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Data Show Community Banks Lead Economic Recovery

Aug 19, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today said recently released data show that community banks are the unequivocal leaders of the U.S. economic recovery due to their outsized role as providers of Paycheck Protection Program small-business loans.

ICBA calls for withdrawal of misguided GSE directives

Aug 17, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
ICBA is calling for the Federal Housing Finance Agency and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to immediately rescind the decision to charge a 0.5 percent fee on refinance mortgages.

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Lead FWD 2020
Sep 14, 2020 | Seminar/Institutes

Audit Virtual Institute*


Sep 21, 2020 | Seminar/Institutes

Annual Current Issues/Certification Conference*


Sep 21, 2020 | Seminar/Institutes

Virtual Compliance Institute - Fall


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where community banks flourish.

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ICBA Bancard tool helps community banks assess their small business payments readiness

The impacts of COVID-19 have echoed far and wide, but perhaps no segment has felt the daily struggles more than small businesses. Community banks who are equipped to help their customers weather the storm can further cultivate their relationships with these valued customers using payments as the linchpin for that effort.

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IB Magazine July
INDEPENDENT BANKER MAGAZINE

4 entrepreneurs who leaned on community banks

Big dreams sometimes need a bit of help. Here, four enterprising business owners share how their community banks have guided them through thick and thin—building deep, lasting relationships along the way..

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Falls Fintech: A Case Study in Launching a Bank-Based Accelerator

Central Payments, the payments arm of the $238 million-asset Central Bank of Kansas City (CBKC) never imagined that a few days into their Falls Fintech accelerator program, they’d have to transition to a fully virtual experience. But due to COVID-19, that’s exactly what happened.

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