.Bank Update

fTLD Registry Services, operator of the .BANK domain, recently provided an update about domain usage and security requirement changes. .BANK continues to gain acceptance with an 18 percent increase in activated .BANK domain names in the first quarter of 2017.

With newly approved fTLD security requirement changes, the availability of resources to support .BANK domain name activation (including a new third-party provider program) and updated resources such as an implementation planning checklist, it’s easier and more secure to obtain a .BANK domain name.

Dell Deals


During the month of May, Dell is celebrating Small Business Month with Double Discounts for IBAT member banks, bank employees and customers. Don't miss out! You can place your order online by clicking here. On average, IBAT members save 30% on orders by using the Dell/IBAT link number: GS126658178.

May special offers include:

Repealing the Durbin Amendment

Representative Ted Budd from North Carolina—a member of the Financial Services Committee—is attempting to gather signatures for a letter to House GOP leaders that would urge them to let members vote on repealing the Durbin Amendment. While language to repeal the debit card fee cap is included in Chairman Hensarling’s Financial CHOICE Act, which has broad GOP support, the swipe fee provision is dividing Republicans. Budd is an outspoken critic of the regulation.

IBAT's Renewal with Diebold


We are pleased to announce IBAT’s renewal of our long-standing Diebold Nixdorf endorsement. A trusted community bank partner for more than 150 years, Diebold Nixdorf offers products and services that enrich the customer experience and ensure that IBAT member banks always utilize up-to-date and efficient technology to meet their customers’ needs. IBAT will continue to endorse physical security products as well as additional self-service products, including ATMs, interactive ATMs and in-lobby teller systems.

White Paper


Last week, ICBA delivered to the Treasury Department a comprehensive white paper to bolster economic growth through tiered community bank regulations. “Community Bank Regulatory Relief: A Roadmap to Economic Growth and Prosperity” lays out the economic benefits of community banks, the challenge of overregulation and its effect on industry consolidation, and regulatory solutions.

The white paper, which complements the Plan for Prosperity regulatory relief platform, offers solutions to:


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