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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.

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Community Bankers in Washington This Week

Apr 29, 2019
Community bankers from all corners of the country are in Washington this week for meetings with lawmakers as part of the ICBA 2019 Capital Summit.

ICBA to CFPB: Study Risks of Small-Business Data Collection

Apr 24, 2019
ICBA called on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to identify potential benefits and burdens before rules are promulgated, including forthcoming rules on small-business data collection.

Community Banks Are the Megabank Alternative

Apr 10, 2019
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today’s House Financial Services Committee hearing on holding megabanks accountable.

ICBA Announces 2019-20 Executive Committee

Mar 21, 2019
ICBA today announced the election of its 2019-20 Executive Committee during the 2019 ICBA LIVE® national convention in Nashville.

New ICBA Chairman’s Message to Community Bankers: Fight to Promote the Community Banking Model

Mar 21, 2019
Incoming ICBA Chairman Preston Kennedy encouraged 2019 ICBA LIVE® national convention attendees to exert their political influence to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish.

ICBA to Congress: Require All Entities to Safeguard Personal Information

Mar 14, 2019
ICBA today told Congress that all entities that handle personal information should be required to safeguard personal information similar to how it is protected at financial institutions.

ICBA Expands Government Relations Team

Mar 12, 2019
ICBA announced today that Noah Yosif has joined its government relations team as assistant vice president of economic policy and research.

Community Bank Services Endorses ICBA Bancard

Jan 31, 2019
ICBA Bancard, the payments services subsidiary of ICBA, has been endorsed by Community Bank Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the North Carolina Bankers Association.

ICBA Launches ThinkTECH Network for Members

Jan 28, 2019
ICBA today launched the ICBA ThinkTECH Network for its members. The first-of-its-kind online directory powered by Bank Director’s FinXTech Connect is built specifically for the unique needs of community banks.

ICBA: Credit Union Rule Abandons City Centers

Jan 28, 2019
ICBA and a coalition of affiliated state community banking associations participated in an industry legal brief strongly supporting the American Bankers Association’s appeal in its lawsuit challenging the National Credit Union Administration’s field-of-membership rule.

ICBA Names Martina Dashner Vice President of Political Operations

Jan 24, 2019
ICBA has promoted Martina Dashner to vice president of political operations.

ICBA Bancard and FIS Work to Accelerate Community Bank Contactless Card Adoption

Jan 23, 2019
ICBA Bancard, the payments services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America, announced that it is partnering with FIS to accelerate adoption of contactless EMV chip cards among community banks over the next year.

ICBA Nominates New Board of Directors for 2019-20

Jan 23, 2019
ICBA today announced the nominees for its 2019-20 board of directors. ICBA’s board of directors will vote on the nominations during the 2019 ICBA national convention, ICBA LIVE®, which will be held March 18-22 in Nashville.

ICBA Statement on Subchapter S Tax Deduction

Jan 22, 2019
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on the Treasury Department’s final rule expanding access to the 20 percent tax deduction for pass-through businesses.

ICBA and Passageways Extend Preferred Service Provider Agreement

Jan 14, 2019
ICBA announced today it has extended its ICBA Preferred Service Provider agreement with Passageways, which offers the OnBoard Board Portal and OnSemble Employee Intranet to community banks nationwide.

Fintech Finalists for ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Announced ​

Jan 9, 2019
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and The Venture Center today announced the 10 startup companies that have been selected to participate in the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator.

TCM Bank Supports Customers Affected by Government Shutdown

Jan 4, 2019
TCM Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of ICBA Bancard, announced that it is supporting its community bank partners and helping their cardholder customers who may be experiencing financial hardship during the government shutdown.

ICBA Announces Staff Promotions

Jan 2, 2019
ICBA announced several staff promotions, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Kevin Tweddle was named chief operating officer for the ICBA Services Network; Rhonda Thomas-Whitley and Michael Emancipator were named vice president and regulatory counsel; and Erika Brereton was named director of project management and video production.

ICBA Thanks Senators for Seeking Meaningful Call Report Relief

Dec 20, 2018
ICBA thanked a bipartisan group of 19 senators for calling on banking regulators to revisit their proposed rule implementing call report relief for community banks.

ICBA/ Travelers Deliver Nearly $4 Million in Dividends for Participating Community Banks

Dec 17, 2018
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) announced today that almost 1,300 member banks will share a policyholder dividend totaling nearly $4 million from their participation in the ICBA/Travelers insurance program in 2017.

ICBA Urges Federal Reserve Role in Faster Payments

Dec 14, 2018
ICBA sent a comment letter to express its strong support for the development of a real-time payment system and urged the Federal Reserve to develop and operate the system.

ICBA Executives Named to The Hill’s Top Lobbyists List

Dec 13, 2018
ICBA executives were named to The Hill’s 2018 list of the nation’s top influencers for their political savvy in successfully advocating on behalf of the nation’s community banks.

ICBA Applauds House Passage of Farm Bill

Dec 12, 2018
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the House of Representatives’ passage of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2).

ICBA Applauds Senate Passage of Farm Bill

Dec 11, 2018
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2).

ICBA Congratulates Kathy Kraninger on Confirmation

Dec 6, 2018
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on the confirmation of Kathy Kraninger to head the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.