ICBA urging grassroots messages opposing Durbin Amendment expansion

Sep 23, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
With ICBA-opposed legislation to expand on the Durbin Amendment now introduced in both the House and Senate, ICBA is calling on community bankers to continue the grassroots campaign against the anti-consumer bill.

Report on bank compensation survey now available

Sep 23, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The 2022 Crowe Bank Compensation Survey Report—which provides insights on compensation, human resources, and benefits—is now available for purchase.

CFPB looks to spur automated mortgage refinancing, forbearance

Sep 23, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau requested feedback on ways to spur new mortgage products that streamline and automate loan refinancing.

Nacha announces framework to fight credit-push fraud

Sep 23, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Nacha released a new strategy for payments industry participants to address scams that deceive consumers into sending payments to fraudsters under false pretenses.

ICBA urges House to reject Durbin Amendment expansion

Sep 22, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA told House leaders it strongly opposes the Credit Card Competition Act of 2022 (H.R. 8874), controversial legislation to create new credit card routing mandates that expand on Durbin Amendment interchange restrictions.

Fed raises rates as projections reflect impact

Sep 22, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Federal Open Market Committee raised the federal funds rate target by another 75 basis points and released updated projections reflecting the impact of its campaign against inflation.

Treasury announces Emergency Capital Investment Program recipients

Sep 22, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Treasury Department announced that it has made over $8.28 billion of investments in 162 community financial institutions across the country through the Emergency Capital Investment Program.

ICBA Strongly Opposes Gooden-Welch Credit Card Bill

Sep 20, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the House introduction of the Credit Card Competition Act.

As feds report on digital assets, ICBA poll suggests consumer skepticism

Sep 19, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Following the Biden administration’s release of reports on digital assets policy, ICBA released new polling conducted by Morning Consult indicating consumers support a regulatory framework for digital assets and are skeptical of the creation of a U.S. central bank digital currency.

Article, campaign spotlight harmful impact of Durbin Amendment expansion

Sep 19, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA-opposed legislation to create new credit card routing mandates that expand on Durbin Amendment payments interventions would dramatically affect credit card rewards programs, according to a new report from The Points Guy.

ICBA ThinkTECH alums earn Finovate honors

Sep 19, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA and The Venture Center recognized this year’s Finovate Fall 2022 Best of Show winners, LemonadeLXP and Quilo, both of which were 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator participants.

As Feds Report on Digital Assets, New ICBA Polling Points to Consumer Skepticism with Crypto, CBDC

Sep 17, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) released new polling conducted by Morning Consult indicating consumers support a regulatory framework for digital assets and are skeptical of the creation of a U.S. central bank digital currency.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Alumni LemonadeLXP, Quilo Win “Best of Show” Honors at Finovate Fall 2022

Sep 16, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and The Venture Center celebrate this year’s Finovate Fall 2022 Best of Show winners, LemonadeLXP and Quilo, both of which were members of the 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator cohort.

CFPB planning standards for nonbank ‘buy now, pay later’ lenders

Sep 16, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said it is developing consumer protections for “buy now, pay later” products similar to those that apply to credit cards.

ICBA urges National Flood Insurance Program extension

Sep 16, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA called on Congress to extend the National Flood Insurance Program authorization before it expires Sept. 30 to avoid further disruptions to the housing market.

House members urge SBA to change PPP loan forgiveness policy

Sep 16, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
A group of House members led by Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) sent an ICBA-supported letter to the Small Business Administration calling for common-sense reform to Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness.

Senate bill would bar Fed from issuing CBDC

Sep 16, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced legislation to prohibit the Federal Reserve from issuing a central bank digital currency.

Cannabis banking co-sponsors in talks on compromise Senate bill

Sep 15, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Lead co-sponsors of ICBA-advocated legislation to allow legal cannabis-related businesses to access banking services said they are working with key senators to advance the House-passed bill in the Senate.

CFPB: Credit report furnishers must investigate disputes

Sep 15, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said the Fair Credit Reporting Act requires credit report furnishers to investigate potential inaccuracies in consumer credit reports.

Durbin Amendment expansion grassroots continues

Sep 15, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Community bankers can continue using ICBA’s Be Heard grassroots action center to oppose legislation that would create new credit card routing mandates that expand on Durbin Amendment payments interventions.