CBANC Introduces Online B2B Fintech Marketplace for Community Banks and Credit Unions

CBANC | January 11, 2022

CBANC, the largest online community for banking and credit union professionals, recently launched a comprehensive platform that features an online marketplace of products and solutions for financial institutions.

The new marketplace enables information and data for 1,000 products from more than 450 companies that provide innovative solutions and services to banks and credit unions. With this, the new marketplace also provides the industry with the most up-to-date, comprehensive catalogue of products and services powered by the companies that serve as U.S based financial institutions. With this launch, CBANC aims to build a successful online community of verified financial professionals from over 8,600 U.S. financial institutions.

Over the past ten years, CBANC has been a place for all financial professionals to connect and discover the information they need to succeed. Today, the speed of technological innovation is outpacing awareness, and community banks and credit unions need a place to discover what's available for them and feel confident in their decisions."

Tom Ferries, CBANC CEO.

The CBANC Marketplace also enables vendors to get their products and services rapidly and offer them to banking and credit union professionals. With the help of this new marketplace platform, financial companies will have the ability to add, share, and update information related to financial services and products. By doing this, companies can add value and insight about services and products to their audience who are actively looking for support and guidance from the vendors.

The CBANC Community and Marketplace is a simple platform for each employee of U.S. financial institutions and members to overcome circumstantial vulnerabilities such as online fraud, essential fiscal credentials, insecure email networks, and many other dysfunctional aspects.

“As the need for technology change and acceleration continues, the industry is looking for a place that’s a real resource,” said Michael Berman, Ncontracts CEO. “An informed buyer is typically a better buyer because they really understand all of their options in the marketplace, so we are excited to participate.”


The growing availability of automation solutions from SAP and third-party vendors, provides a catalyst for organizations to align best practices with intelligent automation technologies, such as robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML), in various areas within finance and accounti


The growing availability of automation solutions from SAP and third-party vendors, provides a catalyst for organizations to align best practices with intelligent automation technologies, such as robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML), in various areas within finance and accounti

Related News


First Community Bank, Sunrise Bank and Today's Bank Select Jack Henry to Accelerate Business and Retail Banking Strategies

PPRnewswire | April 25, 2023

Jack Henry™ (Nasdaq: JKHY) announced today that First Community Bank, Sunrise Bank and Today's Bank have selected Jack Henry's modern core infrastructure to provide better service to retail and business customers. Michigan-based First Community Bank, Florida-based Sunrise Bank, and Arkansas-based Today's Bank were looking for an open and flexible technology provider capable of serving their accountholders with a single, sophisticated user experience. They selected Jack Henry for its forward-looking technology vision, which will help differentiate them from other players in their communities. The banks are particularly excited about the launch of Banno Business, Jack Henry's scalable digital banking solution for businesses of all sizes, which will help them grow their business accounts with the personal approach and trust that sets them apart and becomes generally available in July 2023. $450-million asset First Community Bank serves both metro and rural communities across Northern Michigan, where many larger financial institutions have left consumers and businesses in need of financial support. The bank plans to grow by 10% annually for the next three years, with much of the growth concentrated on business and commercial opportunities. "With many big banks leaving our area, we see a real opportunity to step up for our community and help people and businesses in their moment of need," said CEO Daniel J. Clarke. "Jack Henry's robust technology infrastructure will help us by bringing all our systems under the same umbrella, automating processes, keeping us better connected with our customers, and improving risk management." Sunrise Bank has a strong business customer base, serving small- and medium-sized companies in both metropolitan and beach town areas of Central Florida. The new leadership team of the $450-million asset bank aims to boost assets by more than 30% in the next couple of years while maintaining its personal approach and reputable customer service. "The automation and efficiency we will gain with Jack Henry will completely transform our bank," said Nancy Dooley, executive vice president and chief operations officer at the bank. "It will help us save time, increase accuracy, and reduce risk, while supporting an outstanding customer experience. The scalable and customizable business banking solutions will help us expand our client portfolio and reach our strong growth goals." Today's Bank is a $300-million asset community bank serving Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas River Valley region. "We needed a modern and open technology provider that was able to support our digital service strategy," said Brittany L. Thompson Little, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Today's Bank. "Jack Henry ticked all the boxes and was also a great cultural fit for our bank. They are positioned to help us strengthen our product base both on the retail and commercial side while allowing us to maintain the fintech relationships we've already built." "Community financial institutions like First Community Bank, Sunrise Bank, and Today's Bank are keeping the economy alive, and providing their communities with the financial support they need to thrive," said Stacey Zengel, senior vice president of Jack Henry and president of Bank Solutions. "We're proud to support Main Street America by providing unified user experiences for businesses and the people behind them." About Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® Jack Henry™ (Nasdaq: JKHY) is a well-rounded financial technology company that strengthens connections between financial institutions and the people and businesses they serve. We are an S&P 500 company that prioritizes openness, collaboration, and user centricity – offering banks and credit unions a vibrant ecosystem of internally developed modern capabilities as well as the ability to integrate with leading fintechs. For more than 46 years, Jack Henry has provided technology solutions to enable clients to innovate faster, strategically differentiate, and successfully compete while serving the evolving needs of their accountholders. We empower approximately 8,000 clients with people-inspired innovation, personal service, and insight-driven solutions that help reduce the barriers to financial health. Additional information is available at

