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ICBA Statement on the Withdrawal of Saule Omarova’s OCC Nomination

Dec 7, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the withdrawal of Cornell University law professor Saule Omarova’s nomination to lead the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

ICBA/Travelers Deliver Over $4 Million in Dividends for Participating Community Banks

Dec 7, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA today announced that a dividend of $4.1 million will be shared by nearly 1,200 member banks based on their participation in the ICBA/Travelers insurance program in 2020.

ICBA’s Romero Rainey, Paul Merski Named Top Lobbyists by The Hill

Dec 2, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey and ICBA Group Executive Vice President of Congressional Relations and Strategy Paul Merski are featured on The Hill’s 2021 list of the top influencers in the nation.

ICBA’s Independent Banker Names 2021 Best Community Banks to Work For

Dec 1, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Banker magazine today bestowed 2021 Best Community Banks to Work For honors upon five community banks for their exemplary efforts to create exceptional work environments for their employees.

ICBA, The Venture Center Announce 2022 ThinkTECH Accelerator Cohort

Nov 30, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, announced the selection of 11 companies for the fourth annual ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program, kicking off on Jan. 11, 2022.

Statement on Federal Reserve Nominations of Jerome Powell, Lael Brainard

Nov 22, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on today’s announcement that President Joe Biden intends to nominate Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell for a second term as chairman and Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard as vice chair.

ICBA Statement on House Passage of Reconciliation Bill

Nov 19, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey today issued a statement on the House passage of its budget reconciliation bill.

ICBA Introduces BankTech Ventures Investment Fund

Nov 19, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced the Initial Closing of a fund launched by BankTech Ventures, LP. The venture capital fund is designed to accelerate technology opportunities and adoption at community banks.

ICBA to Congress: Extend Data Security Standards to Retailers, Tech Firms

Nov 3, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA today called on Congress to extend Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act data security standards to retailers, technology companies, and other parties that process or store consumer financial data.

ICBA Statement on President’s Working Group Stablecoin Report ​

Nov 1, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the President’s Working Group (PWG) on Financial Markets report on stablecoins.

ICBA Expands Preferred Service Provider Agreement with Wolters Kluwer to Include iLien Document Management

Nov 1, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced it has expanded its Wolters Kluwer Preferred Service Provider relationship to include its SaaS-based iLien system, offered by Wolters Kluwer Compliance Solutions.

ICBA Statement on IRS Bank Reporting Proposal

Oct 28, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA and the nation’s community banks applaud the exclusion of the widely opposed IRS bank reporting proposal from today’s budget reconciliation framework. We will continue to vocally oppose the policy as negotiations proceed.

ICBA to Congress: Reject IRS Reporting Plan Outright

Oct 26, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today told Congress that proposed tweaks to Washington’s widely opposed IRS reporting proposal are unworkable and cannot salvage the misguided plan.

ICBA: Washington Cannot Salvage Widely Opposed IRS Reporting Plan

Oct 19, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey today issued a statement on the latest congressional efforts to allow the IRS to collect financial account information from American consumers.

ICBA Renews its Preferred Service Provider Relationship with OnBoard

Oct 18, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced it has extended its relationship with Preferred Service Provider OnBoard and its digital board management solution. OnBoard has been an ICBA Preferred Service Provider since 2015.

Jack Henry Partners with Open Banking Providers to Enhance Digital Platform

Oct 12, 2021 | Press Release
Jack Henry announced today that Finicity, Akoya, and Plaid are among the first open banking pioneers to integrate to the Banno Digital Platform using the Banno Digital ToolkitSM.

ICBA Offers Cybersecurity Tips to Help Safeguard Sensitive Data ​

Oct 5, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA and the nation’s community banks are reminding consumers of simple actions they can take during Cybersecurity Awareness Month to safeguard sensitive data and keep their digital lives secure.

Minority Banks Urge Congress to Scrap IRS Reporting Plan

Oct 1, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America’s Minority Bank Advisory Council today expressed strong opposition to the Biden administration’s proposal that would require banks to report customer account information to the IRS.

ICBA Congratulates Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Rohit Chopra on Confirmation

Oct 1, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Rohit Chopra for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director.

ICBA Testifies on Preserving Community Bank SBA Lending

Sep 30, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today called on Congress to reject proposed changes to the Small Business Administration 7(a) loan program that would displace community bank SBA lending.