Press Releases

ICBA Advocates Safe Harbor for Banking Cannabis Businesses

Feb 13, 2019

ICBA today testified before Congress in support of a safe harbor from federal sanctions for financial institutions that serve cannabis-related businesses in states where cannabis is legal.

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ICBA Urges Renomination of Fed Governor Miki Bowman

Feb 6, 2019

ICBA recently urged President Donald Trump to renominate Michelle “Miki” Bowman for a full term as a member of the Federal Reserve Board.

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OCC Didn’t Enforce Ethics Rule for 15 Years: Whistleblower

Feb 15, 2019

The OCC for 15 years failed to properly enforce an ethics rule that bars federal officials from having a financial interest in the industries they regulate, according to the White House Office of Special Counsel.

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Community Bank Loan Growth Tops Other Entities: FDIC

Feb 15, 2019

Community bank loan growth has exceeded growth at noncommunity banks for six consecutive years, the FDIC said in its newly issued 2018 annual report.

  • NewsWatch Today Article

As Auto Loans Surge, Delinquency Rate Rises

Feb 13, 2019

While 2018 growth in auto loans was primarily driven by individuals with higher credit scores, delinquencies and the number of subprime auto-loan borrowers are on the rise, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

  • NewsWatch Today Article

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Marketing Toolkit

Have you seen the Marketing & Communications Toolkit?

The ICBA 2019 Marketing and Communications Toolkit invites you to "Tell Your Story" throughout the year. It provides ICBA members like you with exclusive resources to help your community bank leverage local media along with traditional and digital marketing channels. Visit the page regularly for new content, ideas, how-to tutorials, webinars and social media events which are exclusively for ICBA members. Login required.

Featured Events

February 24 - March 01, 2019
March 01, 2019
Compliance Institute* - TX
Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
Dallas, TX
March 31 - April 03, 2019
April 03, 2019
Credit Analyst Institute* - FL
Event Type: Seminar/Institutes
Orlando, FL
Tax Reform Community Banks
April 28 - May 01, 2019
May 01, 2019
2019 ICBA Capital Summit
Event Type: Meeting
During the Capital Summit, community bankers from around the nation will meet with their members of Congress and federal financial regulators to discuss key issues, hear firsthand from financial and policy leaders, and influence the policy-making process.

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