Mastercard Working to Help Smaller Banks Keep up with Payments Tech

Mastercard has teamed up with Urban FT and the payment services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America to launch Community Access, a card services program; the program includes setup and compliance, card issuance and fulfillment, instant account opening and cardholder support; the goal is another example of the ICBA looking to help their members compete with larger banks; the ICBA in late 2018 launched a community bank-focused fintech accelerator which gives the startups access to member banks. Source