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A group of some of the most innovative community banks leveraging network effects to accelerate innovation, build partnerships, and make strategic investments.



Learn about our mission and values.

Founded in 2018 by 12 leading community and mid-sized banks, today we have scores of members totaling over $250 billion in combined assets.  We reach over 30 million consumers and more than 6 million small businesses. If we were a single bank, we would rank in the Top 25 in the U.S., giving us a combined strength and reach far beyond that of working alone.

Check out what our members accomplished together in 2020

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The Alloy Labs Alliance is powered by FinTech Forge, the industry leader in helping financial institutions build and leverage their innovation capacity internally and through strategic fintech partnerships and investments. Learn more about FinTech Forge

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Forge Ideas into Results

  • Even if you're not a member of the Alloy Labs Alliance, you can still benefit from our industry-leading tools and frameworks to build and leverage the innovative capacity inside your bank Learn More

  • Turn that endless list of projects into a cohesive portfolio to help you balance defending and extending your existing business while also creating viable options for the future

  • Executional frameworks for governance, funding and risk management to drive consistent results, customized for your unique goals and situation

  • Best practices of modern agile business methods custom-tailored to work in a highly regulated environment

  • Our FIRE™ process (Fast, Iterative, Responsive Experiments) has been featured in leading publications, conferences, and boardrooms around the world, and we have taught it at leading graduate schools of banking

Members-Only Access

  • Join the Alloy Labs Alliance to leverage powerful network effects to not only share ideas and best practices, but to collaborate directly to lower the costs, spread the risks, and share lessons learned to bring new ideas to market quickly

  • If we were a single bank, we would rank in the top 25, giving our members a combined strength and influence far beyond anything they could achieve by working alone

  • Our online community built on Microsoft Teams for secure and easy members-only discussions and curated content and experts

  • Centers of Excellence on member-driven topics such as Data & Analytics, Cybersecurity, Strategy and Business Models, Building an Innovation Culture, and more

  • Intelligence and proprietary insights that drive actionable strategies

  • Exclusive reports, surveys, heatmaps, and benchmarking

  • Unlimited access for an unlimited number of employees

Differentiate Your Bank

  • Engage even deeper with Peer Workgroups to address specific market opportunities and challenges

  • Network effects accelerate wins and spread risks from customer discovery, to solution specifications, to due diligence and implementation

  • Negotiated partner contracts with substantial group discounts, including full product, security, compliance, and risk diligence, and best practices for implementation

  • Member-driven priorities include
    P2P Payments, Digital Account Opening, Robotic Process Automation, Financial Health & Wellness, Cybersecurity, and more

  • Members-only access to our Concept Lab to work with carefully vetted fintechs to explore and develop new products and solutions

  • Strategic investment opportunities in promising fintech companies

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COO, $800M Bank

We made more progress here in 24 hours than we typically make in 3 months

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EVP, $2.5B Bank

We've seen a shift in mindset... we're going to keep doing things and proactively improving

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CSO, $12B Bank

Putting a group of smart people together from different banks with different perspectives is way more powerful than a group of my own smart people

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Membership is limited to U.S. community and mid-sized banks only.


 Fintech companies and nonbank service providers can join our providers database. All of our priorities are member-driven and we'll be in touch if there an opportunity that aligns with your capabilities.

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