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  • ICBA Supports Fed’s Faster Payments Recommendations

    Jul 21, 2017
    ICBA today voiced support for the Federal Reserve Faster Payments Task Force’s final report detailing its ten recommendations to enhance the speed, efficiency and security of the U.S. payment system. ICBA and community bankers were active participants in the Task Force.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Heading Off New Data-Collection Rules

    Jul 05, 2017
    With members of Congress back in their districts this week for the Independence Day recess, ICBA’s regulatory relief initiative remains in full swing. Community bankers can do their part by using ICBA’s Be Heard grassroots website to call on their lawmakers to support the CLEAR Relief Act.
  • Small Enough to Jail, Strong Enough to Resist

    May 17, 2017
    A documentary premiering this week in New York features a community bank that not only stood up for what’s right against overwhelming opposition—but also had the courage to share its story.



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ICBA has several experts on staff who can discuss vital issues pertaining to our nation's Main Street community banks and the broader financial services sector. For more information about community banks, and to speak with one of ICBA staff experts, please contact Aleis Stokes, ICBA's senior vice president of media and public relations at 202-821-4457 or