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Hurricane Preparedness

We've consolidated information from local areas affected by the hurricane season, as well as national resources to help community banks stay prepared this season.

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Consumer & Business Response

View our collection of tips and tricks to help consumers and local businesses prepare for local disasters, get the latest news regarding community bank crisis response and more.

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Operational Risk

Operational Risk includes risks such as cyber, data and physical security, natural disasters, pandemics or other forces that should be addressed in a community bank's disaster recovery, business continuity, incident response, or pandemic plans.

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Natural Disaster News and Resources

Coin task force: Behavioral changes drive coin outlook

Feb 14, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The factors weighing most heavily on coin circulation challenges are still unclear more than a year and half into the slowdown due to the anonymous nature of cash transactions, the U.S. Coin Task Force said.

PPP borrowers may request reviews of partial forgiveness decisions

Feb 8, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Paycheck Protection Program borrowers may request an SBA loan review of partial forgiveness decisions issued by their PPP lenders, according to a recent SBA procedural notice.

Supreme Court blocks employer vaccine mandate

Jan 14, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate for private companies with 100 or more employees.

Vaccine mandate effective today unless high court steps in

Jan 10, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate for employers with 100 or more employees is scheduled to take effect today unless the U.S. Supreme Court halts enforcement.

ICBA Statement on Community Bank Leverage Ratio Guidance

Dec 22, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on new interagency guidance that indicates temporary relief from the 9% Community Bank Leverage Ratio will expire on Dec. 31.

OSHA updates employer mandate compliance dates following court ruling

Dec 21, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration updated the compliance dates for its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employers with 100 or more employees following a court ruling allowing it to proceed.