Jul 23, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article

Gensler: SEC regs apply to securities-backed crypto assets

Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler said securities regulations apply to platforms that offer crypto tokens or other products that are priced off the value of securities and operate like derivatives.
Jul 23, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article

Nacha launches program for returning unemployment benefits

Jul 19, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article

FHFA eliminates ICBA-opposed GSE fee

Jul 19, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article

CFPB cautions consumers on ‘buy now, pay later’

Jul 19, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article

ICBA launches fintech investment fund

4 Ways to Increase the Impact of Your Customer Feedback

Jul 22, 2021
Testimonials have long been a crux of an effective communications effort in helping to articulate and demonstrate a community bank’s value proposition to customers and its community. Here are a few tips to help community bankers make the most out of this important and effective tool for sharing their positive story.

ICBA Promotes Mike DeVoll to Assistant Vice President, Marketing Strategy and Execution

Jul 16, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced Mike DeVoll’s promotion to assistant vice president of marketing strategy and execution.

ICBA Welcomes End of FHFA Refinance Fee

Jul 16, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today's Federal Housing Finance Agency announcement on the Adverse Market Refinance Fee.

Independent Banker Ranks Top Loan Performers

Jul 14, 2021 | Press Release
This month’s issue of Independent Banker, the award-winning magazine of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the number-one source for community banking news, spotlights Main Street’s top-producing lenders.
Feb 25, 2021 | Letters to Regulators

COVID Relief Package Should Include USDA Business & Industry (B&I) Funding

The B&I program is expected to exhaust current funding in the next few months and faces a projected $1 billion shortfall in loan authority this fiscal year. This program is vital to sustaining rural businesses and job creation.
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