2013 Policy Resolutions
These ICBA resolutions, approved by the Policy Development Committee and the Board of Directors, broadly describe the association’s major policy objectives for 2013-2014. They also describe association products, services and programs that help keep community banks strong and competitive. These resolutions are designed to provide policy guidance for ICBA officers and staff, and general policy direction for standing committees, councils and task forces.
These resolutions reflect ICBA's core principles: Community banks support fair competition in financial services; support the separation of banking and commerce; believe in a balanced financial system that does not favor any segment of the financial services sector; support the dual banking system; and oppose the concentration of economic and financial services resources. Community banks create symbiotic relationships with the communities they serve; favor local decision making while adhering to the highest business practices and ethical standards; and support a democratically governed association where each member bank has a voice and a vote.
ICBA PRIORITIES FOR 2013
TRACK I: LEGISLATION AND REGULATION
Safety and Soundness
Consumer and Compliance
Payments and Technology
Banking and Financial Structure
Economic and Community Development
Strengthening Our Political Voice
TRACK II: PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
TRACK III: EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION