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Feb 24, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article

Community banks again outperform industry: FDIC

Community banks reported net income growth of 21.2 percent in the fourth quarter from a year ago and a 3.6 percent increase in 2020 from the year before, according to the FDIC's Quarterly Banking Profile.
Feb 24, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article

CFPB announces plans to rethink QM rules

Feb 24, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article

ICBA urges garnishment exemption for EIPs

Feb 23, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article

PPP reforms target smallest businesses

Feb 23, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article

ICBA urges funding for rural development programs

Simple Steps to Start Saving for Your Financial Future

Feb 23, 2021
Studies show most Americans have too much debt and not enough savings. Being prepared doesn’t have to be a chore or a burden. With a few simple steps you can start stockpiling a nest egg that will carry you through life’s unexpected twists and turns.

ICBA Encourages Americans to Celebrate Saving

Feb 23, 2021 | Press Release
During America Saves Week, the Independent Community Bankers of America reminds consumers that building a nest egg can help alleviate stress and provide additional financial security during times of uncertainty.

Policymakers to Participate in ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Event

Feb 17, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA, in partnership with The Venture Center and the State of Arkansas, will host a one-day virtual summit for policymakers and the 2021 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator fintech cohort, to tackle barriers and discuss solutions for enhanced community bank innovation.

ICBA Continues Call for Joint CRA Rulemaking

Feb 16, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today reiterated its call for federal regulators to work together on updated Community Reinvestment Act regulations in a comment letter to the Federal Reserve.
Feb 12, 2021 | Letters to Regulators

Letter to Banking Agencies Regarding Community Bank Leverage Ratio

The Independent Community Bankers of America commends the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for their efforts to mitigate the strain placed on community banks as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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