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ICBA Celebrates the Nation’s Community Banks During Community Banking Month

Apr 1, 2021
This month, ICBA pays tribute to community banks for their ongoing contributions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in a new video series, which highlights the unmatched role community banks served in supporting their small business customers through the Paycheck Protection Program.

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ICBA Supports House Passage of SAFE Banking Act

Sep 25, 2019
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today’s House passage of the bipartisan Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act (H.R. 1595).

ICBA Testifies on Support for Fed Real-Time Payments Decision

Sep 25, 2019
ICBA is testifying before two congressional committees this week on its strong support for the Federal Reserve’s decision to build a real-time payments system.

ICBA Supports FHFA Closing of Pilot Program

Sep 18, 2019
ICBA commended the Federal Housing Finance Agency for ending its pilot program that enabled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to finance mortgage-servicing rights for certain mortgage servicers.

ICBA: Simplify Capital Requirements for Community Banks

Sep 16, 2019
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey reiterated calls for federal banking regulators to finalize their rules regarding “Capital Simplification for Qualifying Community Banks” and establish the Community Bank Leverage Ratio or CBLR at 8 percent rather than at 9 percent as proposed.

ICBA Urges Full House Vote on SAFE Banking Act

Sep 16, 2019
ICBA and 43 state banking associations wrote to House Congressional leadership urging them to move swiftly to schedule floor consideration of the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019 (SAFE Banking Act, H.R. 1595).

ICBA Congratulates Fed’s Bowman on Confirmation for Full Term

Sep 12, 2019
ICBA today congratulated Michelle “Miki” Bowman on her confirmation to serve a full term on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

TCM Bank Acquires Agent Bank Portfolio of Security BankCard Center

Sep 11, 2019
ICBA Bancard, the payments services subsidiary of ICBA, announced that its credit card bank, TCM Bank, N.A., has acquired the agent bank portfolio of Security BankCard Center, Inc.

ICBA Develops Series on Charting a Digital Payments Path

Sep 9, 2019
ICBA and its payments services subsidiary ICBA Bancard today announced a Payment Executive Brief series designed specifically for community bank executives as they navigate the evolving digital payments landscape.

ICBA Statement on Trump Administration Housing-Finance Proposal

Sep 6, 2019
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on the Trump administration's proposal for reforming the housing-finance system.

ICBA Statement on FDIC Quarterly Banking Report

Sep 5, 2019
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on today’s Quarterly Banking Profile from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

ICBA Bancard Launches Interactive Digital Payments Strategy Tool for Community Bankers

Sep 3, 2019
ICBA Bancard announced the launch of its interactive tool to help its community bank clients create a custom digital payments strategy—the ICBA Bancard Digital Payments Strategy Tool and Guide.

ICBA Offers Tips To Help Weather Natural Disasters

Aug 30, 2019
As Americans brace for Hurricane Dorian's landfall this weekend, ICBA reminds consumers of the importance of advanced planning to help alleviate financial concerns during a natural disaster or emergency.

ICBA Welcomes Standardized Approach to Cyber Preparedness

Aug 29, 2019
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's announcement on cybersecurity preparedness.

ICBA Invests in ThinkTECH Accelerator Alumni Teslar Software

Aug 27, 2019
ICBA today announced a capital investment in Teslar Software by 3E, which provides automated workflow and portfolio management tools.

ICBA Opposes Rakuten ILC Application

Aug 21, 2019
ICBA today called on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to deny Rakuten Bank America’s federal deposit insurance application and impose an immediate moratorium on industrial loan company applications.

ICBA and PMA Funding Extend Preferred Service Provider Agreement

Aug 20, 2019
ICBA today announced it has extended its ICBA Preferred Service Provider agreement with PMA Funding, continuing a long relationship that provides community banks with a valuable service to manage their liquidity needs through stable, flexible funding alternatives.

ICBA and The Venture Center Announce ThinkTECH Accelerator 2.0

Aug 12, 2019
ICBA today announced plans for a second ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator in partnership with The Venture Center. The program will accept applications from early-stage and startup fintech hopefuls from Aug. 12 to Sept. 30.

Idaho Bankers Association Endorses ICBA Bancard

Aug 8, 2019
ICBA Bancard, the payments services subsidiary of ICBA, has been endorsed by the Idaho Bankers Association, marking the 39th state banking association to give its seal of approval to ICBA Bancard.

ICBA Honors National Community Bank Service Award Recipients

Aug 8, 2019
ICBA today announced winners of its 2019 National Community Bank Service Awards, which celebrate the outstanding and innovative volunteer efforts of the nation’s community banks.

Main Street Victory: ICBA Applauds Fed on Real-Time Payments Decision

Aug 5, 2019
ICBA today applauded the Federal Reserve for its decision to develop a real-time payments system—a longtime ICBA priority.

ICBA Statement on Rakuten ILC Application

Jul 29, 2019
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on Rakuten's application for an industrial loan company charter.

ICBA Urges Fed to Develop Real-Time Payments System

Jul 24, 2019
ICBA today reiterated its call for the Federal Reserve to develop its own real-time payments settlement system to ensure universal access and avoid a megabank monopoly.

ICBA Renews Agreement with Ncontracts

Jul 18, 2019
ICBA today announced it has extended its Preferred Service Provider relationship with Ncontracts to continue providing high-demand, automated vendor management to community banks.

ICBA Opposes NCUA Vote on Credit Union Appraisals

Jul 18, 2019
ICBA strongly opposes the National Credit Union Administration final rule that quadruples the threshold at which credit union commercial real estate transactions are exempt from appraisals.

ICBA Supports Delay in New Accounting Standard

Jul 17, 2019
ICBA supports the Financial Accounting Standards Board proposal to delay the effective date of the Current Expected Credit Loss accounting standards for many community banks until 2023.