Press Releases

ICBA/ Travelers Deliver Nearly $4 Million in Dividends for Participating Community Banks

Dec 17, 2018

The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) announced today that almost 1,300 member banks will share a policyholder dividend totaling nearly $4 million from their participation in the ICBA/Travelers insurance program in 2017.

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ICBA Urges Federal Reserve Role in Faster Payments

Dec 14, 2018

ICBA sent a comment letter to express its strong support for the development of a real-time payment system and urged the Federal Reserve to develop and operate the system.

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Independent Banker


ICBA Urges Inclusion of Exam Relief in Spending Bill

Dec 18, 2018

ICBA called on members of Congress to include in year-end spending legislation a bill to improve the examination environment by creating a workable appeals process.

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ICBA Launching ThinkTECH Network in Early 2019

Dec 14, 2018

ICBA announced that in early 2019 it will offer all members the ICBA ThinkTECH Network, a first-of-its-kind online directory powered by Bank Director’s FinXTech Connect.

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Agencies Improving Appraisal Regs: Blog

Dec 14, 2018

An ICBA-supported proposal from the federal banking agencies would provide relief from mortgage appraisal requirements that raise loan-processing times and costs for consumers, ICBA's Ron Haynie wrote in a new blog post.

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Main Street Matters Blog

  • Agencies Improving Appraisal Regs

    Dec 13, 2018
    The federal banking agencies recently responded to industry requests with a proposed rule to increase the threshold where bankers could use a property evaluation in lieu of a full appraisal—completed by a licensed or certified appraiser—for mortgage loans they retain in portfolio. The agencies are proposing to increase this threshold from $250,000 to $400,000.
  • Shared Values Bring Shared Success

    Dec 10, 2018
    Community bankers, you outdid yourselves in 2018. As we near the end of this significant year in community banking, it is worth taking a moment to look back and reflect on what we’ve achieved together.

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2018 Compensation Survey - Results are in!

The 2018 edition of the annual Crowe/ICBA Bank Compensation Survey provides invaluable compensation-focused benchmarking data. With responses from 420 banks, this year’s survey offers insights that can help you make critical decisions about compensation, human resources, and benefits.
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Donate to the NCBA Hurricane Florence Relief Fund

The North Carolina Bankers Association has established the NCBA Hurricane Florence Relief Fund through the NCBA Foundation to benefit bank employees who have suffered damage to their homes, cars and personal property in connection with Hurricane Florence.  The NCBA and ICBA are encouraging banks from across the country to support this initiative in addition to the contributions they are making to charitable organizations involved in Hurricane Florence recovery and relief efforts.


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