As ICBA Bancard transitions to ICBA Payments, reflecting on our past will help to fuel our future success. While our name has changed, the goal of serving community banks has remained a constant since ICBA’s payments subsidiary’s inception in 1985.
Today’s dynamic payments landscape comes with its own set of challenges and opportunities. From deploying instant payments to enhancing the customer experience to competing with Bigtech, community banks face complex decisions about priorities amidst current fiscal realities.
ICBA-advocated legislation that would restrict the ability of the federal government to introduce a U.S. central bank digital currency was introduced in the Senate after passing the House Financial Services Committee last fall.
The Financial Action Task Force—a global anti-money-laundering watchdog—said many countries have not implemented its recommended standards on virtual assets, allowing criminals to exploit gaps in crypto regulation.
ICBA called on federal banking regulators to ensure their latest regulatory review under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act provides substantive regulatory relief for community banks—which previous reviews have failed to do.
The Independent Community Bankers of America today called on federal banking regulators to ensure their latest regulatory review under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act provides substantive regulatory relief for community banks, which previous reviews under the law have failed to do.
The role of the Federal Reserve and other regulators in overseeing banks is not to make credit allocation decisions, but to ensure institutions manage their material risks, Fed Governor Michelle Bowman wrote in a recent essay.
Registration is open for ICBA’s Bank Directors Forums—exclusive sessions tailored for busy directors. Offered quarterly via livestream, these half-day sessions offer insights and tools to navigate the highly regulated financial services industry, with savings for those who register for all four. Register here.
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) announced three-year agreements with Fiserv, TrueNorth, Wipfli, and Ncontracts to sponsor ICBA’s acclaimed ThinkTECH Accelerator and other innovation programming.
Federal Reserve researchers said a U.S. central bank digital currency would likely have only a marginal impact on the international role of the U.S. dollar and the role of U.S. payment systems in cross-border payments.
ICBA’s Charles Potts highlighted several recent innovation milestones, including the opening of its Center for Innovation, which coincided with ThinkTECH Regulator Day on Feb. 15, and its inaugural ThinkTECH Core Day event, held earlier in the month, in a new blog post.