Read More


Stearns Bank & Sardine transform fintech compliance with a new operating system for risk management

PRnewswire | May 25, 2023

Stearns Bank N.A. has partnered with Sardine, a leading provider of risk management and compliance solutions, to enhance Stearns Bank's fintech program. This collaboration marks a first-of-its-kind approach in community banking to provide an all-in-one risk management and compliance platform for sponsored programs to address evolving regulatory and compliance requirements. As the demand for faster money movement increases, the risk of fraud increases. Stearns Bank and Sardine recognize the need for enhanced compliance and multi-layered fraud detection and prevention tools to safeguard faster payment offerings. Sardine's all-in-one risk management and compliance platform helps sponsor banks manage fintech oversight risks without needing multiple service providers. Sardine utilizes cutting-edge technology to consolidate critical compliance data and integrated risk scoring and offers banks a way to tackle modern fraud with real-time fraud detection, KYC, KYB, BSA/AML, and transaction monitoring in one solution. "Sardine breaks down data silos and enables our teams to efficiently identify issues for remediation and quickly pull together and share relevant data for further audit, examination, and regulatory purposes as needed," said Josh Hofer, Chief Risk & Information Security Officer of Stearns Bank. "This allows us to keep up with fintech innovation and scale our fintech offerings while enhancing risk management and streamlining compliance – what we're providing with Sardine is transformative for fintechs, community banks, and fintech sponsorship." With Sardine in place, Stearns Bank has real-time oversight into their KYC/AML policies, fraud, and AML transaction monitoring alerts across all their sponsored programs in one integrated dashboard. Stearns Bank can work directly with their fintech partners to easily create new fraud detection, KYC policy, or transaction monitoring rules via Sardine's no-code rule editor. "As regulations continue to evolve and scrutiny into the fintech space intensifies, which it should, Stearns Bank continues to prioritize risk management and compliance in its fintech partnerships and sponsorship offerings," said Kelly Skalicky, President and CEO of Stearns Bank. "We continue to assess and select our fintech partners based on our exacting Stearns Bank 'Risk-Management 1st' standards, selecting compliance-focused partners like Sardine committed to an elevated and always-maturing risk management model for deploying fintech-facilitated banking services." Skalicky added, "By leveraging our risk management and compliance expertise and Sardine's advanced compliance and monitoring technology, we can provide greater access to a wider range of secure banking services and capabilities with embedded future-forward compliance and risk management systems, proactively anticipating next-gen regulatory requirements." Sponsored fintechs can easily escalate suspicious customers or transactions to Stearns Bank via Sardine's SOC2 Type 2 compliant platform. This robust case management system enables data-sharing and dispositions without sharing critical personally-identifiable information via emails or other insecure messaging. "We're excited to work with a tech-savvy partner such as Stearns Bank to enhance their fintech offerings and showcase an innovative way to do program management of fintechs and embedded finance," said Soups Ranjan, CEO of Sardine. "Our unique platform enables enhanced monitoring of regulatory, reputation, and operational risk for sponsor banks through real-time views into aggregated fraud and compliance performance, as well as tools to manage and mitigate those risks." About Stearns Bank N.A. Minnesota-based Stearns Bank National Association is a $2.2 billion, independently-owned financial institution with locations in Minnesota, Florida and Arizona, and over 35,000 small business customers nationwide, in every state across the U.S. Recognized as having a bullet-proof balance sheet with 25% capital and earning top rankings as one of the nation's highest-performing banks by American Banker, and most recently ranked fourth in the U.S. among banks having more than $1 billion in assets by Independent Banker's 2023 Best of the Best ranking of banks with the highest 3-year average Return on Assets, Stearns Bank specializes in nationwide commercial construction lending, USDA and SBA lending, and small business and equipment financing. Driven by a passion to help others achieve their greatest ambitions, Stearns Bank's mission is to Get the Job Done! For more information, visit About Sardine Sardine is an all-in-one fraud detection, compliance, and risk management platform. An experienced team with deep banking and fraud prevention experience enabling the company to build innovative compliance and risk management services for financial institutions. For more information, visit and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Read More


