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Payments Modernization Bulletin
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From Concept to Reality: Our Commitment to Your Payments Future
The road to faster payments in the United States began in 2013 with the release of a Payment System Improvement paper by the Federal Reserve Bank. Read more…
Bankers’ Bank Adds First-in-the-Nation Funding Agent Participant
Usage of The Clearing House’s RTP Network has been steadily growing as banks and their customers uncover more and more use cases that solve problems inherent in existing payment rails. Up until now, most RTP activity has flowed between large national banks, but that is changing. Read more…
Bringing real-time payments to community banks
Community banks play a critical role in stimulating local economies and providing financial services to consumers and small businesses across the U.S. Many community banks are the center of both small towns and urban areas, providing financial options that community members simply would not be able to access otherwise. Read more…
Raising Community Bank Capital with Senior and Subordinated Debt Webinar
With interest rates at record lows, now is the time to consider the benefits Senior and Subordinated Debt can offer your community bank. Join Bankers’ Bank on Tuesday, June 9 at 10 a.m Central for our webinar to get a deep dive look into how both Senior and Subordinated Debt can work for your community bank’s financing needs. Register Today!
Bankers’ Bank Awards a $20,000 Grant to Wisconsin Academy for Graduate Service Dogs.
Madison, WI – Bankers’ Bank, a leading correspondent bank for community banks located in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Indiana, is proud to announce it successfully secured a $20,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago to support Wisconsin Academy for Graduate Service Dogs (WAGS). Read the press release to learn more.
Introducing a New ERM Solution for Community Banks
During our Strategic Forum in 2019, we introduced SRA’s Watchtower, an enterprise risk management tool built specifically for financial institutions. Since last year Bankers’ Bank has been utilizing this tool to successfully measure, manage and repot on its risk profile. In addition to Watchtower, the Bank has also begun to utilize their new crisis management tool and have found it to be very helpful navigating through the current pandemic. Knowing this tool would be beneficial for community banks, Bankers’ Bank teamed up with SRA to offer a 45-day free trial of this new tool to our customers. Read the press release to learn more.
A Letter from Brad Stamper, President and CEO
Bankers’ Bank is deeply committed to your well-being and safety during this time. We are closely monitoring the evolving circumstances related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Bank has created a Pandemic Coordination Team and meets daily to review the most current guidance from governmental, health, industry and trusted partners. As needed, we will make adjustments to our preparedness and response plan. The Bank encourages leveraging technology to conduct internal and external meetings virtually as much as possible. Read More
Electronic Payments Continue Rapid Growth
Late last year, The Federal Reserve released its latest payments study, showing continuing trends in the expansion of electronic payments. They found the number of non-cash payments increased by 6.7% annually over the three years included in the study, up by 1.6% from the last report. Today, debit is king. Read More
Designating Your RTP Funding Agent
Engaging a Funding Agent offers community banks a number of advantages, including easier management of joint account balances and assistance with maintaining the maximum possible up-time for users through liquidity solutions. Designating Bankers’ Bank as your RTP Funding agent is a simple on-boarding decision. Read More
**Postponed** Bankers’ Bank Brings “Understanding Faster Payments” Seminars to Iowa and Illinois
Bankers’ Bank, in partnership with The Clearing House and UFS, is pleased to present its next round of payments seminars, coming at the end of March. Click below for more information on these seminars in Ames, Iowa and Rosemont, Illinois. Later this year we will be coming to St Louis, Indianapolis and Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Learn more, or register …
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Bankers’ Bank Insured Investments Are Here
It is a pleasure to introduce Bankers’ Bank’s brand new insured investment solution, offering unlimited FDIC insurance.
Customers of Bankers’ Bank now have access to the easiest short-term, risk-free investments ever featuring unprecedented simplicity and efficiency without any fees, auctions, or hassle. Your excess liquidity will be individually divided and anonymously allocated to CD issuers while you receive just one statement and one cash-flow managed by Bankers’ Bank. No more hunting for individual CDs or settling for under-market rates.
Recent Staff News
Mark Loffer – recently joined the Bankers’ Bank staff as Vice President of Correspondent Banking. He will be working out of our Des Moines location, responsible for supporting and building customer relationships in eastern Iowa. Read more…
Steve Schnering – was recently promoted to Assistant Vice President. Steve joined Bankers’ Bank in 2008 in our Investment Operations area and moved into the Sales and Trading area in 2015. Read more…
Bankers’ Bank to Become Funding Agent for Community Banks on TCH’s RTP Network
Bankers’ Bank is pleased to announce our commitment to become a funding agent for respondent banks looking to provide real-time payments capabilities to their customer on the RTP® network developed by The Clearing House (TCH). Please see our August 21st press release for more details…