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Jack Henry Partners with Open Banking Providers to Enhance Digital Platform

Oct 12, 2021 | Press Release
Jack Henry announced today that Finicity, Akoya, and Plaid are among the first open banking pioneers to integrate to the Banno Digital Platform using the Banno Digital ToolkitSM.

ICBA Offers Cybersecurity Tips to Help Safeguard Sensitive Data ​

Oct 5, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA and the nation’s community banks are reminding consumers of simple actions they can take during Cybersecurity Awareness Month to safeguard sensitive data and keep their digital lives secure.

Minority Banks Urge Congress to Scrap IRS Reporting Plan

Oct 1, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America’s Minority Bank Advisory Council today expressed strong opposition to the Biden administration’s proposal that would require banks to report customer account information to the IRS.

ICBA Congratulates Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Rohit Chopra on Confirmation

Oct 1, 2021 | Press Release
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.

ICBA Testifies on Preserving Community Bank SBA Lending

Sep 30, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today called on Congress to reject proposed changes to the Small Business Administration 7(a) loan program that would displace community bank SBA lending.

ICBA Securities’ Exclusively Endorsed Broker Announces Sale

Sep 29, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA Securities Inc., the broker-dealer subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America, released the following statement in response to the announcement that its exclusive broker Vining Sparks has been acquired by Stifel Financial, Inc.

Industrial Loan Company Loophole Necessitates Congressional Scrutiny and Legislative Solution

Sep 29, 2021 | Press Release
This morning, the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions will meet to discuss the “The Future of Banking.”

ICBA Urges FDIC to Permanently Raise Regulatory Asset Thresholds

Sep 27, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today called on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to raise regulatory asset thresholds to account for industry consolidation, rising inflation, and a swell of deposits caused by COVID-19 stimulus efforts.

ICBA: Congress Cannot Salvage Voter-Opposed IRS Reporting Plan ​

Sep 24, 2021 | NewsWatch Today | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issues statement on the latest congressional efforts to allow the IRS to collect financial account information from American consumers.

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

Sep 23, 2021 | Press Release
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.

ICBA Launches Ad Campaign on Credit Union Tax Exemption

Sep 23, 2021 | Press Release
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.

ICBA Urges Agencies to Extend Community Bank Leverage Ratio Flexibility

Sep 20, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) called on federal banking regulators to extend Community Bank Leverage Ratio flexibility given the impact of COVID-19 relief efforts on community bank capital levels.

ICBA Opposes Proposed Changes to SBA 7(a) Program

Sep 16, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey stated that ICBA and the nation’s community banks strongly oppose legislative proposals to authorize the Small Business Administration to provide direct loans through its 7(a) program,"

ICBA Statement on Fannie, Freddie Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements

Sep 15, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements.

ICBA Encourages Consumers to Support Local Businesses During National Small Business Week

Sep 13, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is lending its voice to the thousands of organizations nationwide encouraging Americans to support locally owned businesses during National Small Business Week (Sept. 13-17).

ICBA: Two-Thirds of Voters Oppose IRS Reporting Plan

Sep 7, 2021 | NewsWatch Today | Press Release
Two-thirds of voters (67%) oppose a proposal that would allow the IRS to collect bank account deposit and withdrawal information from American consumers, the Independent Community Bankers of America announced.

ICBA Honors National Community Bank Service Award Recipients

Sep 2, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced winners of its 2021 National Community Bank Service Awards, celebrating the outstanding service and creative volunteer efforts of the nation’s community banks.

ICBA Statement on CFPB 1071 Proposed Rule

Sep 1, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed rule to implement Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

ICBA Offers Financial Preparedness Tips to Help Speed Recovery Following a Natural Disaster

Sep 1, 2021 | Press Release
In recognition of National Preparedness Month in September, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the nation’s community bankers are offering tips to help Americans secure their financial documents before disaster strikes.

ICBA to Congress: PPP Forgiveness Should Be Straightforward

Sep 1, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today told Congress that the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program needs a simple, easy-to-use forgiveness process to ensure the program works as intended for small-business borrowers.