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ICBA Selects BancLeasing as a Preferred Service Provider for Leasing Services

Jul 20 2017

ICBA announced that BancLeasing has been selected as its newest Preferred Service Provider. BancLeasing helps community banks serve their business customers by allowing them to book equipment leases as commercial loans.

  • PSP Providers

ICBA to Congress: Enact Fair and Prudent Housing Finance Reform

Jul 20 2017

ICBA expressed to Congress the importance of passing judicious housing finance reforms that allows continued access for community bank lenders. Testifying at the Senate Banking Committee’s hearing, Jack Hopkins, president/CEO at CorTrust Bank, advocated for Congress to enact reforms that promote beneficial competition and avoid dangerous concentration in the mortgage lending industry, particularly in regard to government-sponsored enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Housing Finance/GSEs
  • Regulatory Relief
  • Plan for Prosperity

Wyoming Bankers Association Endorses ICBA Bancard

Jul 19 2017

ICBA Bancard, the payments services subsidiary of ICBA, has been endorsed by the Wyoming Bankers Association. This marks the 37th state banking association to give its seal of approval to ICBA Bancard.

  • ICBA Bancard & TCM Bank

ICBA Comment on SoFi Bank FDIC Application

Jul 17 2017

The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today sent a letter to the FDIC commenting on the deposit insurance application of SoFi Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Social Finance, Inc. (SoFi).

  • FDIC
  • Deposit Insurance

ICBA to CFPB: Raise HMDA Reporting Threshold on HELOCs and First Lien Mortgages Permanently

Jul 12 2017

ICBA President and CEO Camden R. Fine released this statement on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plan to issue a proposed rulemaking to temporarily increase the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act reporting threshold for Home Equity Lines of Credit.

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Housing Finance/GSEs
  • Regulatory Relief
  • Plan for Prosperity

ICBA to Congress: Build on Strong Record of Regulatory Relief by Advancing Key Legislation

Jul 12 2017

ICBA told Congress that the role of community banks in advancing and sustaining the economic recovery is jeopardized by stifling regulatory burden. Testifying before the House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, Robert Fisher, president and CEO of Tioga State Bank in Spencer, New York advocated key provisions of ICBA’s pro-growth Plan for Prosperity regulatory relief platform to expand credit availability and mitigate rapid consolidation in the banking industry.

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Advocacy: Industry Issues
  • Regulatory Relief
  • Plan for Prosperity

ICBA Strongly Opposes CFPB Arbitration Agreements Final Rule

Jul 11 2017

ICBA President and CEO Camden R. Fine released a statement on the Arbitration Agreements final rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which will essentially prohibit the use of consumer arbitration agreements.

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

ICBA Congratulates Members of CFPB Community Bank Advisory Council

Jul 10 2017

ICBA congratulates two community bankers who were recently named to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Community Bank Advisory Council.

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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