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CEB Community Banking Newsletter

Financial services is going through a period of profound change, driven in the last decade by a global financial crisis and attendant changes in regulatory requirements, the rise of large national and international banks, and the overwhelming progress of digital technology.

CEB’s Financial Services practice has more than 30 years of experience in helping banks and other institutions navigate those changes. But it’s clear that this combination of changes has different implications for smaller financial institutions.  

Welcome to the CEB Community Banking Newsletter

We invite you to subscribe to the CEB Community Banking Newsletter, where you’ll find CEB’s key insights into financial services available to individual executives at Community Banks—those U.S. banks with less than $10 billion in assets.  Every issue will share the most useful content and resources we can find– from us and from others – on the topics we know are important to you and will help you manage effectively, including:

State of the art perspective on the core disciplines of community banking: 

  • Evolutions in the basic product set
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and other changes to the banking landscape
  • Credit
  • Sales
  • Talent Management
  • Regulatory Issues

Required investments and understanding to operate right now: 

  • Established digital and mobile technologies
  • Marketing and differentiation
  • New ways of working
  • Technology purchasing and management
  • Partnerships

Not yet ready for investment, but worth understanding and watching on the two-year investment horizon:

  • Blockchain, Bitcoin, and other virtual currencies
  • The Internet of Things
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Other emerging technology and market-driven issues

The CEB Community Banking Newsletter is a free, bi-weekly resource that draws on the major themes identified through CEB research and conversation with our member executives with a focus on community bank impact.  Sign up today to receive our next issue.

Why Now?
Big Ideas for Community Banks


For questions, comments, or to learn more, email us at CEBCommunityBanking@cebglobal.com