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ICBA: Washington Cannot Salvage Widely Opposed IRS Reporting Plan

Oct 19, 2021
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey today issued a statement on the latest congressional efforts to allow the IRS to collect financial account information from American consumers.

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ICBA: Washington Cannot Salvage Widely Opposed IRS Reporting Plan

Oct 19, 2021
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey today issued a statement on the latest congressional efforts to allow the IRS to collect financial account information from American consumers.

ICBA Renews its Preferred Service Provider Relationship with OnBoard

Oct 18, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced it has extended its relationship with Preferred Service Provider OnBoard and its digital board management solution. OnBoard has been an ICBA Preferred Service Provider since 2015.

ICBA Offers Cybersecurity Tips to Help Safeguard Sensitive Data ​

Oct 5, 2021
ICBA and the nation’s community banks are reminding consumers of simple actions they can take during Cybersecurity Awareness Month to safeguard sensitive data and keep their digital lives secure.

Minority Banks Urge Congress to Scrap IRS Reporting Plan

Oct 1, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America’s Minority Bank Advisory Council today expressed strong opposition to the Biden administration’s proposal that would require banks to report customer account information to the IRS.

ICBA Congratulates Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Rohit Chopra on Confirmation

Oct 1, 2021
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Rohit Chopra for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director.

ICBA Testifies on Preserving Community Bank SBA Lending

Sep 30, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America today called on Congress to reject proposed changes to the Small Business Administration 7(a) loan program that would displace community bank SBA lending.

ICBA Securities’ Exclusively Endorsed Broker Announces Sale

Sep 29, 2021
ICBA Securities Inc., the broker-dealer subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America, released the following statement in response to the announcement that its exclusive broker Vining Sparks has been acquired by Stifel Financial, Inc.

Industrial Loan Company Loophole Necessitates Congressional Scrutiny and Legislative Solution

Sep 29, 2021
This morning, the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions will meet to discuss the “The Future of Banking.”

ICBA Urges FDIC to Permanently Raise Regulatory Asset Thresholds

Sep 27, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America today called on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to raise regulatory asset thresholds to account for industry consolidation, rising inflation, and a swell of deposits caused by COVID-19 stimulus efforts.

ICBA: Congress Cannot Salvage Voter-Opposed IRS Reporting Plan ​

Sep 24, 2021
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issues statement on the latest congressional efforts to allow the IRS to collect financial account information from American consumers.

ICBA Statement on Nomination of Saule Omarova for Comptroller of the Currency

Sep 23, 2021
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on President Joe Biden’s intent to nominate Saule Omarova for comptroller of the currency.

ICBA Launches Ad Campaign on Credit Union Tax Exemption

Sep 23, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America this week launched a print and digital advertising campaign to inform Americans about the credit union tax exemption and its impact on financial services consolidation in local communities.

ICBA Urges Agencies to Extend Community Bank Leverage Ratio Flexibility

Sep 20, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) called on federal banking regulators to extend Community Bank Leverage Ratio flexibility given the impact of COVID-19 relief efforts on community bank capital levels.

ICBA Opposes Proposed Changes to SBA 7(a) Program

Sep 16, 2021
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey stated that ICBA and the nation’s community banks strongly oppose legislative proposals to authorize the Small Business Administration to provide direct loans through its 7(a) program,"

ICBA Statement on Fannie, Freddie Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements

Sep 15, 2021
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements.

ICBA Encourages Consumers to Support Local Businesses During National Small Business Week

Sep 13, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is lending its voice to the thousands of organizations nationwide encouraging Americans to support locally owned businesses during National Small Business Week (Sept. 13-17).

ICBA: Two-Thirds of Voters Oppose IRS Reporting Plan

Sep 7, 2021
Two-thirds of voters (67%) oppose a proposal that would allow the IRS to collect bank account deposit and withdrawal information from American consumers, the Independent Community Bankers of America announced.

ICBA Honors National Community Bank Service Award Recipients

Sep 2, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced winners of its 2021 National Community Bank Service Awards, celebrating the outstanding service and creative volunteer efforts of the nation’s community banks.

ICBA Statement on CFPB 1071 Proposed Rule

Sep 1, 2021
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed rule to implement Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

ICBA Offers Financial Preparedness Tips to Help Speed Recovery Following a Natural Disaster

Sep 1, 2021
In recognition of National Preparedness Month in September, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the nation’s community bankers are offering tips to help Americans secure their financial documents before disaster strikes.

ICBA to Congress: PPP Forgiveness Should Be Straightforward

Sep 1, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today told Congress that the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program needs a simple, easy-to-use forgiveness process to ensure the program works as intended for small-business borrowers.

As Credit Union-Bank Acquisitions Top 100, ICBA Urges Washington to Act

Aug 25, 2021
With the number of tax-exempt credit union purchases of taxpaying community banks passing 100, the Independent Community Bankers of America is renewing its call for policymakers to examine the loophole contributing to these tax-subsidized acquisitions.

ICBA Names Dale Kraemer Vice President, Finance & Accounting

Aug 24, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America announced Dale Kraemer has joined ICBA as vice president of finance and accounting.

ICBA, The Venture Center Gear Up for 2022 ThinkTECH Accelerator

Aug 19, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America and The Venture Center, with support from the State of Arkansas, today launched the application period for the 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program.

Christine Ahern Joins ICBA Bancard as Vice President, Relationship Manager

Aug 17, 2021
ICBA Bancard, the payments services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America, announced today the hire of Christine Ahern as vice president, relationship manager.