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ICBA Launches Ad Campaign on Credit Union Tax Exemption

Sep 23, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America this week launched a print and digital advertising campaign to inform Americans about the credit union tax exemption and its impact on financial services consolidation in local communities.

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ICBA Statement on Confirmation of Otting as Comptroller of the Currency

Nov 16, 2017
ICBA President and CEO Camden R. Fine issued a statement on Joseph Otting’s confirmation as comptroller of the currency.

ICBA Announces Staff Promotions

Nov 13, 2017
The Independent Community Bankers of America announced the following staff promotions, which go into effect immediately.

ICBA Statement on Testimony from FHFA Director Mel Watt

Oct 3, 2017
Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) President and CEO Camden R. Fine issued the following statement on today’s congressional testimony from Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Melvin Watt.

ICBA Statement on CFPB Overdraft Disclosure Prototypes

Aug 4, 2017
“Consumers should continue to have the ability to opt-in for debit card overdraft coverage to avoid the inconvenience and embarrassment of a rejected debit card transaction. That said, ICBA adamantly opposes any CFPB rulemaking that limits the consumer’s choice on how they manage their accounts.”

ICBA to Congress: Reverse Ill-Conceived and Counterproductive Arbitration Ruling

Jul 24, 2017
ICBA sent letters to Congress in support of Sen. Mike Crapo’s (R-Idaho) and Rep. Keith Rothfus’s (R-Pa.) Congressional Review Act resolutions, which seek to reverse the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) final ruling restricting the use of consumer arbitration agreements.

ICBA Supports Fed’s Faster Payments Recommendations

Jul 21, 2017
ICBA today voiced support for the Federal Reserve Faster Payments Task Force’s final report detailing its ten recommendations to enhance the speed, efficiency and security of the U.S. payment system. ICBA and community bankers were active participants in the Task Force.

ICBA Strongly Opposes CFPB Arbitration Agreements Final Rule

Jul 11, 2017
ICBA President and CEO Camden R. Fine released a statement on the Arbitration Agreements final rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which will essentially prohibit the use of consumer arbitration agreements.

Independent Banker Ranks Top-Producing Lenders

Jul 6, 2017
The July issue of Independent Banker, the award-winning magazine of the Independent Community Bankers of America, spotlights Main Street’s top-producing lenders.

ICBA Names Prabhash Shrestha as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Strategy Officer

Jun 30, 2017
ICBA announced Prabhash Shrestha as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Strategy Officer. Shrestha will lead the association’s information technology and digital efforts and ensure their alignment with ICBA’s business goals and objectives.

ICBA Welcomes Treasury Report Advocating Community Bank Regulatory Relief

Jun 12, 2017
ICBA welcomes today’s Treasury Department report advocating targeted regulatory relief to support the nation’s community banks and the communities and rural areas they serve.

ICBA Statement on House Passage of Financial CHOICE Act

Jun 8, 2017
ICBA President and CEO Camden R. Fine issued the following statement on today’s House passage of House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling’s (R-Texas) Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 (H.R. 10).

ICBA Celebrates National Homeownership Month

Jun 2, 2017
In recognition of National Homeownership Month, ICBA is reminding current and prospective homeowners of community bank resources that make financing easier and more affordable.

Voters in Key Battleground States Support Structural Reforms to CFPB

May 22, 2017
Fifty-eight percent of registered voters in key battleground states say the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) should be run by a bipartisan commission, according to a Morning Consult poll commissioned by the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), and the American Land Title Association (ALTA).

ICBA Supports Main Street Regulatory Fairness Act

May 18, 2017
ICBA expressed support for the Main Street Regulatory Fairness Act (S. 1139), introduced by Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.).

ICBA Statement on Testimony from FHFA Director Mel Watt

May 11, 2017
ICBA president and CEO Camden R. Fine today issued a statement on Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt’s testimony before the Senate Banking Committee.

More than 100 ICBA Community Bankers Meet with President Trump

May 1, 2017
In an exclusive meeting between ICBA and President Trump, Vice President Pence, NEC Director Cohn and Small Business Administration chief Linda McMahon, ICBA urged common-sense regulatory relief that would unleash the economic power of the nation’s more than 5,800 community banks.

ICBA Urges OCC to Rescind Fintech Proposal

Apr 12, 2017
ICBA reiterated its concerns with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s proposal to grant special-purpose bank charters to unregulated financial technology companies.

ICBA Bancard Names Joe Buse as Vice President, Client Relations Manager

Mar 24, 2017
ICBA Bancard, the payments-services subsidiary of the ICBA announced Joe Buse’s hiring as vice president, client relationship manager.

ICBA: Banking Agencies Fail in Joint Review of Banking Rules ​ ​

Mar 21, 2017
ICBA President and CEO Camden R. Fine releases statement on the federal banking regulators’ joint report to Congress under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act (EGRPRA).

ICBA’s Cam Fine: Let’s See it Through

Mar 16, 2017
ICBA President and CEO Camden R. Fine called on community bankers to continue fighting for tiered and proportional regulations that will truly energize local economies. In a speech at the ICBA Community Banking LIVE® 2017 national convention, Fine told attendees to continue advocating to achieve meaningful regulatory reforms.

ICBA Testifies on Success of SBA Community Bank Loans

Mar 9, 2017
Cynthia Blankenship, vice chairman, chief financial officer and corporate president of Bank of the West in Grapevine, Texas, testified on behalf of ICBA before Congress about the value of the SBA's 7(a) loan program to local small business lending.

ICBA Statement on Financial Regulation Review

Feb 3, 2017
ICBA President and CEO Camden R. Fine released a statement on the executive order directing the Treasury Department and federal regulators to review financial services regulations.

Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma Endorses ICBA Securities

Jan 31, 2017
ICBA Securities Inc., the broker-dealer subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America, has received the endorsement of the Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma.

Community Bankers to Gather in San Antonio for 2017 Community Banking LIVE®

Jan 26, 2017
Registration open for the Independent Community Bankers of America's 2017 National Convention, Community Banking LIVE--the largest, most comprehensive educational event for the nation's community bankers.

ICBA: Credit Union Proposal Would Render Membership Restrictions Meaningless

Dec 12, 2016
ICBA expressed its strong opposition to a National Credit Union Administration proposal to further decimate field-of-membership rules for federally chartered credit unions. In a comment letter to the NCUA, ICBA said quadrupling the population limit for most community credit unions to 10 million violates statutory requirements that geographic-based credit unions may serve only a well-defined, local area.