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ABA: The American Bankers Association

Core Platforms Committee

ABA is focused on ensuring that community and midsize banks can deploy the modern, innovative tools they need to compete effectively in today’s marketplace. That means helping member banks improve their relationships with core platform providers; promoting core innovation as a policy imperative; opening more opportunities for innovation; and providing recommendations for banks and their cores to move forward together.

Working through its Core Platforms Committee, ABA has identified bankers' top priorities for strengthening the bank-core relationships as data access, API deployment and contract fairness. To advance those priorities, the committee is developing resources that banks can use as part of their conversations with core providers. Resources currently available were developed to help banks understand the core provider space and to provide information to help banks make informed decisions. These include a set of Principles for Strong Bank-Core Provider Relationships that banks can use as part of their conversations with their own providers and a visual timeline outlining ABA’s efforts towards strengthening bank core relationships, as well as a variety of other helpful resources.

Banker Resources

These companies have informed ABA that they are committed to supporting the Principles for Strong Bank Core Relationships.

Core Provider Responses

During the ABA Core Platforms Committee’s conversations with Jack Henry, Finastra, FIS and Fiserv, each core provider offered written responses about their future plans and, in some cases, specific commitments regarding the core initiative. Committee members analyzed and summarized what they heard from the cores on data access, APIs and contract fairness and offered additional recommendations for strengthening core provider relationships. The following resources are available to ABA bank members only .

ABA’s Core Committee met with or received information from the core processors listed below and developed fact sheets based on the information presented to the Committee and confirmed by the core.

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PLEASE NOTE: The listing of any core provider should not be considered an endorsement by ABA of the company or its products.

Core Focused Webinar Series developed by the Committee

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Sample Core Provider Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Information (RFI) Templates

ABA's Core Platform Committee developed these documents to help ABA members conduct rigorous and complete market research when choosing a core provider. Banks can use one or both of these sample templates and should customize to meet their individual business needs.

ABA Associate Members Providing Core Processing or Core Provider Consulting Services

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