VeraBank Recognized as 2023 nCino Financial Services Impact Award Winner

On July 14, Henderson-based VeraBank announced that it has received the 2023 Financial Services Impact Award in the “Speed” category by North Carolina-based nCino, a financial technology company. The company’s cloud-based banking software helps financial institutions gain efficiencies from digitizing and streamlining processes in commercial banking, small-business banking and retail banking. The award recognizes stand-out … Read more

IT Service Provider Integris Purchases Texas-Based CalTech to Build National Community Banking Vertical

On January 4, IT managed service provider Integris announced that it has purchased San Angelo-based CalTech, a community-banking-focused IT managed service provider with offices in Texas and Kansas. This marks Integris’ third acquisition in less than six months, accelerating tremendous growth for the company and its national footprint. With CalTech, Integris now has more than … Read more

CSI Partners with Bankers Helping Bankers to Support Community Banks with Innovative Fintech Solutions

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 … Read more

Bankers Helping Bankers Announces Launch of Venture Capital Fund

On July 12, Bankers Helping Bankers (BHB) announced the launch of the Bankers Helping Bankers Fund (BHB Fund), a fintech venture capital fund managed by Latitude38 Venture Partners. The fund will support community bankers’ engagement with emerging technology providers to meet the future needs of customers and navigate the rapidly changing landscape of financial technology. It’s … Read more

Delaware-Based PNC Bank Announces North Texas as Location of its Newest Tech Hub

On April 22, Wilmington, Delaware-based PNC Bank announced the opening of its North Texas Technology and Innovation Hub, the most recent tech-focused space it has opened across its coast-to-coast footprint and the first hub of this type to be established in Texas. The hub will accommodate approximately 200 employees, the majority of which will focus on … Read more

Unprecedented Support for Community Banks: Bankers Helping Bankers

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) and FedFis, a fintech firm specializing in data transformation for financial institutions, have announced Bankers Helping Bankers, a new bankers-only platform to help community banks survive and thrive. Texas-based FedFis brings more than 40 years of building data in the banking industry, information that can benefit every community … Read more

FinTegration Strategist: Community Banking’s Access to the Technology Ecosystem

What if we could predict the weather? On September 5, 1862, this question led James Glaisher to do something no one had ever done before. Along with aeronaut Henry Tracy Coxwell, he stepped into a hot-air balloon and ascended to heights never before reached, almost 36,000 feet. Before eventually passing out due to a lack … Read more

Building—and Rebuilding—the Texas Economy One Business at a Time

As COVID vaccinations increase and mask mandates subside, businesses are beginning to draw sighs of relief, hoping that the worst is behind us and the future brings some sense of normalcy. But there is no doubt that the past 14 months have been fraught with anxiety, not only for the health of our population, but … Read more

Independent Financial Names Wade Chief Digital Officer

McKinney-based Independent Financial has named Bill Wade chief digital officer, tapping him to lead the bank’s digital and key technology initiatives. He will lead a team focusing on digital innovation, data assets, data analytics, workflow automation and system integration. Wade has more than 35 years of experience in financial and business consulting technology, including 11 years … Read more