Community Banking News

Press Releases

  • TCM Bank Announces New Board Members

    Aug 07, 2020
    TCM Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of ICBA Bancard, announced that Gregory Hohl, chairman and president of Wahoo State Bank in Wahoo, Nebraska, and Jeff Newgard, president and CEO of Bank of Idaho in Idaho Falls, were elected to the TCM Bank board of directors.
  • ICBA Brief Backs Legal Challenge to OCC Fintech Charter

    Jul 31, 2020
    The Independent Community Bankers of America filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the New York Department of Financial Services lawsuit challenging the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's special-purpose national bank charter for fintech companies.
  • ICBA Reinsurance Announces New Board Member

    Jul 30, 2020
    ICBA Reinsurance, the captive reinsurance company of the Independent Community Bankers of America, today announced that William Loving, president and CEO of Pendleton Community Bank Inc. in Franklin, West Virginia, was elected to the ICBA Reinsurance board of directors.

Main Street Matters

  • Strengthening Small-Business Relationships with Payments

    Aug 05, 2020
    Community banks have long served the small-business market, but given the pandemic impact, new opportunities have emerged to support these customers’ payments needs and address areas of friction.
  • Customer Data Sharing: What you (and your customers) should know

    Jul 28, 2020
    When I think about customer-permissioned data sharing, I am reminded of the scene from the movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off where Ferris and his best friend, Cameron, leave the keys to a Ferrari with an attendant only to discover later that the valet has taken the luxury sports car out for a joy-ride.
  • When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Lending

    Jul 22, 2020
    Well before coronavirus saturated our headlines, community banks accounted for 60 percent of small-business lending, served 58 percent of small businesses nationwide as their primary lender, and lent over $1.5 trillion to small businesses in 2019 alone.
Independent Banker August 2020

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