Paducah, Kentucky-based Computer Services Inc. (CSI), a leading provider of end-to-end fintech and regtech solutions, has partnered with Bankers Helping Bankers to further the organization’s mission of empowering community banks. Established by FedFis and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) in late 2021, Bankers Helping Bankers connects bankers nationwide so that they can identify solutions that drive earnings and diversify sources of income. Its mission is to elevate and unite community banks across the U.S. to compete with large, entrenched financial institutions.
“Community banks are the backbone of our economy and invaluable partners with their local communities,” says Christopher Williston, IBAT president and CEO. “Bankers Helping Bankers extends that spirit of collaboration by coordinating and sharing innovative products and strategies for success. Together, community banks can more confidently face the threat of global institutions and new competitors.”
In just six months, Bankers Helping Bankers has built an extensive network and most of the nation’s state associations have joined the movement. CSI works with Bankers Helping Bankers to build digital banking strategies that community bankers need to adapt and compete.
“CSI is the fourth largest core processor in the U.S., and when offered a chance to help community banks, CSI immediately said yes,” says Dave Mayo, CEO of FedFis and one of the founders of Bankers Helping Bankers. “Bankers Helping Bankers is continuing to grow in both size and scope. We believe bankers can make the right decisions and thrive if they have the right information and access to experts. CSI is determined that community bankers will continue to have that access—at no cost to the banker—with their support of Bankers Helping Bankers.”
“At CSI, we have always been dedicated to helping community banks expand their offerings and grow the markets they serve, and this partnership represents another significant step toward that goal,” says Giovanni Mastronardi, group president, CSI Enterprise Banking. “Bankers Helping Bankers goes beyond promoting technology solutions. It brings together industry professionals to participate in lively, thoughtful discussions about how community banks can grow their business. We are thrilled to work hand-in-hand with Bankers Helping Bankers and ensure community banks thrive in today’s banking environment.”