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ICBA Supports FHFA Closing of Pilot Program

Sep 18, 2019

ICBA commended the Federal Housing Finance Agency for ending its pilot program that enabled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to finance mortgage-servicing rights for certain mortgage servicers.

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ICBA: Simplify Capital Requirements for Community Banks

Sep 16, 2019

ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey reiterated calls for federal banking regulators to finalize their rules regarding “Capital Simplification for Qualifying Community Banks” and establish the Community Bank Leverage Ratio or CBLR at 8 percent rather than at 9 percent as proposed.

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CFPB Seeks Input on Regulatory Innovation 'Sprints'

Sep 17, 2019

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking comments on how it could use "Tech Sprints" to encourage regulatory innovation.

  • NewsWatch Today Article

Regulators Don't Budge on Community Bank Leverage Ratio

Sep 17, 2019

Federal regulators issued a final rule to hold the Community Bank Leverage Ratio at 9 percent as proposed—denying ICBA-led efforts to lower the threshold to 8 percent and expand capital relief to more community banks.

  • NewsWatch Today Article

ICBA Urges Regulators to Set 8 Percent CBLR

Sep 17, 2019

ICBA reiterated calls for federal banking regulators to lower the community bank leverage ratio to 8 percent following growing congressional support for more meaningful relief to the nation’s community banks.

  • NewsWatch Today Article

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ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2.0 is the sequel to ICBA’s successful partnership with The Venture Center and the state of Arkansas to support early-stage fintechs primed to help community banks create high-tech, high-touch customer experiences.

Strengthening existing relationships and developing new ones is all part of the process for the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator. We want to hear from you. Know a great startup company with potential to impact community banks? Refer them to the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2.0 by filling out the form.

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