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The Independent Community Bankers of America creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish.

With more than 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ nearly 750,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties.

Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, nearly $4 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America.

Please contact us on issues related to consumer and small business lending, federal regulatory issues, the economy, housing, tax policy, and other financial services topics.

We will provide you with information from the community banker perspective by setting up interviews so you can speak with ICBA staff experts and community bankers from across the country.

American Banker
Pandemic has redefined role of bankers: New ICBA chair
March 08, 2021

American Banker
Can banks convince customers their data is safe?
March 02, 2021

American Banker
CFPB throws mortgage market another curveball

March 07, 2021

Indianapolis Business Journal
Are cryptocurrencies on the verge of going mainstream?
March 5, 2021

Steamboat Pilot
Fueling the community’s economy, one small business at a time
March 5, 2021

American Banker
Pandemic has redefined role of bankers: New ICBA chair
March 8, 2021

Bloomberg Law
Planned PPP Extension Would Alleviate Scramble for Loans
March 11, 2021

Forbes Advisor
The Future Of In-Person Banking Services: What You Need To Know
Mar 11, 2021

American Banker
Lenders urge Biden to remove GSE cap on 'high-risk' loans

March 11, 2021

Washington Post
The IRS has sent out 90 million stimulus payments. Here’s how to check when yours will arrive.

Mar 16, 2021

New York Times
Where’s My Stimulus Payment? Maybe in Your Account. (Finally!)
March 17, 2021

Forbes
90 Million Stimulus Checks Worth $242 Billion Have Been Delivered–Here’s How To Check If You Haven’t Gotten One
March 17, 2021

Marijuana Moment
Marijuana Banking Bill Reintroduced In Congress With Broad Bipartisan Support From More Than 100 Lawmakers
March 18, 2021

KRWG
All of New Mexico’s Students Should Learn Financial Literacy
March 18,2021

American Banker
Industry urges OCC to halt proposal restricting use of bank premises
March 23, 2021

WFMZ
Finzly and Fintel Connect Launch Strategic Partnership to Drive Bank Digital Growth
March 23, 2021

Marijuana Moment
Marijuana Banking Bill Reintroduced In Senate, With Nearly A Third Of The Chamber Signed On
March 23, 2021

Reuters
Amazon bank creates more problems than it solves
March 24, 2021

Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Two tech firms get top mark at center
March 25, 2021

Financial Regulation News
ICBA supports tax relief for rural lending bill
March 24, 2021

Next City
How Chinatown’s Community Bank Has Survived Crisis After Crisis
March 30, 2021

Financial Regulation New
ICBA advocates continued National Credit Union Administration for-profit regulation
March 23, 2021

Credit Union Times
NAFCU to Tax Writers: Don’t Believe the Community Bankers on Tax Exemption
March 23, 2021

Sun Sailor
Jackie Herman appointed to banking committee
March 31, 2021

F&M Bank
Mark Hanna Appointed to 2021 Housing Finance Subcommittee
March 31, 2021

Guthrie News Leader
ICBA Chairman appoints Barry Anderson to Housing Finance Committee

March 31, 2021



American Banker
ICBA renews call for congressional hearings on credit union-bank deals
April 02, 2021

Banking Dive
VyStar Credit Union to buy Heritage Southeast Bank for $195.7M
April 1, 2021

S&P Global
VyStar CU strikes largest ever credit union-bank deal with undeniable offer
April 5, 2021

SNL Financial
CFPB signals aggressive stance on abuse by pulling Trump-era policy statement
March 31, 2021

Crain's Chicago Business
Pay-to-play probe headlines come at a lousy time for Big Weed in Chicago
April 2, 2021

S&P Global
2020 U.S. Community Bank and Credit Union Ranking
April 2, 2021

Washington Business Journal
SBA is forgiving more small PPP loans. But larger ones are trapped in a 'dark hole.'
April 7, 2021

Credit Union Times
ICBA's Anti-Credit Union Effort Intensifies, as FDIC Announces Unbanked Pilot Program
April 7, 2021

