2024’s 10th Bank Acquisition by Tax-Exempt Credit Union Demands Response

May 24, 2024 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement following the latest acquisition of a tax-paying bank by a tax-exempt credit union.

ICBA Statement on Farm Bill Passage by House Agriculture Committee

May 24, 2024 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on House Agriculture Committee passage of the farm bill, H.R. 8467, on a 33-21 bipartisan vote.

ICBA Commends House Passage of Bill Barring Creation of U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency

May 23, 2024 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today commended members of the House of Representatives who successfully voted to pass ICBA-advocated legislation that would restrict the ability of the federal government to introduce a U.S. central bank digital currency.

CFPB rule says BNPL lenders are credit card providers

May 23, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued an interpretive rule that says “buy now, pay later” lenders are credit card providers.

ICBA Commends House Passage of Bill Barring Creation of U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency

May 22, 2024 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today commended members of the House of Representatives who successfully voted to pass ICBA-advocated legislation that would restrict the ability of the federal government to introduce a U.S. central bank digital currency.

ICBA Statement on Tomorrow’s House Agriculture Committee Farm Bill Markup

May 22, 2024 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on tomorrow’s House Agriculture Committee farm bill markup.

ICBA issues new guide for members on check fraud

May 22, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA released a community banker guide to check fraud as part of its ongoing effort to address the growing problem.

With farm bill markup tomorrow, ICBA urging grassroots outreach

May 22, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA is urging community bankers to call and write their members of Congress ahead of tomorrow’s House Agriculture Committee farm bill markup.

ICBA calling for grassroots outreach on CBDC bill ahead of vote

May 22, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
With the House expected to vote this week on ICBA-supported legislation to restrict the development of a U.S. central bank digital currency, ICBA is calling on community bankers to urge their members of Congress to support the bill.

New podcast: how fintechs and community banks can work together

May 21, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
The latest episode of ICBA’s “Independent Banker” podcast highlights how fintechs can elevate community banks.

ICBA urging farm bill grassroots ahead of Thursday markup

May 21, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
With House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) releasing text of his proposed farm bill ahead of this Thursday’s markup, ICBA is urging community bankers to call and write their members of Congress on the industry’s farm bill priorities.

FDIC’s Gruenberg says he’ll step down once successor confirmed

May 21, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg said he is prepared to step down from his responsibilities at the agency once a successor is confirmed.

ICBA chairman: Community bankers fueled advance of key bills

May 20, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA Chairman Lucas White said community bankers answered the call to show up in full force at this year’s Capital Summit and are seeing the results of persistently raising the red flag on excessive regulatory burdens.

CFPB plans to extend 1071 compliance deadline following court ruling

May 20, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said it plans to extend the compliance deadline on its 1071 small-business data collection and reporting rule following a Supreme Court ruling that ended a temporary injunction on the rule.

ICBA: Another credit union acquisition demands congressional response

May 20, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
Following the latest acquisition of a community bank by a tax-exempt credit union, ICBA issued a national news release calling on Congress to respond.

Another Community Bank Acquisition by Tax-Exempt Credit Union Demands Policy Response

May 17, 2024 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement following the latest acquisition of a tax-paying bank by a tax-exempt credit union.

ICBA commends House members for advancing reg relief bills

May 17, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA commended members of the House Financial Services Committee who voted to advance a slate of ICBA-advocated bills that support community banks and the local communities they serve.

Supreme Court finds CFPB funding structure constitutional

May 17, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s funding structure, reversing the appellate court’s decision that held the CFPB’s funding violates the constitution’s appropriations clause.

ICBA opposes FCS exemption in Section 1071 rule

May 17, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA urged House Agriculture Committee leaders to oppose any exemption for Farm Credit System lenders from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s 1071 small-business data collection and reporting rule.

ICBA Commends House Committee Members for Advancing Bills to Provide Community Bank Regulatory Relief

May 16, 2024 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today commended members of the House Financial Services Committee who voted to advance a slate of ICBA-advocated bills that support community banks and the local communities they serve.