Community Banking News

  • Coronavirus stimulus with ICBA-advocated measures signed into law

    Mar 30, 2020
    Following relentless ICBA advocacy on behalf of the nation's community banks, President Donald Trump signed into law bipartisan economic stimulus legislation responding to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Analyses detail CARES Act SBA program

    Mar 30, 2020
    New analyses from the Economic Innovation Group and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas detail the CARES Act's ICBA-advocated Paycheck Protection Program, which provides relief for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • NCUA delaying acquisition proposal comment deadline

    Mar 30, 2020
    The National Credit Union Administration is delaying the comment deadline on its proposed rule to provide more transparency and disclosures when credit unions acquire bank assets, ICBA has learned.

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Main Street Matters

  • Congress Passes Stimulus with Key Community Bank Provisions

    Mar 27, 2020
    While you have stood strong for your customers and communities, ICBA has been standing strong in Washington to shape and advance this critical legislation to support you during this uncertain time.
  • Key Provisions for Community Banks Secured in Stimulus Bill

    Mar 26, 2020
    Undoubtedly due to the tireless efforts of Team ICBA, community bankers secured key provisions in the stimulus bill that will help them continue to serve their customers and communities during this difficult time.
  • Standing Together For Our Communities

    Mar 23, 2020
    As the coronavirus emergency continues, ICBA has been working around the clock and through the weekend to ensure critical reforms and resources are available to help the nation’s community banks support American customers, small businesses, and the economy. Here is a quick update on some of the key reforms achieved on your behalf thus far and the latest information available.
Independent Banker March 2020

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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