Community Banking News

  • KC Fed Names Advisory Council Members

    Jan 18, 2019
    The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City announced appointments to its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council. The panel was established in 2011 to provide input to the reserve bank on the economy, lending conditions and other issues.
  • OCC Names New Chief Operating Officer

    Jan 18, 2019
    The OCC named Morris Morgan as its new senior deputy comptroller and chief operating officer. Comptroller Joseph Otting created the COO position as part of structural changes to the agency. Morgan joined the OCC in 1985 and has served as senior deputy comptroller for large bank supervision since December 2016.
  • New Infographic Touts Farm Bill Gains

    Jan 18, 2019
    A new ICBA infographic thanks Congress and President Trump for enacting a strong farm bill that provides stability for the volatile farm sector and incorporates important policies. The infographic on the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) cites increased USDA guaranteed loan limits, the role of community banks in agricultural lending, and more.

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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