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  • Fed to Review Strategies in Line with Congressional Mandate

    Nov 16, 2018
    The Federal Reserve announced plans to review the strategies, tools and communication practices it uses to pursue its congressionally-assigned mandate of maximum employment and price stability. A series of nationwide public events will be held to gain perspective from industry stakeholders, which will be assessed and published in a future report.
  • Fed Approves Amendments Simplifying Reg J

    Nov 16, 2018
    The Federal Reserve Board approved final amendments to Reg J to better align the rights and obligations of parties with the Board's 2017 amendments to Regulation CC, given the evolution of the nation's check collection system to a largely electronic system. The amendments also clarify and simplify provisions of Regulation J, remove obsolete provisions, and improve consistency between Regulation J and Regulation CC.
  • FS-ISAC Notes Upcoming Ransomware Exercises

    Nov 16, 2018
    The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center announced its 2019 cyber-range ransomware exercises schedule. This one-day, hands-on-keyboard exercise is designed for security practitioners to improve defense and response skills to a real-world cyber-attack and at various locations throughout the U.S. Learn more and register today by visiting the FS-ISAC website or by visiting ICBA's cybersecurity page.

Upcoming Events

November 27 - November 27, 2018
November 27, 2018
Webinar: ACH & Wires 101: Understanding How They Function
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November 28 - November 28, 2018
November 28, 2018
Webinar: Cash & Checks 101: Understanding How They Function
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Main Street Matters Blog

  • ICBA 2018 Election Analysis

    Voters delivered narrow control of the House to Democrats, sharpening oversight of the Trump administration and bringing a raft of new policy initiatives. In a special post-election analysis, ICBA examines key results and what the divided Congress will mean for community banks and the 116th Congress.
  • Investing in the Future of Community Banking

    ICBA this week kicked off the next chapter in our journey to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish with the launch of the ICBA ThinkTech Accelerator.

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Media Contacts


Aleis Stokes
SVP, Communications


Nicole Swann
AVP, Communications,

Expert Bios

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