The Globe
Latest PPP round giving boost to area's small businesses
April 6, 2021

WFMZ Allentown
Shastic Previews Solution at ICBA ThinkTECH Virtual Demo Day
April 05, 2021

Franklin Reporter & Advocate
Unity Bank President Appointed To National Bank Council
April 7, 2021

Credit Union Times
VyStar CU President Accuses ICBA of 'Mischaracterizing' Bank Purchase
April 8, 2021

Next Advisor
What the Secondary Mortgage Market Is, and How It Affects You
April 9, 2021

Financial Regulation News
ICBA among groups opposed to Treasury, FHFA restrictions on GSEs
April 9, 2021

American Banker
VyStar shrugs off community bank concerns, stays focused on growth
April 12, 2021

Binghamton Homepage
Tioga State Bank’s Bob Fisher Elected Chairman of Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)
April 9, 2021

Missoulian
Getting Ahead
April 11, 2021

The County Press
ChoiceOne Bank president Burke appointed to Bank Services Committee
April 10, 2021

American Banker
U.S. tax revenue shrinks every time a credit union buys a bank
April 14, 2021

American Banker
Banks fear AML relief may be slow to materialize
April 12, 2021

American Banker
House bill aims to encourage more de novo banks
April 15, 2021

Montana Right Now
Those experiencing homelessness can get Economic Impact Payments and other tax benefits; permanent address not required
April 16, 2021

WTVQ
Barr proposal would encourage banks in underserved area
April 15, 2021

The Jonesboro Sun
Jim Gowen, Jr. appointed to ICBPAC

April 15, 2021

Politico
Bank mergers come into Democrats’ antitrust crosshairs
April 19, 2021

Roll Call
Lawmakers fret over backdoor entry to banking for big companies
April 20, 2021

Financial Regulation News
ICBA outlines community banking priorities

04/22/2021

American Banker
BankThink Credit union tax exemption actually benefits taxpayers
April 23, 2021

Owego Pennysaver
Tioga State Bank’s Bob Fisher elected Chairman of Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)

April 24, 2021

American Banker
Brown sides with small banks in opposing ILCs, fintech charters
April 27, 2021

The Hill
Manchin rips big banks for net-zero carbon goals

04/27/2021

Credit Union Times
Community Bankers Pushing Anti-Credit Union Agenda in Virtual D.C. Conference

April 27, 2021

Barret School of Banking
Relationships and Community Banking: Conversation with ICBA’s Noah Wilcox and Bob Fisher Part 2
4/28/21

Bloomberg Tax
Biden Bank Reporting Plan Seeks to Expose Tax Evaders for Audits
April 28, 2021

SNL Financial
Biden infrastructure proposal could be double-edged sword for banks, experts say
April 28, 2021

American Banker
How five banks gang-tackled one nagging escrow problem
April 30, 2021

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Manchin builds compromise with crucial swing vote
May 1, 2021

Market Screener
Lakeland Bancorp : Bank and ICBA Offer Tips for Safe Travel
May 3, 2021

American Banker
Congress's inaction on ILCs, fintech charters worries bankers
May 4, 2021

Americans for Tax Reform
Biden Wants the IRS to Snoop on Your Venmo Account
May 4, 2021

Love. Live Local.
Local banks are key to the health of our community, so corporate consolidation in the banking industry should be cause for concern.
May 4, 2021

The Globe
Raymo appointed to ICBA Ag/Rural America Committee
May 4, 2021

The Business Journals
SBA's PPP has run out of funding — unless you apply with this kind of lender.
May 5, 2021

Banking Dive
PPP runs out of funds for most lenders
May 5, 2021

American Banker
Banking groups to Congress: Don't throw out 'true lender' rule
May 6, 2021

Market Screener
CBA, Financial Trades Urge OCC to Formally Delay or Withdraw CRA Rule
May 6, 2021

Americans for Tax Reform
Biden's fattened up IRS will audit "restaurants, retail, salons and other service-based companies"
May 6, 2021

Bank Director
Getting Faster, Simpler, Cheaper and More Secure
May 7, 2021

Bank Director
Marketing Campaigns Go High Tech
May 7, 2021

The Financial Brand
Will New Administration Rewrite the Rules on Banking Mergers?

