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Statement on Confirmation of Sandra Thompson for FHFA Director

May 25, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey released the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Sandra Thompson for Federal Housing Finance Agency director.

Joey Arnone Named ICBA Director of Product Strategy

May 24, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA today announced the hire of Joey Arnone as director of product strategy for vendor relations. In this new role he will analyze key bank performance indicators to identify relevant products and services that address the evolving financial services needs of community bank customers.

ICBA Opposes U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency

May 20, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today expressed its opposition to the establishment of a U.S. central bank digital currency.

ICBA Statement on FDIC Restoration of Supervision Appeals Review Committee

May 19, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement after the FDIC board of directors voted to restore the agency’s Supervision Appeals Review Committee and amend the January 2021 Guidelines for Appeals of Material Supervisory Determinations, which had created an independent Office of Supervisory Appeals.

Financial Trades Support Modified SEC Cyber Incident Disclosure Proposal to Aid Law Enforcement and Support Remediation Efforts

May 10, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA, American Bankers Association, Bank Policy Institute, and Mid-Size Bank Coalition of America commented late yesterday on a SEC proposal that would implement new requirements for financial institutions to disclose material cyber incidents, as well as cybersecurity risk management, strategy and governance.

ICBA Statement on Proposal to Modernize Community Reinvestment Act Framework

May 5, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey released the following statement on today’s interagency proposed rule to modernize Community Reinvestment Act regulations.

ICBA Encourages Consumers to Support America’s Entrepreneurs During National Small Business Week

May 4, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America joins the nation’s community banks in celebrating National Small Business Week (May 1-7) and showing their support for locally owned and operated businesses.

ICBA Releases 2022 Community Banking Policy Resolutions

May 3, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today released its legislative and regulatory policy objectives for 2022 during the ICBA Capital Summit.

As Community Bankers Gather in Washington, New Polling Confirms Public Support for Local Banking

May 2, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today is kicking off the 2022 ICBA Capital Summit in Washington with new national and state-level polling data showing Americans in all 50 states view community banking favorably.

Banking Associations Raise ‘Significant Concerns’ with Proposed Changes to Fed Master Account Guidelines

Apr 22, 2022 | Press Release
A coalition of banking associations responded today to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve as it seeks to establish guidelines for how institutions applying for a Fed master account will be evaluated.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Demo Day Showcases the Future of Community Banking Innovation

Apr 20, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, today hosted the fourth annual ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Demo Day.

Join the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Virtual Showcase on April 20

Apr 12, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, will host the 2022 Virtual Demo Day, a culmination of the 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program’s 16-week incubator and immersive bootcamp.

ICBA Wins Association Trends Award for Campaign Opposing IRS Bank Reporting Proposal

Apr 11, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) earned an Association Trends 2022 TRENDY Award for its campaign opposing a plan to require banks to report customer account information to the IRS.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Speech on Digital Assets Reflects ICBA Priorities

Apr 7, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s remarks on digital assets.

Banks, Credit Unions and Consumer Groups Call for Passage of Bipartisan Solution to Close ILC Loophole

Apr 5, 2022 | Press Release
A broad coalition of bank and credit union associations and consumer organizations today submitted a letter to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services urging passage of the Close the ILC Loophole Act (H.R. 5912), introduced by Representatives Chuy Garcia (D-IL) and Lance Gooden (R-TX).

ICBA: Financial Literacy is Key to Establishing Fiscally Responsible Habits

Apr 4, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA and the nation’s community banks are encouraging Americans to take control of their financial future and embrace sound money management practices during Financial Literacy Month this April.

ICBA Celebrates the Community Banking Difference During Community Banking Month

Mar 31, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America is honoring the contributions of the nation’s nearly 5,000 community banks during April, which is ICBA Community Banking Month.

Nation’s Community Bankers Meet in Washington for ICBA Capital Summit

Mar 24, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA to host hundreds of community bank leaders during the 2022 ICBA Capital Summit May 1-4 in the nation’s capital.

ICBA and Community Banks Celebrate America’s Ag Community

Mar 22, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA and the nation’s community banks celebrate America’s local farmers, ranchers and agricultural enterprises during National Ag Day.

ICBA to Congress: SBA Direct Lending Would Undermine Successful Programs

Mar 16, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA today told Congress that community banks are critical to the success of Small Business Administration lending programs, which should not be undermined by instituting direct SBA lending under its 7(a) program.