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  • Boarding Up the ILC Loophole

    Dec 04, 2019
    ICBA continues to lead the opposition to mixing banking and commerce through exploitation of the ILC loophole, recently expressing strong support for new legislation that would close it.
  • Faster Payments: An Overview of Options for Community Banks

    Nov 25, 2019
    While all faster payments options have one thing in common—moving money and information faster—there are often distinct differences or subtleties when comparing today’s various faster payments offerings.
  • Core Providers Weigh in on Community Bank Innovation ​

    Nov 21, 2019
    “Because we’ve always done it that way” are perhaps the seven most painful words in the English language when it comes to innovation. It’s the death of new ideas that challenge conventional ways of thinking and the antithesis of the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program.
Independent Banker December 2019

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ICBA has several experts on staff who can discuss vital issues pertaining to our nation's Main Street community banks and the broader financial services sector. For more information about community banks, and to speak with one of ICBA staff experts, please contact Aleis Stokes, ICBA's senior vice president of communications at 202-821-4457 or