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ICBA White Paper Lays Out Principles for Housing-Finance Reform

Apr 25 2017

ICBA released a white paper detailing its principles and recommendations for reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to support continued access to the secondary mortgage market for community bank lenders.

  • Federal Housing Finance Agency
  • Housing Finance/GSEs

Media Advisory: ICBA Capital Summit May 1 - 3

Apr 18 2017

The nation’s community bankers will be in town May 1-3 for the ICBA Capital Summit. The summit provides a forum for community bankers to engage on policy issues with members of Congress and other policymakers. A Future of Banking Symposium has also been added to the schedule.

  • Fintech
  • Community Banker University
  • Washington Policy Summit

ICBA Urges OCC to Rescind Fintech Proposal

Apr 12 2017

ICBA reiterated its concerns with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s proposal to grant special-purpose bank charters to unregulated financial technology companies.

  • Office of Comptroller of the Currency
  • Fintech

Community Bankers Association of Ohio Endorses ICBA Bancard

Apr 11 2017

ICBA Bancard, the payments services subsidiary of the ICBA, has been endorsed by the Community Bankers Association of Ohio.

  • ICBA Bancard & TCM Bank
  • News

ICBA Meets with Treasury Officials on Pro-Growth Regulatory Relief

Apr 5 2017

ICBA met with Treasury officials to discuss how federal policymakers can address the impact of overregulation on community banks and the customers they serve.

  • Agencies/Regulators
  • Regulatory Relief
  • Plan for Prosperity

ICBA to Congress: Enhance USDA Credit Programs to Prevent Farm Credit Crunch

Apr 4 2017

ICBA today called on Congress to support agricultural programs that help community banks serve rural America amid a steady deterioration in farm incomes.

  • Agriculture
  • Crop Insurance
  • Farm Bill
  • Rural Development
  • USDA Farm Loan Programs

ICBA: Where You Choose to Bank Matters

Mar 31 2017

Where you choose to bank matters. That’s the message that the ICBA is sending loud and clear throughout April, which is ICBA Community Banking Month. ICBA, which represents the nation’s more than 5,800 community banks, believes that consumers have the power to make change happen at the community level by aligning with their community bank and putting their money to work in the neighborhood that they call home.

  • Banker Story
  • Go Local
  • Community Banking Month

ICBA to Congress: Excessive Regulation Harms Consumers

Mar 28 2017

Testifying before the House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, ICBA Chairman R. Scott Heitkamp said excessive regulations are limiting access to credit for many Americans and inhibiting the economic recovery.

  • Regulatory Relief
  • Plan for Prosperity

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