Bankers Only

Built by community banking exclusively for community banks. No outsiders. Period.

OUR COMMITMENT

BHB is committed to giving back to community banks in partnership with the state bank associations that support them. 

The Handshake

We’ve gone to great lengths to make this bankers only, please help us keep it that way!

The BHB Mission

For the past decade, “experts” have prognosticated the end of community banking.

Regulatory burden, changing customer expectations and warp speed technological evolution, they say, are just too much for community banks to weather.

We believe that the fight for community banking is far from over but, to win, we’re going to need more collaboration, better data and less misinformation from those who are telling a story that only benefits them.  It’s time to write a new story for ourselves.

We believe Bankers can make the right decisions and thrive if they have the right information.  Period.

That’s why IBAT and FedFis have partnered to pioneer an entirely new way for banks to band together, by forming a community of bankers, where conversations are driven by fact and data.  We believe that the best way to plan the way forward is to remember where community banking began, with community and trust.

Let’s Band Together, Let’s Save Community Banking.

The Community Development Bankers Association (CDBA) Offers Access to Bankers Helping Bankers for Its CDFI-Certified and Mission-Driven Member Banks Across the United States

The Community Development Bankers Association (CDBA) is pleased to announce its participation with FedFis and state community banking associations nationwide to offer access to Bankers Helping Bankers to its CDFI-certified and mission-driven member banks across the United States.  

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Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota Offers Access to Bankers Helping Bankers for Its Member Banks

Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota (ICBSD) is pleased to announce its participation with the FedFis and state community banking associations nationwide to offer access to Bankers Helping Bankers to its member banks in South Dakota.

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Community Bankers Association of Ohio Offers Access to Bankers Helping Bankers for Its Member Banks

The Community Bankers Association of Ohio (CBAO) is pleased to announce its participation with the FedFis and state community banking associations nationwide to offer access to Bankers Helping Bankers to its member banks in Ohio.

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Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota Offers Access to Bankers Helping Bankers for Its Member Banks in Minnesota

Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota (ICBM) is pleased to announce its participation with the FedFis and state community banking associations nationwide to offer access to Bankers Helping Bankers to its member banks.

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The Montana Independent Bankers Association Offers Access to Bankers Helping Bankers for Its Member Banks in Montana

The Montana independent Bankers Association is pleased to announce its participation with FedFis and other state community banking associations nationwide to offer to MIB’s membership access to the ‘Bankers Helping Bankers’ peer interaction platform.

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Independent Banks of South Carolina Offer Access to Bankers Helping Bankers for Its Member Banks in South Carolina

Independent Banks of South Carolina is pleased to announce its participation with the FedFis and state community banking associations nationwide to offer access to Bankers Helping Bankers to its member banks in South Carolina.

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Community Bankers Association of Kansas Offer Access to Bankers Helping Bankers for Its Member Banks in Kansas

Bankers Helping Bankers is a bankers-only platform for collaboration and education. Through data tools and dynamic user groups, Bankers Helping Bankers provides community bankers with a knowledge base focused on bank technology and emerging Fintech companies, as well as hot topics such as cryptocurrencies, banking as a service, and direct digital banking. 

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The Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) Joined With State Community Banking Associations Nationwide to Offer Access to Bankers Helping Bankers

The Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI), through its business services subsidiary, Community BancService Corporation, Inc. (CBSC), announces today that it has agreed to join with state community banking associations nationwide to offer its members exclusive access to Bankers Helping Bankers, a bankers-only network designed to foster education and collaboration.

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Arkansas Community Bankers Offer Access to Bankers Helping Bankers for Its Member Banks in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bankers Helping Bankers is a bankers-only platform for collaboration and education. Through data tools and dynamic user groups, Bankers Helping Bankers provides community bankers with a knowledge base focused on bank technology and emerging Fintech companies, as well as hot topics such as cryptocurrencies, banking as a service, and direct digital banking. 

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Crypto 101 — Turning Bankers Into Experts on Crypto: Everything Bankers Need to Know About Crypto

Bankers Helping Bankers (BHB) hosts its first live event on Cryptocurrency — Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CST.

Open to ALL community bankers, this no-cost, bankers-only event is designed to dispel the myths about crypto by delivering the facts through hard data and a no-spin approach.

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Unprecedented Support for Community Banks: Bankers Helping Bankers

A data-driven Social+ Community created by IBAT and FedFis, exclusively for bankers. Thanks to our sponsors, there is no cost to bankers. Providing education, information, and private conversations that bankers have never had before: FinTechs, Vendors, and Technology Peer Analysis.

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The independent community banking business model is in jeopardy.  Over the last 20 years, the number of FDIC insured institutions has retreated 48% from 9,613 in 2001 to 4,951 2021 YTD.  The urgency with which we must act to save our industry has never been greater than it is right now.  Rising compliance costs and regulatory burden, coupled with self-indulgent consultants, vendors, and providers are debilitating our proud industry.  We must band together to protect our livelihood, and Bankers Helping Bankers is our first cannon shot to stave off continued industry consolidation. 

BHB is the perfect resource to liberate those bankers who are facing competitive headwinds.  Here, bankers can find the tools, resources, and friends to help them realize the true value of their bank charter.  Banks don’t need to sell to maximize value or gain efficiencies.  Bankers need to leverage their most valuable asset – their charter – by considering new ways of doing business with FinTechs and as sponsor banks or direct banks.  This is how you maximize value!  We can’t keep doing things the way we always have, so I urge you, in the name of community banking, to check out Bankers Helping Bankers; help yourself and your fellow banker so that we may continue to wave our flag proudly. 

Mike Fernandez

President, Texas National Bank

Inside The Platform

BHB is a social community at its core, that’s why its called bankers helping bankers. At the foundation, our intelligence layer powers the community engagement, acting as a social engine. We achieve this data driven engagement in these key ways:

Social +

We personalize the banks experience; recommendations, interactions, digital strategy, and even discussions by grouping banks discussions by topics, partners and peers. This is a new elevated conversation based on information bankers haven’t had before.

FinTech Directory

All U.S. FinTechs that provide a banking function (requires a sponsor bank). It is the only directory built by data so you can ensure completeness. Search all features and App store data (number of installs, age of App, ratings, and view the digital experience of the FinTech). 

Vendor Due Diligence

The technology selection process has long been broken. You need vendors that integrate with your current technology that pass the regulatory hurdle of “three live installs”. Using AI algorithms, FinTegration Strategist (c) precisely defines your recommended product shortlist.

Bank Digital Snapshot

Find your bank peers, view their app’s digital experience, financial KPIs, and call report financial KPIs.

Smart Vendor Directory

Definitive list of vendors with at least one live bank install. Learn where vendors serve their customers best by asset size and financial KPIs of their install base.

Education

Get data-driven education and thought leadership to stay on the cutting-edge of news and industry trends. 

“The result is a first of its kind data-forward social+ community for banks. BHB delivers data personalized journeys customized to each unique banker with a powerful insights engine that accelerates social innovation; identifying, connecting, and fostering social collaboration amongst complex bank peers.”

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