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Kasasa Wins at Finovate Conference

The votes have been counted and the winners of the FinovateSpring 2018 Best of Show awards have been named. Every Best of Show competition showcases the state of fintech innovation in the world today. How are fintechs helping improve the customer experience in lending? How can financial institutions get a better understanding of their customers’ needs and preferences? Can they make it safer to bank and shop safely online without fear of interference from cybercriminals?

CBSC preferred-services partner Kasasa was one of five winners for its Kasasa Loan that lets borrowers pay ahead to reduce debt and take that extra money back if they need it. Kasasa Loans feature a mobile app that allows borrowers to manager their debt and access take-backs instantly.

“Congratulations to Gabe and his team at KASASA on winning this prestigious award.” said Mike Kelley, President , Community BancService Corporation, Inc. “We are proud of our time-tested partnership with the professionals at KASASA who have proven time and again to be among the most creative and innovative at developing new programs that help community banks compete. I can’t wait to see what they create next.”

For more information about the KASASA family of solutions for community banks, please contact Marc Billanti, via email at mbillanti@kasasa.com, or telephone at 317-250-6300.

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BankOnIT Announces Incentive to Help Raise PAC Funds

Will Contribute $200 to BancPac for each bank CEO that visits BankOnITY’s Oklahoma City facility

Springfield, IL. (April 18, 2018)---Today, during the CBAI’s 34th Annual Capital Conference luncheon, BankOnIT (BOIT), CBSC’s Preferred Provider for managed IT services, announced that it will donate $200 to CBAI’s Community BancPAC for every member bank CEO that visits BOIT’s Oklahoma City facilities and participates in a CEO roundtable discussion focusing on cyber security. “BankOnIT is seriously committed to providing a more secure and reliable IT operating environment than community banks can create on their own. We fully support community banks efforts to pass legislation that helps them better serve their customers” said Robert Mendez, EVP, BankOnIT.

Beginning today, BankOnIT is offering to host groups of 5 to 6 CBAI member bank CEO’s at its headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Upon arrival in Oklahoma City, the attending CEO’s will participate in discussions focusing on today’s information technology security challenges, meeting information technology regulatory expectations, tour of BOIT’s impressive, state-of-the-art facilities, followed by open discussion over lunch. The one-day trip generally takes less than 8 hours.

“Two years ago, I accepted Robert’s invitation and flew to BOIT’s Oklahoma City facility” said Gregg Roegge, CBAI Chairman and President of Rushville State Bank. “I didn’t think I had a need at the time. I simply wanted to learn more about improving IT security at my bank. Following my visit, I learned that were significant gaps in my bank’s IT security. I also learned that my bank did not have the staff or resources to provide the same level of security and efficiencies in technology management that BOIT provides for community banks.” He concluded, “We’ve been BOIT clients now for about a year and are completely satisfied. Taking the trip to BOIT took one-day, but it was one of the best days I’ve spent out of the office.”

To schedule a visit to BankOnIT, please contact David Wilcox at dwilcox@bankOnITusa.com or at 405-615-7625, or Jef Radtke at jradtke@bankOnITusa.com or at 262-388-3458.

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Shazam Announces 2018 Forum Conference Lineup

ACHIEVE THE SPECTRUM OF SUCCESS
AT THE 2018 SHAZAM FORUM

You won’t want to miss Shazam’s premier event April 10 – 12 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown in Des Moines, Iowa. There’s so much to be excited about and Shazam has just unveiled the forum’s keynote speakers.

Connie Podesta, Author of 10 Ways to Stand Out from the Crowd
Connie’s an expert on leadership, change, life balance and getting your act together. Connie will take you right inside the minds and personalities of the people you deal with every day, so you can act, rather than react to whatever life throws your way. Get ready for less stress and more success!

Jim Olson, Former Chief Counterintelligence of the CIA
In Jim’s presentation, he’ll take you inside the real world of being a CIA spy. He describes the rigorous training they receive and the difficult dilemmas that they face in the field on a daily basis. Jim will also discuss the role of the CIA in the current Global War on Terrorism and other current issues affecting the safety and security of American citizens.

And there’s so much more. SHAZAM’s experts will host informative session with great entertainment. Click Here to view the full agenda.

You won’t want to miss this chance to learn, share and have a great time! Register Now and take advantage of early bird pricing before January 31.

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IRS Updates its IRA Form 5305 Series

On September 6, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service posted updated traditional, Roth, and SIMPLE IRA model agreements (i.e., IRS Form 5305s) to its website. An IRS Form 5305 is the contract used to establish an IRA. Significantly, this is the first update the IRS has made to the IRA Form 5305 series in fifteen (15) years. Principal attorney Karl Leslie from CBSC preferred provider Wolters Kluwer provides a summary of the changes. Read More.

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Digital Banking


Apiture - A CBSC MARKETING PARTNER SINCE 2017

Apiture is a global-leader in commerce enabling technology and has taken digital banking to the next level by developing a secure, simple and effective product suit to meet the needs of today’s customer. The user-friendly online banking platform makes it easy for businesses and consumers to manage all their banking needs, including online bill pay, cash management for business, and personal financial management for consumers.

For more information, contact Bryan Grieve via email at bryan.grieve@firstdata.com, via phone at 314-703-7246, or visit Apiture website.





About Community BancService Corporation, Inc.

A subsidiary of Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI), CBSC aggregates the “clout” of CBAI member banks to negotiate lower costs and provide improved access to essential bank products and services. CBSC recommends products and services that assist banks with income-production, expense reduction, consulting, marketing, compliance, equipment, insurance, lending, A/L management and payments. Before the CBSC board of directors awards any program an exclusive partnership, it is subjected to a rigorous due diligence review that includes extensive testing by members, occasionally by independent experts, and negotiation of special member-only benefits. This process typically takes up to six months.

Today, CBAI members use an average of more than five CBSC preferred providers. Last year, members collectively saved nearly $ 1.5 million in purchasing discounts from CBSC-recommended firms. Contact CBSC today and share in the savings.