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ICBA Thanks Congress for Extending PPP

Mar 25, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America today thanked Congress for passing ICBA-advocated legislation to extend the Paycheck Protection Program ahead of its March 31 expiration.

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ICBA and Venture Center Launch First Community Bank Fintech Accelerator

Oct 31, 2018
ICBA announced that it is partnering with The Venture Center in Little Rock, Ark., to launch the ICBA ThinkTech Accelerator, a community bank-focused fintech accelerator program.

Media Advisory: ICBA ThinkTech Accelerator Announcement

Oct 30, 2018
The Venture Center, in partnership with ICBA and the State of Arkansas, will announce the launch of the ICBA ThinkTech Accelerator, a community bank-focused fintech accelerator program. This will be the only accelerator program in the nation with a focus on community bank innovation in the digital age.

ICBA Supports Senate Letter Urging Broad Access to Tax Deduction

Oct 17, 2018
ICBAthanked Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) for leading a letter with 11 other senators calling on the Treasury Department to revisit its proposed rule implementing a 20 percent tax deduction for Subchapter S banks and other pass-through businesses.

ICBA Congratulates New Members of FDIC Advisory Committee on Community Banking

Oct 10, 2018
ICBA congratulated the community bankers who have been named to serve on the FDIC Advisory Committee on Community Banking.

Ken LaRoe Is ICBA’s Community Banker of the Year

Oct 10, 2018
ICBA announced Ken LaRoe, founder and chairman of First GREEN Bank in Orlando, Fla., as its 2018 National Community Banker of the Year. This annual ICBA award recognizes the exceptional work and commitment of individual community bank employees and their dedication to local communities.

ICBA Launches Bipartisan Campaign Supporting Pro-Community Bank Efforts of Lawmakers ​

Oct 10, 2018
ICBA today launched a bipartisan campaign applauding the work of pro-community bank members of Congress and encouraging them to continue their support of local communities.

ICBA Continues Call for Fed Role in Faster Payments

Oct 3, 2018
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on the Federal Reserve Board request for comments on its role in faster payments.

ICBA Urges Swift Implementation of Remaining S. 2155 Provisions

Oct 2, 2018
ICBA today called on regulators to quickly implement provisions of the ICBA-advocated Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155), including simpler capital rules and short-form call reports for community banks.

ICBA Offers Cybersecurity Tips to Protect Sensitive Information

Oct 1, 2018
In recognition of National Cybersecurity Month in October, ICBA is reminding consumers of simple steps they can take to safeguard their sensitive data when making purchases online or via a smart device and what to do if they suspect their information has been compromised.

ICBA Statement on Nelnet’s Withdrawal of ILC Application

Sep 26, 2018
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on Nelnet’s withdrawal of its deposit-insurance and industrial loan corporation applications with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Utah Department of Financial Institutions.

ICBA Offers Tips To Help Prepare for Natural Disasters

Sep 12, 2018
As Hurricane Florence approaches the United States and Americans recognize National Preparedness Month in September, ICBA and the nation’s community banks remind consumers that they can help alleviate financial concerns by planning in advance of a natural disaster or emergency.

Media Advisory: ICBA Releases S.2155 Implementation Tracker

Sep 10, 2018
ICBA has released a comprehensive matrix on the implementation of S. 2155 provisions affecting community banks in advance of the Senate Banking Committee hearing.

ICBA Statement on OCC Community Reinvestment Act Announcement

Aug 28, 2018
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking on reforming the Community Reinvestment Act.

ICBA Urges FDIC to Deny Nelnet Application

Aug 1, 2018
ICBA today called on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to deny Nelnet Bank’s deposit insurance application for its proposed industrial loan corporation and impose a two-year moratorium on future ILC applications.

ICBA Statement on Treasury, OCC Regulatory Announcements

Aug 1, 2018
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today’s Treasury Department report on nonbank financial services and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announcement that it is accepting special-purpose bank charters for fintech firms.

ICBA Urges Long-Term Solutions for Flood Insurance Program

Jul 31, 2018
ICBA today thanked Congress for extending the National Flood Insurance Program and called for a long-term solution.

ICBA Grows Advocacy, Member Relations and Marketing Departments with New Hires

Jul 30, 2018
ICBA today announced three new hires. David “Chip” Bartlett will serve as vice president of congressional relations, Sean Murphy as vice president of member relations for the Midwest region, and Leela Vosko as director of marketing engagement.

ICBA Names NextGen Scholarship Award Recipients

Jul 27, 2018
ICBA today announced the recipients of its 2018 NextGen Scholarship Awards.

ICBA Urges Senate to Schedule Vote on Miki Bowman Nomination

Jul 23, 2018
ICBA today called on Senate leaders to take up the nomination of Michelle “Miki” Bowman for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

ICBA Announces Staff Promotions

Jul 20, 2018
ICBA announced promotions for Jeremy Dalpiaz to vice president of cyber and data security policy, Humaira Mir to manager of human resources, and LeeAnn Sunderman to operational database specialist.

ICBA Honors National Community Bank Service Award Recipients

Jul 17, 2018
ICBA announced winners of its 2018 National Community Bank Service Awards, which celebrate the outstanding and innovative volunteer efforts of the nation’s community banks.

ICBA Urges Treasury to Oppose Postal Banking Expansion

Jun 29, 2018
ICBA called on the Treasury Department to recommend prohibiting an expansion of banking services at the U.S. Postal Service.

ICBA Applauds Senate for Passing Farm Bill

Jun 28, 2018
ICBA applauded today’s strong, bipartisan vote by the full Senate to enact a new farm bill, H.R. 2.

ICBA Congratulates Kathy Kraninger on Nomination for Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Director

Jun 28, 2018
ICBA congratulated Kathy Kraninger on her nomination for director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

ICBA Supports New SEC Disclosure Rule

Jun 28, 2018
ICBA thanked the Securities and Exchange Commission for issuing an ICBA-supported final rule reducing disclosure requirements for publicly held community bank holding companies.