GTN's global expansion strategy accelerates with FINRA license

PRnewswire | April 06, 2023

GTN, a successful fintech pioneer with decades of success making investment and trading accessible for all, proudly announces its latest accomplishment in its expansion strategy - obtaining a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) license. This represents a significant milestone, positioning GTN to offer trading and investment solutions to a broader range of clients, including brokers, banks, asset managers, and fintech firms. With the newly secured FINRA license, GTN's clients can benefit more easily from direct market access and investment opportunities. This is a critical milestone for GTN in achieving its vision of revolutionising access to investment and trading opportunities from anywhere for everyone. GTN's pioneering B2B and B2B2C business model is based on collaborating with its clients, providing them with the resources and support they need to thrive in the fast-paced technology-oriented industry. GTN's expansion strategy is well on track. Manjula Jayasinghe, Group CEO of GTN, said: "The FINRA license is a pivotal milestone for GTN, and we are thrilled to extend our offerings to brokers, banks, asset managers, and fintech clients worldwide. Our unwavering commitment to redefining investment and trading for all remains steadfast, and we are eager to bring our expertise and innovative solutions to more clients worldwide." "Our expansion into the Americas is a key part of our growth strategy, and the FINRA license is an essential component of that plan. With our trading technology and infrastructure, we're confident that we can help our clients succeed in this market and beyond. We're excited to be part of their journey to success," said Eric Krueger, CEO of GTN Americas. GTN is well-positioned to continue its expansion into the Americas and become a leading global provider of investment and trading services. By pursuing regulatory milestones and innovative solutions, GTN aims to redefine the financial landscape, promoting accessibility and inclusivity in investment and trading for all market participants. About GTN GTN is a fintech pioneer with decades of success, holding broker-dealer and capital market services licenses in multiple jurisdictions through its subsidiaries. Backed by strategic investors like IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and SBI Ventures Singapore Pte. Ltd., a group company of SBI Holdings, Inc., one of the largest financial services firms listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, we are committed to empowering brokers, banks, asset managers, and fintechs with scalable and innovative investment and trading solutions that enable access to a comprehensive network of global markets and multiple asset classes making investment and trading accessible for all. GTN's investment and trading solutions offer seamless integration with the existing services of regulated financial firms and fintechs via our co-branded front-ends or versatile API suite. The GTN API suite, inspired by embedded finance, provides the adaptability to develop bespoke trading/investment applications or incorporate GTN features into existing platforms, enhancing their value proposition. In addition, our comprehensive global trading ecosystem includes best-in-class execution, custody, and post-trade solutions. To learn more, visit or connect on LinkedIn. GTN brings together a diverse team of over 300 talented individuals spread across Dubai, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the UK, and the US, united by a shared passion and purpose: empowering clients and transforming the accessibility to investment and trading opportunities to all.

Read More