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ICBA Congratulates Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Rohit Chopra on Confirmation

Oct 1, 2021
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Rohit Chopra for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director.

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ICBA’s Romero Rainey: We Are More Powerful Collectively When We are Empowered Individually

Mar 9, 2021
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey today reminded community bankers attending ICBA Connect that every challenge is an opportunity to leverage their collective strength, advance policy priorities, and be a unifying force that benefits local communities nationwide.

ICBA Kicks off 2021 National Convention

Mar 9, 2021
Starting today, community bankers and industry leaders from across the nation will convene for the 2021 Independent Community Bankers of America national convention.

ICBA Expands Preferred Service Provider Relationship with QwickRate to include its IntelliCredit Offering

Mar 4, 2021
The ICBA today announced that its Preferred Service Provider relationship with QwickRate LLC now includes its IntelliCredit loan review and credit intelligence solutions, which are designed to help community banks better detect and manage credit risk.

Community Bankers to Convene for ICBA Connect

Mar 2, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America announced a first-of-its kind team-focused virtual banking conference designed to address the unique challenges and opportunities facing the nation’s community banks.

ICBA Encourages Americans to Celebrate Saving

Feb 23, 2021
During America Saves Week, the Independent Community Bankers of America reminds consumers that building a nest egg can help alleviate stress and provide additional financial security during times of uncertainty.

Policymakers to Participate in ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Event

Feb 17, 2021
ICBA, in partnership with The Venture Center and the State of Arkansas, will host a one-day virtual summit for policymakers and the 2021 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator fintech cohort, to tackle barriers and discuss solutions for enhanced community bank innovation.

ICBA Continues Call for Joint CRA Rulemaking

Feb 16, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America today reiterated its call for federal regulators to work together on updated Community Reinvestment Act regulations in a comment letter to the Federal Reserve.

ICBA Renews Preferred Service Provider Relationship with Travelers

Feb 12, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced it has extended its Preferred Service Provider relationship with Travelers to continue providing insurance and risk mitigation services specifically designed for community banks.

ICBA Bancard Hires Vice President, Relationship Manager

Feb 2, 2021
ICBA Bancard, the payments services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America, today announced Laura Pierce as vice president, relationship manager.

ICBA Outlines 2021 Priorities in Congressional Letter

Jan 31, 2021
ICBA outlined its 2021 community bank policy agenda in an open letter to Congress. The letter advocates ICBA’s pragmatic legislative opportunities, which promote fairness and equity in our financial system for the benefit of consumers and local communities nationwide.

ICBA Congratulates Janet Yellen on Treasury Secretary Confirmation

Jan 25, 2021
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following congratulatory statement on Janet Yellen's confirmation for Treasury secretary.

ICBA Welcomes President Joe Biden

Jan 20, 2021
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States.

ICBA Announces Nominations for 2021-22 Board of Directors

Jan 20, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced the nominees to serve on its 2021-22 board of directors

ICBA: GMAC Collapse Shows Risk of GM Bank Application

Jan 13, 2021
ICBA today called on the FDIC to reject GM Financial Bank's deposit insurance application as an industrial loan company, which would allow the company to skirt regulatory oversight and violate U.S. policy separating banking and commerce.

ICBA Selects StreetShares as a Preferred Service Provider Enabling Digital Lending for Small Businesses

Jan 7, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced that StreetShares has been selected as its newest Preferred Service Provider.

ICBA Statement on Today’s U.S. Capitol Attack

Jan 6, 2021
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey today released a statement following the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2021 Cohort Revealed During Virtual Kickoff Event

Jan 6, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America, in partnership with The Venture Center and the state of Arkansas, today announced its third annual ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator cohort during a virtual kickoff event.

ICBA Announces End of Year Staff Promotions

Dec 23, 2020
The Independent Community Bankers of America announced several staff announcements, effective Jan. 1, 2021. The new titles and responsibilities reflect ICBA’s three-pronged focus on advocacy, innovation and education on behalf of the nation’s community banks.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2021 Finalists Revealed

Dec 23, 2020
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, will kick-off the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2021 with the unveiling of the 10 selected participants during a virtual kick-off event in Little Rock, Ark on Jan. 6th.

ICBA Secures Relief in New Stimulus Measure

Dec 21, 2020
The Independent Community Bankers of America thanked Congress for passing compromise economic stimulus legislation with ICBA-advocated provisions supporting local communities.

Banking and Consumer Groups Urge Congress to Close Statutory Loophole in Response to FDIC Final Rule on ILCs

Dec 18, 2020
Today, the Bank Policy Institute, Center for Responsible Lending and the Independent Community Bankers of America issued the following joint statement in response to a vote by the FDIC to approve a final rule on Industrial Loan Companies.

ICBA Statement on Credit Union Debt Rule

Dec 17, 2020
ICBA and the nation's community banks strongly oppose today’s National Credit Union Administration approval of a final rule that will allow the largest and most complex tax-exempt credit unions to issue subordinated debt to institutional investors.

Community Banks Participating in ICBA/Travelers Program Receive Year End Dividend

Dec 16, 2020
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced that a dividend of $4.3 million will be shared by more than 1,200 community banks based on their participation in the 2019 ICBA/Travelers insurance program.

ICBA Statement on ILC, Brokered Deposit Rules

Dec 15, 2020
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on today's Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. final rule on industrial loan companies.

ICBA’s Rebeca Romero Rainey, Paul Merski Named by The Hill as Top Lobbyists

Dec 10, 2020
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey and ICBA Group Executive Vice President of Congressional Relations and Strategy Paul Merski are featured on The Hill’s 2020 list of the top influencers in the nation.