Wake Up and Take Action

The Independent Community Bankers of America and the nation's community banks are calling on policymakers and the public to “Wake Up” to the risky practices, costly tax subsidies, and irresponsibly lax oversight of the nation’s credit unions.

It is long past time for policymakers to wake up to the new realities of the credit union industry for the sake of our nation’s consumers and economic well-being. This is not the time to press snooze.

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Urge Congress to Wake Up

Credit unions do not pay federal income tax, do not pay rent on military bases, have little to no oversight and abuse industries and customers alike.

This letter asks your members of Congress to WAKE UP and address the ridiculous lack of oversight and substantial and unfair competitive advantage taxpayer-subsidized credit unions enjoy.

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Credit Union Merger White Paper

Because of their tax advantage and relaxed field of membership regulations, credit unions have begun to acquire community banks in order to fuel their growth. This trend should concern taxpayers.

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Credit Union Merger White Paper

Credit Unions Across America

See how credit unions have abandoned their original mandate and how in doing so they've failed the communities they're supposed to serve.

See how their actions affect the USA and your state. 

Credit Unions and Taxes

The Congressional Budget Office, Treasury Department and Joint Committee on Taxation all state that credit unions escape paying nearly $2B in taxes every year. As good and responsible stewards of their communities, community banks contributed nearly $15B in tax revenue in 2018.

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White Paper-Credit Unions Avoid Billions in Taxes Every Year

Make Your Voice Heard

The National Credit Union Administration is proposing to create a new rule that would prescribe the procedures for federally-insured credit union (“FICU”) acquisitions of banks and would create new, explicit requirements on all assets acquired from a bank. NCUA is accepting comments until March 30, 2020. To comment, visit www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for submission.

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Articles & Press Releases

ICBA urges investigation into NCUA low-income rulemaking

May 28, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
ICBA called for an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General into the National Credit Union Administration’s recent actions amending its definition of low-income credit unions without deference to notice-and comment-rulemaking requirements under the Administrative Procedure Act.

NCUA chief testifies on move benefitting largest credit unions

May 13, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
National Credit Union Administration Chairman Rodney Hood testified on his agency's recent announcement that it is changing its methodology for designating low-income credit unions.

Push for PPP loan-forgiveness answers continues

May 11, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA continues calling on community bankers to use its Be Heard grassroots action center to urge policymakers to provide guidance on Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness.

Letters to Congress

Senate Banking Committee September 17, 2020
House, Senate leaders September 17, 2020
House, Senate leaders September 15, 2020
House leaders September 15, 2020
116th Congress September 10, 2020

Letters to Regulators

CDFI Fund November 5, 2020
FDCI October 19, 2020
USDA October 8, 2020
CFPB October 1, 2020
DOJ September 30, 2020