Aug 31, 2023 | Press Release

COCC Joins Bankers Helping Bankers to Support and Drive Technological Innovations in Community Banking

COCC stands tall with Bankers Helping Bankers to harness the full potential of community banking through a comprehensive suite of modern technology solutions and support.

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. – COCC is proud to announce their partnership with Bankers Helping Bankers (BHB) as the two pair together to continuously evaluate the evolving landscape of advancing technologies and industry trends in their pursuit to support community banking. COCC always strives to keep a client-centric mindset and commitment to service excellence, identifying new opportunities to leverage innovative solutions that benefit their clients and the communities they serve.

“We are extremely excited to announce the sponsorship from COCC for Bankers Helping Bankers. This shows they are committed to providing truth in data, building a trustworthy partnership, and supporting community bankers in the Northeast.” Said Matthew Smith, Director of Innovation Initiatives at Bankers Helping Bankers.

BHB was formed in 2021 by Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) and FedFis coming together to create a new bankers-only platform that is designed to help community banks thrive. IBAT and FedFis have partnered to pioneer an entirely new way for banks to band together, by forming a community of bankers, where conversations are driven by facts and data. FedFis has spent 40+ years building data in the banking industry that can benefit every community bank across the United States. The community that BHB has helped create based on information that only a small number of financial institutions have tapped into can now be universally shared, explored and communicated to those in network to help unlock amazing opportunities. Finally, there is a place for community banks, the bedrock of our country’s financial ecosystem, to connect and collaborate on cutting-edge technological opportunities.

Community financial institutions have proven time and again that they are steadfast partners, dedicated to serving their communities through thick and thin. COCC recognizes the unique challenges faced by these institutions today, and proudly stands alongside them, humbled by the opportunity to support their innovation journey. “As a core banking technology provider committed to the growth of community banks, we are pleased to support BHB. Being able to support the wider adaption of new technology solutions sets up community banks for long term success and that aligns with our operating philosophy” said Susan Salecky, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at COCC.

COCC’s foundation is built on a profound appreciation for the critical role these institutions play in fostering economic growth and stability. At the heart of COCC’s commitment is a deep respect for the timeless values of community banking and they are excited for the future that BHB brings. Honored to be apart of this journey and the unwavering trust placed in COCC by their clients, the company wholeheartedly embraces the exceptional responsibility that accompanies it. With a dedicated team of experts that bring years of invaluable industry experience and an acute understanding of the distinct needs of community financial institutions. Through this partnership, COCC strives to foster growth, drive innovation, and cultivate enduring relationships that are rooted in shared success.


About FedFis

FedFis provides financial institutions fintech data analytics and a strategy system that tracks Financial, M&A, and Vendor data (including technology vendors) on every bank and credit union in the United States. FedFis is committed to “truth in banking”, by helping community bankers understand which products and services will best pair with their existing technology to drive the strategic outcomes for which they strive. They are first and foremost, a family business of precisionists. Fifth-generation bankers and technology experts with incredible depth and passion for the banking industry. For more information visit,


About IBAT

Formed in 1974, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) represents Texas community banks. The Austin-based group is the largest state community banking organization in the nation, with membership comprised of more than 2,000 banks and branches in 700 Texas communities. Providing safe and responsible financial services to all Texas, IBAT member bank assets range in size from $27 million to $39 billion with combined assets statewide of nearly $256 billion. IBAT member banks are committed to supporting and investing in their local communities. For more information visit,


About COCC

COCC, a recognized leader in delivering innovated comprehensive technology and partnerships, offers feature rich, modern standards-based core and digital banking solutions, combining intuitive user experiences and APIs to streamline advanced fintech integrations. COCC clients leverage a complete suite of modern financial technology solutions. COCC has been client-owned for over 50 years, acting as a partner to clients with an unmatched focus on service to help community banks and credit unions meet their unique and ever-changing needs. To learn more, visit


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