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.

Read ICBA’s Summary of the Proposal

Articles & Press Releases

ICBA Statement on NCUA Change in Low-Income Methodology

May 8, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA president and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey released the following statement on today's National Credit Union Administration changes to its low-income credit union designation.

ICBA slams NCUA move benefitting largest credit unions

May 8, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
ICBA pushed back against a National Credit Union Administration announcement that it is expanding its approach to considering military personnel in designating low-income credit unions, which will free the largest of the tax-exempt entities from various restrictions.

ICBA, state groups back Supreme Court review of credit union ruling

Apr 13, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
ICBA and state banking associations filed a friend-of-the-court brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a U.S Court of Appeals decision largely upholding National Credit Union Administration field-of-membership regulations.

Letters to Congress

Sens. Perdue and Blumenthal September 8, 2020
Senate Banking Committee August 31, 2020
House Financial Services Committee August 31, 2020
116th Congress August 18, 2020
U.S. House of Representatives August 17, 2020

Letters to Regulators

SEC September 28, 2020
FDIC September 22, 2020
CFPB September 21, 2020
FDIC, Fed, OCC September 18, 2020
SBA September 15, 2020