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ICBA: Two-Thirds of Voters Oppose IRS Reporting Plan

Sep 7, 2021
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.

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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.

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.