May 7, 2021

WFMZ
JAM FINTOP Banktech and the Independent Community Bankers of America Partner to Foster Technology Adoption at Community Banks
May 10, 2021

Digital Transactions
Square Posts a Strong Quarter As Larger Sellers And Bitcoin Play a More Prominent Role
May 7, 2021

Politico Pro
Banks brace for battle over call to track tax dodgers
May 11, 2021

Reviewed
HERE'S WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME
May 10, 2021

Business Wire
ICBA Ranks MVB Bank as One of Best Performing Banks of 2020
May 10, 2021

BankRate
Most savings accounts still come with limits on withdrawals even after Regulation D lifted them
May 11, 2021

Capital Analytics Associates
Spotlight On: Damon Moorer, President & CEO, TCM Bank, N.A.
May 13, 2021

American Banker
Bankers urge policymakers to crack down on credit union-bank mergers
May 14, 2021

American Banker
Former Radius chief brings fintech mentality to New York de novo
May 14, 2021

BankBeat
Vulnerabilities Exposed
May 17, 2021

Credit Union Times
Passage of Debt Collection Bill Could Be a 'Slippery Slope' for Lenders
May 14, 2021

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
New initiative focuses on revving up small businesses, rural areas
May 16, 2021

Biz News Post
Banks balk at Biden plan to collect clients’ tax data
May 17, 2021

Dodd Frank Update
ICBA names director of innovation

May 14, 2021

Financial Regulation News
Banking organizations urge FDIC to reject proposed merger between financial institutions
May 18, 2021

New York Times
Banks Fight $4 Billion Debt Relief Plan for Black Farmers
May 19, 2021

CNN
Banks say USDA's debt forgiveness for minority farmers will cost them money and could affect future loans. Black farmers call that a threat.
May 20, 2021

PoliticoPro
USDA pushes back on criticism of aid package for Black farmers
May 19, 2021

Bloomberg
Banks Don’t Want to Be Paid Back Yet

May 20, 2021

Experian
What Is A Community Bank
May 19, 2021

Daily Herald
Wallis Bank Ranked 13th in Independent Banker's Best of the Best List

May 19, 2021

Sierra Sun Times
IRS Urges Groups to Share Information to Help Those Without Permanent Addresses Get Benefits Including Economic Impact Payments, Upcoming Advance Child Tax Credit
May 20, 2021

Washington Post
USDA to start debt forgiveness and payouts to some 13,000 Black, Hispanic and other minority farmers in June
May 21, 2021

Progressive Farmer
USDA to Begin Minority Loan Debt Payoff
May 21, 2021

U.S. News & World Report
How to Get a Personal Loan With a Co-Signer
May 21, 2021

BankBeat
Heartland economy continues rebound, but hiring lags
May 21, 2021

Willston Herald
IRS urges groups to share information to help those without permanent addresses get benefits including Economic Impact Payments, upcoming advance Child Tax Credit
May 21, 2021

American Banker
Big banks play ball with SEC on mandatory climate disclosures
May 24, 2021

Farm Futures
Banks say ‘socially disadvantaged farmer’ payments harm their business
May 24, 2021

FOX Business
USDA to start debt forgiveness for Black farmers in June
May 24, 2021

Our Weekly
Banks unhappy about $4 billion relief bill for Black farmers
May 24, 2021

American Banker
Iowa credit union's takeover of two banks riles industry
May 25, 2021

Banking Dive
Iowa credit union proposes buying Illinois, Nebraska banks
May 26, 2021

TMC Net
Visa Unlocks Digital-First Banking and Payment Experiences for Clients
May 26, 2021

AgriPulse
USDA rolls out debt relief package as more socially disadvantaged producers come forward seeking relief
May 26, 2021

American Banker
Credit union's deal for tiny thrift has mutual bank advocates on edge
May 27, 2021

Competitive Enterprise Institute
Federal Interest Rate Cap and Overturning of “True Lender” Rule Threaten Credit Innovation
May 26, 2021

S&P Global
OCC could hit the brakes on nonbank charters as Democrats apply pressure EXCLUSIVE
May 27, 2021



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