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ICBA to Congress: Help Small Businesses by Simplifying PPP Forgiveness

Sep 25, 2020
ICBA today urged Congress to immediately pass stand-alone legislation to help millions of small businesses by simplifying Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness.

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Sep 3, 2020

ICBA Offers Tips to Prepare Ahead of a Natural Disaster ​

In recognition of National Preparedness Month in September, ICBA and the nation’s community bankers are reminding consumers of simple steps they can take to prepare ahead of a natural disaster or emergency.

Sep 1, 2020

ICBA Welcomes William Pusey as Vice President of Member Relations

ICBA announced that William Pusey has joined the association as vice president of member relations. Pusey will serve community banks in the Northeast region

Aug 31, 2020

ICBA to Community Banks: You are All Winners

ICBA announced this year’s National Community Bank Service Awards by recognizing community banks across the nation for their extraordinary efforts to help small businesses, consumers, and their communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aug 25, 2020

ICBA Statement on FHFA Adverse Market Fee Announcement

ICBA welcomed an announcement by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac regarding the Adverse Market Fee on refinance loans delivered to the government-sponsored enterprises.

Aug 24, 2020

ICBA Urges Transparency in JPMorgan, Postal Service Discussions

ICBA called on the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission to investigate reports that the U.S. Postal Service is considering an exclusive agreement with JPMorgan Chase to provide banking services through the postal branch network.

Aug 19, 2020

Data Show Community Banks Lead Economic Recovery

The Independent Community Bankers of America today said recently released data show that community banks are the unequivocal leaders of the U.S. economic recovery due to their outsized role as providers of Paycheck Protection Program small-business loans.

Aug 13, 2020

ICBA Statement on Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Decision to Impose 50 Basis Point Fee on Mortgage Refinances

The Independent Community Bankers of America today issued a statement regarding the recent decision made by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to impose a 50 basis point fee on most refinance mortgages that are delivered to the GSEs as of September 1, 2020.

Aug 12, 2020

Fintech Application Period Kicks Off for ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator

ICBA today opened the application period for its third ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program in partnership with The Venture Center. The latest iteration of this global fintech accelerator continues ICBA’s mission to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish.