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ICBA, Community Banks Promote Financial Literacy in April

Apr 1, 2021
ICBA and community banks nationwide are celebrating Financial Literacy Month in April and encouraging Americans to take control of their financial future by learning fiscally responsible habits and putting these lessons into practice.

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ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2.0 Participants Revealed at Kickoff Event

Jan 8, 2020
ICBA and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, today announced the 10 companies selected for the second annual ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program, which focuses on driving community bank innovation to create enhanced customer experiences.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2.0 Finalists to Be Unveiled

Dec 30, 2019
The Independent Community Bankers of America and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, will announce the cohort finalists for the second year of the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program during a January 8 kickoff event in Little Rock, Ark.

ICBA Names Sarah Snyder as VP, Tax and Financial Analysis

Dec 20, 2019
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced that Sarah Snyder has joined the organization as vice president of tax and financial analysis.

ICBA/Travelers Deliver More Than $4.4 Million in Dividends for Participating Community Banks

Dec 17, 2019
ICBA announced that more than 1,200 member banks will share a policyholder dividend totaling more than $4.4 million as participants in the ICBA/Travelers insurance program in 2018.

ICBA Names Charles Potts as SVP, Chief Innovation Officer

Dec 16, 2019
ICBA announced today that Charles Potts has joined as senior vice president and chief innovation officer.

ICBA Executives Again Named The Hill’s Top Lobbyists

Dec 13, 2019
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey and ICBA Executive Vice President of Congressional Relations and Strategy Paul Merski were named to The Hill’s 2019 list of the nation’s top influencers.

ICBA Statement on Community Reinvestment Act Proposal

Dec 12, 2019
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today's Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency proposed rule on the Community Reinvestment Act.

ICBA Names FI Navigator as a Preferred Service Provider for Analytics

Dec 12, 2019
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced that FI Navigator has been selected as its newest Preferred Service Provider.

Community Bankers Association of Georgia Endorses ICBA Securities

Dec 11, 2019
ICBA Securities Inc., the broker-dealer subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America, has been endorsed by the Community Bankers Association of Georgia as a Diamond Level Preferred Service Provider.

ICBA Updates Congress on Ag Credit, Warns of Farm Credit System

Dec 11, 2019
The Independent Community Bankers of America told the House Agriculture Committee that farm banks have stable ag loan portfolios but remain concerned about rural economic conditions.

ICBA Urges Credit Union Agency to Rethink Redlining Plan

Dec 9, 2019
The Independent Community Bankers of America today called on the National Credit Union Administration to withdraw and redraft a proposed rule that would allow tax-exempt credit unions to cut urban communities out of the membership areas they serve.

Deborah Matthews Phillips Joins ICBA as Senior Vice President, Payments and Technology Policy

Dec 3, 2019
ICBA announced that Deborah Matthews Phillips has joined its government relations team as senior vice president of payments and technology policy, a new position created to augment ICBA staff resources in a dynamic payments environment.

ICBA’s Independent Banker Names 2019 Best Community Banks to Work For

Dec 2, 2019
Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of ICBA, bestowed 2019 Best Community Banks to Work For honors upon five community banks that have gone above and beyond to create exceptional work experiences for their employees.

ICBA Selects Adlumin as a Preferred Service Provider for Cybersecurity

Nov 21, 2019
ICBA today announced that Adlumin has been selected as its newest Preferred Service Provider.

ICBA Statement on FHA Single-Family Insurance Fund

Nov 15, 2019
ICBA said it is pleased to see the FHA Single-Family Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund capital ratio has recovered to 4.84 percent and is well above the statutory minimum of 2.0 percent.

ICBA Supports Bill to Close Industrial Loan Company Loophole ​

Nov 13, 2019
ICBA today expressed its strong support for new legislation that would close the loophole that allows industrial loan companies and their parent companies to skirt regulatory oversight, endangering consumers and the economy.

ICBA to Fed: Move Quickly on Real-Time Payments System

Nov 12, 2019
ICBA called on the Federal Reserve to introduce its real-time payments service as quickly as possible to maximize adoption among community banks.

ICBA Expands Government Relations Team

Nov 5, 2019
ICBA announced that Steven Estep has joined government relations as director of operational risk.

ICBA’s Community Banker University Offers Digital Badging for Certification Holders

Nov 4, 2019
Community Banker University, the education division of ICBA, announced a new digital badging benefit for its certification holders to give community bankers a visible and verifiable way to showcase their achievements and position themselves for career advancement within their organization.

ICBA Supports Strategic Plan for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Oct 29, 2019
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement following the Federal Housing Finance Agency's release of its 2019 Strategic Plan for the Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and 2020 Scorecard for Fannie Mae,

ICBA Urges Washington to ‘Wake Up’ and Address Credit Union Risk

Oct 21, 2019
ICBA today launched a nationwide campaign calling on policymakers and the public to “Wake Up” to the risky practices, costly tax subsidies, and irresponsibly lax oversight of the nation’s credit unions.

ICBA Statement on Supreme Court Hearing CFPB Constitutionality Case

Oct 18, 2019
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement that it would hear a case on the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s single-director governance.

ICBA and ProfitStars Expand Preferred Service Provider Agreement

Oct 17, 2019
ICBA today announced its expanded Preferred Service Provider agreement with ProfitStars to include its commercial mobile remote deposit capture solution, JHA SmartPay mRDC.

ICBA Offers Tips to Safeguard Data During Cybersecurity Month

Oct 1, 2019
In recognition of National Cybersecurity Month in October, ICBA reminds consumers of our shared responsibility to practice strong cybersecurity habits while on the go, in the workplace and at home to avoid becoming victimized by a cyberattack.

ICBA Supports Capital Plan for Fannie, Freddie

Sep 30, 2019
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today’s Federal Housing Finance Agency announcement that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be allowed to retain a combined $45 billion in capital.