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ICBA Statement on Nomination of Saule Omarova for Comptroller of the Currency

Sep 23, 2021
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on President Joe Biden’s intent to nominate Saule Omarova for comptroller of the currency.

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Terri Howard Joins TCM Bank as Senior Vice President, People & Culture

Jul 12, 2021
TCM Bank, N.A., the credit card bank of ICBA Bancard®, which is the payments services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America, announced the hire of Terri Howard as senior vice president of people and culture.

ICBA Bancard and Finzly Partner to Offer Instant Payments

Jul 9, 2021
ICBA Bancard, the payments services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), today announced a new partnership with Finzly to facilitate instant payments via Finzly’s Payment Galaxy.

ICBA Proposes Exit Fee on Credit Union Acquisitions of Taxpaying Banks

Jul 7, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today urged the Treasury Department to examine abuses of the tax code causing increased acquisitions of community banks by tax-exempt credit unions.

ICBA Supports Senate Bill Offering Tax Relief for Rural Lending

Jul 1, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America today expressed its strong support for the Senate introduction of the Enhancing Credit Opportunities in Rural America (ECORA) Act to support farmers, ranchers and rural homeowners.

Vanessa Hanson Joins ICBA Marketing and Communications Department as Director of Digital and Social Engagement

Jul 1, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), announced today the hire of Vanessa Hanson as director of digital and social engagement.

As Credit Union-Bank Acquisitions Accelerate, ICBA Urges Congressional Hearings

Jun 18, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America today reinforced its call for Congress to investigate tax-exempt credit unions acquiring taxpaying community banks following a resurgence in interstate acquisitions.

ICBA Services Network Announces New Community Banker Board Members

Jun 15, 2021
ICBA Services Network, the business services subsidiary of ICBA, today announced the appointments of several high-profile community banker board members.

ICBA Provides Tips for Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

Jun 15, 2021
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and the Independent Community Bankers of America and its subsidiary, the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation are providing tips for preventing the disturbing trend of elder financial abuse.

Ohio Community Banker to Chair ICBA Reinsurance Board of Directors

Jun 14, 2021
ICBA Reinsurance, the captive reinsurance company of the Independent Community Bankers of America, today announced the election of Jack Hartings, chairman of The Peoples Bank Co. in Coldwater, Ohio, as chairman of the ICBA Reinsurance board of directors.

Georgia Community Banker Named Chairman of ICBA Securities Board of Directors

Jun 11, 2021
ICBA Securities Inc., the broker-dealer subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America, today announced the election of Derek Williams, president and CEO of Century Bank & Trust in Milledgeville, Ga., as chairman of the ICBA Securities board of directors.

Nick Denning Joins ICBA Bancard as Senior Vice President, Payments Industry Relations

Jun 2, 2021
ICBA Bancard, the payments services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America, announced the hire of Nick Denning as senior vice president of payments industry relations.

ICBA Offers Tips to Help Demystify the Home Buying Process

Jun 1, 2021
In recognition of National Homeownership Month in June, ICBA and the nation’s community banks are reminding consumers to consult their local community bank to learn about programs that can make homeownership easier and more affordable

ICBA, Independent Banker Spotlights Community Bank Emerging Leaders in Annual 40 under 40 List

Jun 1, 2021
Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America, announced its 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders.

ICBA, Minority Bank Council: Housing Finance Amendments Hurt Low-Income, Minority Borrowers

May 27, 2021
ICBA and its Minority Bank Advisory Council urged the Treasury Department and Federal Housing Finance Agency to reopen negotiations over amendments to the Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that would limit purchases of certain types of loans.

ICBA Supports OCC Reconsidering CRA Rule

May 18, 2021
ICBA supports the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announcement that it will reconsider its Community Reinvestment Act rulemakings and information collection.

ICBA, Community Bankers of Georgia Urge FDIC to Reject Credit Union Merger Proposal

May 14, 2021
ICBA and The Venture Center today announced a series of curriculum-driven events as part of its expanded ICBA ThinkTECH initiative. The ICBA ThinkTECH Innovation Series focuses on emerging technologies that have the potential to positively impact the community banking industry.

ICBA, The Venture Center Kick off Thought Leadership Series

May 12, 2021
ICBA and The Venture Center today announced a series of curriculum-driven events as part of its expanded ICBA ThinkTECH initiative. The ICBA ThinkTECH Innovation Series focuses on emerging technologies that have the potential to positively impact the community banking industry.

ICBA, ProfitStars Expand Preferred Service Provider Program with Information Security and Risk Management Solutions

May 11, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced it has extended its Preferred Service Provider agreement with ProfitStars, a division of Jack Henry & Associates Inc., to include several risk management solutions.

ICBA to Serve as Strategic Advisor to JAM FINTOP Banktech Investment Fund

May 10, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) will serve as a strategic advisor for JAM FINTOP Banktech, a $150 million investment fund designed to help accelerate technology adoption at community banks.

ICBA Names Kristina Morris as Director of Innovation

May 6, 2021
ICBA announced today that Kristina Morris has joined as director of innovation. In this role Morris will work with the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator cohort, leading portfolio management activities and program development to support ICBA’s overall innovation strategy.

Community Bankers Advocate for Main Street in Meetings with Washington Policymakers This Week

Apr 27, 2021
Community bankers meet with key policymakers this week as part of the ICBA 2021 Capital Summit to advocate common-sense reforms that promote stronger economic growth, jobs and prosperity in communities nationwide.

Nation’s Community Bankers Convene for ICBA Capital Summit

Apr 22, 2021
ICBA will host hundreds of meetings with community bank leaders and key policymakers during ICBA Capital Summit to advance pro-community bank policies for the benefit of consumers and local communities nationwide.

ICBA Supports House Passage of SAFE Banking Act

Apr 19, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America issued a statement on the bipartisan House passage of the H.R. 1996, which would establish a safe harbor from federal sanctions for financial institutions that serve cannabis-related businesses in states where cannabis is legal.

ICBA Advances Community Banking Policy Priorities

Apr 19, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today released its legislative and regulatory priorities to help these local lenders continue to meet the needs of local communities.

ICBA, Coalition Oppose New Restrictions on Fannie, Freddie

Apr 7, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and other financial, mortgage, and civil rights groups today are calling on the Treasury Department and Federal Housing Finance Agency to delay and withdraw new product restrictions on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.