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ICBA’s Independent Banker Reveals 2020 Best Community Banks to Work For

Dec 1, 2020 | Press Release
Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America, today unveiled its 2020 Best Community Banks to Work For, recognizing five community banks for their exemplary efforts to create an exceptional work environment for employees.

ICBA Statement on Janet Yellen's Treasury Secretary Nomination

Nov 30, 2020 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on Janet Yellen's nomination for Treasury secretary.

Register Today for the Virtual ICBA ThinkTECH Policy Summit

Nov 24, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA is hosting a virtual ICBA ThinkTECH Policy Summit to bring the nation’s community banks together with key stakeholders to discuss fintech policies and opportunities for further collaboration in support of community bank innovation.

Alex Galeano Joins ICBA as SEVP and Chief Financial Officer

Oct 28, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced that Alex Galeano has joined the organization as senior executive vice president and chief financial officer.

ICBA-Backed Bill Stops Unintended Regulations from PPP Lending

Oct 26, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA and the nation's community banks support new legislation that would prevent regulatory penalties for community banks with $15 billion or less in total assets due to their PPP lending, said ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey.

Promontory Interfinancial Network Changes Name to IntraFi Network

Oct 21, 2020 | Industry News From Corporate Members | News | Press Release
IntraFi Network has built the nation’s largest deposit network, chosen by more than 3,000 financial institutions. The company was founded in 2002, invented reciprocal deposits, and is widely used by big and small banks alike.

ICBA-Advocated FDIC Rule Ensures Community Banks Not Inadvertently Punished for PPP Leadership

Oct 20, 2020 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on the FDIC's adjustment to regulatory asset thresholds.

Nasreen Quibria Joins ICBA as Vice President, Emerging Payments and Technology Policy

Oct 15, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced the hire of Nasreen Quibria as vice president of emerging payments and technology policy.

ICBA Statement on Simplified PPP Loan Forgiveness

Oct 9, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on the Small Business Administration's simpler loan forgiveness application for some Paycheck Protection Program loans.

Brian Laverdure Joins ICBA as Vice President, Payments and Technology Policy

Oct 8, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced the hire of Brian Laverdure as vice president of payments and technology policy.

ICBA Offers Cybersecurity Tips So Consumers Can Connect Online with Confidence

Oct 1, 2020 | Press Release
As Americans venture online in greater numbers to accommodate work, school and shopping, ICBA and the nation’s community banks are offering practical steps during Cybersecurity Awareness Month to help them safeguard sensitive data.

ICBA to Participate in 'Sandbox' Project to Improve Mortgage Rules

Oct 1, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule innovation during today's Montana State University virtual event.

ICBA to Congress: Help Small Businesses by Simplifying PPP Forgiveness

Sep 25, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA today urged Congress to immediately pass stand-alone legislation to help millions of small businesses by simplifying Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness.

ICBA Celebrates America’s Small Businesses During National Small Business Week

Sep 21, 2020 | Press Release
When COVID-19 threatened to shutter thousands of small businesses nationwide, community banks stepped up as outsized lenders of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, to provide nearly 2.8 million loans and save an estimated 33.7 million jobs.

ICBA Statement on Fed Community Reinvestment Act Notice

Sep 21, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey released a statement on today's Federal Reserve advance notice of proposed rulemaking on reforming Community Reinvestment Act regulations.

Bailey Yeager Joins ICBA as Director of Marketing Strategy and Execution

Sep 16, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America announced today the hire of Bailey Yeager as director of marketing strategy and execution.

ICBA Statement on CFPB Small-Business Proposal Outline

Sep 15, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on today's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau outline of proposals to implement small-business loan data collection and reporting rules.

ICBA to Fed: Speed Up FedNow Launch

Sep 10, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today called on the Federal Reserve to accelerate implementation of its FedNow real-time payments service.

ICBA Bancard Launches Digital Payments Strategy Guide

Sep 9, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA Bancard, the payments services subsidiary of ICBA, announced the launch of its interactive tool to help its community bank clients create a custom digital payments strategy in support of their small business customers.

ICBA Offers Tips to Prepare Ahead of a Natural Disaster ​

Sep 3, 2020 | Press Release
In recognition of National Preparedness Month in September, ICBA and the nation’s community bankers are reminding consumers of simple steps they can take to prepare ahead of a natural disaster or emergency.