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

Sep 13, 2021
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).

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ICBA Bancard Names Octavia Washington AVP, Operations Analyst

May 4, 2020
ICBA Bancard, the payments subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America, today announced that Octavia Washington has joined as assistant vice president and operations analyst.

ICBA Names Joel Williquette Senior Vice President, Operational Risk Policy

Apr 29, 2020
The Independent Community Bankers of America announced today Joel Williquette’s hire as senior vice president of operational risk policy.

ICBA to Treasury and SBA: Frustrated Community Bankers Need Access and Answers to SBA’s PPP Loan Processing

Apr 27, 2020
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement urging The Department of Treasury and the Small Business Administration to allow community banks access to the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program loan processing system and to provide much needed answers to today’s technical issues with the PPP relaunch.

ICBA Statement on Paycheck Protection Program Relaunch

Apr 27, 2020
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on today's relaunch of the Paycheck Protection Program.

ICBA Statement on Fed Rule Eliminating Transfer Restrictions

Apr 24, 2020
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today's Federal Reserve Board interim final rule on Regulation D.

ICBA Statement on House Passage of Additional PPP Funding

Apr 23, 2020
ICBA released the following statement after the House sent bipartisan legislation to restart the Paycheck Protection Program to President Trump to be signed into law.

ICBA Statement on Senate Passage of Second Round of PPP Funding

Apr 21, 2020
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey released the following statement after the Senate passed bipartisan legislation that includes an additional $310 billion to restart the Paycheck Protection Program and an ICBA-advocated allocation for community banks.

Mary Randolph Gannon Joins ICBA as Vice President of Political Operations

Apr 21, 2020
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced the hire of Mary Randolph Gannon as vice president of political operations. In this role Gannon will oversee the day-to-day responsibilities and operations of ICBPAC—ICBA’s political action committee—in alignment with ICBA’s policy objectives.

ICBA Names Rob Birgfeld EVP, Chief Marketing Officer

Apr 20, 2020
ICBA today announced that Rob Birgfeld has joined the organization as executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

ICBA Statement on Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Final Rule

Apr 16, 2020
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau final rule on Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data reporting.

ICBA Urges Immediate Paycheck Protection Appropriation as Funds Run Out

Apr 15, 2020
ICBA called on policymakers to immediately approve additional funds for the Paycheck Protection Program with the initial round of program funds expected to be exhausted soon.

ICBA and State Banking Associations Urge Paycheck Protection Program Changes

Apr 9, 2020
The Independent Community Bankers of America and nearly 30 state banking associations today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza imploring them to do everything in their power to assure timely access to the Paycheck Protection Program for the roughly one-third of the community banking industry.

ICBA and The Venture Center Showcase Community Bank Innovation

Apr 8, 2020
The Independent Community Bankers of America and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, today hosted the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Virtual Demo Day, for its second cohort.

ICBA Urges Changes to Community Reinvestment Act Proposal

Apr 8, 2020
The Independent Community Bankers of America today called on federal regulators to make needed changes to their proposal to reform Community Reinvestment Act regulations to promote equitable, consistent, and transparent implementation of the law.

ICBA Community Bankers Share Perspectives on Paycheck Protection Program at White House Meeting

Apr 7, 2020
ICBA leadership represented the nation’s nearly 5,000 community banks at a virtual meeting held at the White House with President Donald J. Trump to discuss the status of the Paycheck Protection Program created by the recently enacted CARES Act.

ICBA Sends Urgent Payment Protection Program Recommendations to Treasury and SBA

Apr 5, 2020
ICBA sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza early this morning laying out urgent recommendations for the Paycheck Protection Program so that every community bank across the nation has the capability to access the system and help their customers during this critical time.

Community Banks Remain Shining Stars For Customers and Communities

Apr 1, 2020
In honor of Community Banking Month in April, the Independent Community Bankers of America recognizes the unmatched role that the nation’s nearly 5,000 community banks serve in helping their customers and communities through times of challenge.

ICBA-Advocated Measures in Congress-Passed Coronavirus Stimulus

Mar 27, 2020
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued this statement after the House passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, sending it to President Donald Trump to be signed into law.

Several ICBA-Advocated Measures Included in Coronavirus Stimulus Deal

Mar 25, 2020
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued this statement on the coronavirus stimulus package compromise reached today by Congress and the Trump administration.

ICBA Welcomes Venminder as Newest Preferred Service Provider

Mar 25, 2020
The Independent Community Bankers of America announced today that Venminder has been selected as the newest Preferred Service Provider for its third-party risk management software.

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.