he decided...