ICBA pushes back on PPP 'loan necessity' questionnaire

Nov 25, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
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.

OCC issues proposal on CRA general performance standards

Nov 25, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
The OCC issued a proposed rule on Community Reinvestment Act general performance standards with a 60-day comment period.

FHFA raises conforming loan limits for 2021

Nov 25, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
The Federal Housing Finance Agency increased the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2021.

Bills would address EIDL-PPP conflict

Nov 25, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
ICBA recently expressed strong support for House and Senate legislation that would restore forgiveness for Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance recipients who also have a Paycheck Protection Program loan.

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.

PPP loan forgiveness tops $38B

Nov 24, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
The Small Business Administration said it has forgiven 367,321 Paycheck Protection Program loans worth $38.4 billion as of noon Sunday.

CFPB updates HMDA filing guide

Nov 24, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released an update to its Filing Instructions Guide for HMDA data collected in 2021 and reported in 2022.

OCC updates rule on activities and operations

Nov 24, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
The OCC issued a final rule designed to update or eliminate outdated regulatory requirements.

Agencies respond to ICBA push on asset thresholds

Nov 23, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
Federal regulators announced ICBA-advocated relief from regulatory burdens caused by participating in federal coronavirus response programs.

ICBA calling for lame-duck grassroots

Nov 23, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
ICBA is calling on community bankers to urge Congress to pass much-needed economic stimulus measures during the lame-duck session.

ICBA seeks comment extension on OCC charter applications

Nov 23, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
ICBA and other groups asked the OCC to extend the comment period on two national bank charter applications with Dec. 7 deadlines.

ICBA pushes back on PPP 'loan necessity' questionnaire

Nov 18, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
ICBA 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.

Shelton nomination doesn't advance as Brooks gets OCC nod

Nov 18, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
Judy Shelton's Federal Reserve Board nomination failed to advance in the Senate as supportive Republican Sens. Charles Grassley (Iowa) and Rick Scott (Fla.) quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure.

ICBA guide details EIDL lien requirements

Nov 18, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
ICBA is reminding community bankers about the procedures for renewing or refinancing a line of credit for a borrower with an Economic Injury Disaster Loan.

FHFA issues 2021 multifamily loan purchase caps

Nov 18, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
The Federal Housing Finance Agency said the 2021 multifamily loan purchase caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be $70 billion for each enterprise.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2021 registration open

Nov 17, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
Registration is now open for ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2021, ICBA's collaboration with The Venture Center to foster innovative products and services for community banks.

Advocacy push continues during lame-duck Congress

Nov 17, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
While the 116th Congress winds down in the coming weeks, ICBA's efforts to pass much-needed economic stimulus measures continue unabated, ICBA's Paul Merski writes in a new Main Street Matters post.

OCC rule updates licensing requirements

Nov 17, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
The OCC released a final rule updating and clarifying licensing policies and procedures. The final rule makes various changes to the OCC’s Rules, Policies, and Procedures for Corporate Activities, 12 CFR part 5.

CFPB, Colorado AG hosting joint office hours

Nov 17, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Office of the Colorado Attorney General announced joint office hours focused on financial innovation on Dec. 2.

Post-election briefing recording available

Nov 16, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
A recording of ICBA's latest Community Bank Briefing featuring a post-election and regulatory update is available for download.