Nov 25, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article

ICBA pushes back on PPP 'loan necessity' questionnaire

ICBA has raised questions about an SBA "loan necessity" questionnaire for Paycheck Protection Program loans of $2 million or more that appears to go against the language of the CARES Act.
Nov 25, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article

OCC issues proposal on CRA general performance standards

Nov 25, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article

FHFA raises conforming loan limits for 2021

Nov 25, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article

Bills would address EIDL-PPP conflict

Nov 24, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article

PPP loan forgiveness tops $38B

Meeting Customers Where They Are for Today’s Digital-First World

Nov 20, 2020
For community banks, the digital-first nature of today’s world creates an opportunity to forge deeper connections with existing customers, while attracting new customers

Register Today for the Virtual ICBA ThinkTECH Policy Summit

Nov 24, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA is hosting a virtual ICBA ThinkTECH Policy Summit to bring the nation’s community banks together with key stakeholders to discuss fintech policies and opportunities for further collaboration in support of community bank innovation.

Alex Galeano Joins ICBA as SEVP and Chief Financial Officer

Oct 28, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced that Alex Galeano has joined the organization as senior executive vice president and chief financial officer.

ICBA-Backed Bill Stops Unintended Regulations from PPP Lending

Oct 26, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA and the nation's community banks support new legislation that would prevent regulatory penalties for community banks with $15 billion or less in total assets due to their PPP lending, said ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey.
Oct 21, 2020 | Letters to Congress

ICBA Letter Regarding the Heroes Small Business Lifeline Act

The HEROES Small Business Lifeline Act (S. 4818) is a welcome effort which reflect certain community bank priorities. ICBA will continue to offer constructive feedback on efforts to reform and strengthen the PPP.
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