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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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Are you confident that your bank can quickly recover from any interruption? ICBA Corporate Members are ready to guarantee business continuity and resiliency in the face of any challenge.

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Natural Disaster News and Resources

Treasury announces additional Russia sanctions

Apr 7, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced additional sanctions on Russia’s largest banks and individuals connected to top Russian officials.

FDIC follows OCC with proposed large-bank climate principles

Mar 31, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The FDIC requested public comment on draft principles that would provide a high-level framework for institutions over $100 billion in assets to manage exposures to climate-related financial risks.

New blog post spotlights post-pandemic payments trends

Mar 30, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA’s latest blog post explores three post-pandemic payments trends and what they mean for community banks.

FDIC rescinds pandemic-era Part 363 reporting relief

Mar 16, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The FDIC rescinded guidance providing coronavirus-affected financial institutions extra time to file annual reports under Part 363 of the agency's regulations.

ICBA testifying next week on PPP

Mar 11, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA is scheduled to testify before Congress next week on community bank leadership in Paycheck Protection Program lending.

ICBA to OCC: Avoid One-Size-Fits-All Climate Principles

Feb 15, 2022 | NewsWatch Today | Press Release
ICBA applauded the OCC for tailoring its proposed climate-related financial risk management principles to banks over $100 billion in assets, though the association expressed concerns that examiners could eventually apply the framework to community banks.