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ICBA Urges Hearings Following Largest-Ever Credit Union-Bank Acquisition

Apr 1, 2021
Following the announcement of the largest-ever credit union purchase of a community bank, the ICBA today renewed its call for policymakers to investigate the growing trend of tax-exempt credit unions acquiring taxpaying community banks.

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ICBA: Community Banks Put the “Community” in Banking

Mar 25, 2020
At a time of social distancing, the Independent Community Bankers of America wants consumers to know that community banks put the “community” into banking and are here to serve the needs of their customers and communities throughout the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

ICBA: Community Banks Continue to Serve Rural America

Mar 24, 2020
The Independent Community Bankers of America and the nation’s community banks are honoring the contributions of America’s local farmers, ranchers and agricultural enterprises during today's National Ag Day.

ICBA Offers Tips on FDIC Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 23, 2020
The Independent Community Bankers of America wants consumers to rest assured that their FDIC insured deposits are safe in their local community bank and offers additional tips for expanding coverage.

ICBA Statement on Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Mar 22, 2020
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued this statement on the coronavirus stimulus package that Congress and the Trump administration are developing.

ICBA: Insured Deposits Are Safe at a Community Bank

Mar 20, 2020
The Independent Community Bankers of America today reminded consumers and community banking customers that their insured deposits are safe and backed by the full faith and credit of the federal government through the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Consumer, Civil Rights Groups & Industry Urge FDIC: Halt Approval of Industrial Bank Applications, Close ILC Loopholes First

Mar 19, 2020
The Bank Policy Institute, Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), NAACP, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Independent Community Bankers of America sent a letter to Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairwoman Jelena McWilliams urging the agency not to approve deposit insurance applications submitted by industrial banks or industrial loan companies (ILC) until its ILC rulemaking is final.

ICBA Statement on FDIC Industrial Loan Company Proposal

Mar 18, 2020
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued this statement on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s proposed rule on industrial loan companies.

ICBA Statement on Coronavirus

Mar 11, 2020
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued this statement on the coronavirus outbreak following a White House meeting with President Donald Trump and other bank leaders.

New ICBA Chairman to Community Bankers: Our Roots Run Deep

Mar 11, 2020
Incoming Independent Community Bankers of America Chairman Noah Wilcox called on 2020 ICBA LIVE national convention attendees to exert their political influence and strong community ties to support the community banking industry.

ICBA Announces 2020-21 Executive Committee

Mar 11, 2020
Noah W. Wilcox, president, CEO and chairman of Grand Rapids State Bank and its holding company, Wilcox Bancshares Inc., in Grand Rapids, Minn., was elected ICBA chairman and serves as chairman of the ICBA Executive Committee and board of directors.

Minnesota Banker Elected ICBA Chairman

Mar 11, 2020
Noah W. Wilcox, president, CEO and chairman of Grand Rapids State Bank and its holding company, Wilcox Bancshares Inc., in Grand Rapids, Minn., was elected chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America.

ICBA Bancard Celebrates 35 Years of Service to Community Banks

Mar 9, 2020
ICBA Bancard, the payments subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America, is celebrating its 35th anniversary during the 2020 ICBA LIVE national convention in Orlando, March 8-12.

ICBA’s Romero Rainey: Embrace Your Collective Strength

Mar 9, 2020
Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey reminded community bankers of their unified power to effect change for the benefit of local communities nationwide.

ICBA Bancard and Ondot Announce Partnership

Mar 9, 2020
ICBA Bancard®, the payments subsidiary of ICBA, announced today an agreement with Ondot Systems for a white label version of Card App. Through the agreement, community banks can offer their customers the latest digital experiences, providing convenience, transparency and control over their credit and debit cards.

ICBA Launches National Convention: Encourages Community Bankers to Lead with Bold Vision and Clear Focus

Mar 8, 2020
Starting today, community bankers, industry leaders and financial experts from across the nation will gather for the 2020 Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) national convention, ICBA LIVE®, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando.

ICBA Statement on Iowa Rejecting Credit Union-Bank Deal

Mar 4, 2020
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the Iowa Division of Banking decision to block a credit union acquisition of a community bank.

ICBA Applauds National Taxpayers Union Call for Credit Union Hearings

Feb 19, 2020
The Independent Community Bankers of America applauded the National Taxpayers Union for joining its call for Congressional oversight hearings in the face of mounting evidence suggesting credit unions have outgrown their tax-exempt status.

ICBA Promotes Lilly Thomas to Executive Vice President

Feb 19, 2020
The Independent Community Bankers of America, today announced Lilly Thomas’ promotion to executive vice president and senior regulatory counsel, effective March 1, 2020.

ICBA Seeks Hearings on Surging Credit Union Acquisitions

Jan 29, 2020
The Independent Community Bankers of America today called on Congress to hold hearings on the surge in tax-exempt credit unions purchasing tax-paying community banks.

ICBA Statement on Credit Union Proposed Rules

Jan 23, 2020
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today’s National Credit Union Administration board meeting.

ICBA Announces Nominations for 2020-21 Board of Directors

Jan 23, 2020
ICBA announced the nominees for its 2020-21 board of directors, which will be voted on during the 2020 ICBA national convention, ICBA LIVE, in Orlando.

ICBA Statement on Colorado Rejecting Credit Union-Bank Deal

Jan 17, 2020
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on the Colorado State Banking Board's vote to block a credit union acquisition of a community bank.