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ICBA Names Association for Financial Technology (AFT) as Corporate Member

Washington, D.C. (Dec. 5, 2017) — The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced the Association for Financial Technology (AFT), a leading provider of networking and professional development, as its newest Corporate Member. The partnership promotes discussion between community banks and fintech companies and provides a forum for opportunities to partner or collaborate.

“ICBA is pleased to welcome AFT as its newest Corporate Member,” said ICBA Vice President of Vendor Relations Adam Mahone. “Through this collaboration, ICBA can help guide and support the development of technology solutions that help community banks seize new market opportunities and address their customers’ evolving financial services needs.”

By joining ICBA as a Corporate Member, AFT will help their fintech members better align their products and services to help community banks meet their business objectives. In turn, community banks will gain firsthand exposure and expertise on fintech offerings from companies that they might want to partner with or expand their current relationship.

“This reciprocal membership arrangement will help foster relationships with key financial services and technology stakeholders, creating actionable business intelligence to help our respective members stay informed of trends affecting the industry,” said Zach Duke, president of AFT and executive vice president of business development of Safe Systems. “ICBA’s Corporate Membership program allows our company to network with and provide educational offerings to a diverse set of community bankers. We look forward to helping community banks thrive.”

For more information about ICBA’s Corporate Membership program, visit

Membership does not denote endorsement.

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for more than 5,700 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services. For more information, visit

About AFT

Association for Financial Technology (AFT) is the industry’s premier resource for networking and professional development for those companies and executives serving U.S. financial institutions (FI’s), including banks, credit unions, lenders and payment companies. Founded in 1972, the members represent virtually every area of technology, data or services needed to help FI’s succeed in today’s dynamic marketplace. Working within a highly regulated industry and complex vendor landscape, AFT helps members by 1) creating valuable relationships; 2) provides business and industry intelligence; and 3) delivering programs that inform members on issues, trends and forces shaping the industry. To learn more about AFT, visit

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