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ICBA Honors National Community Bank Service Award Recipients

Sep 2, 2021
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.

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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.

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 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.

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.

Washington Banker Elected ICBA Bancard Chairman

Jun 28, 2019
ICBA Bancard, the payments services subsidiary of ICBA, announced today the election of Gregory Deckard, president, chairman and CEO of State Bank Northwest in Spokane Valley, Wash., as chairman of its board of directors.

ICBA Announces 2019 Community Banking Policy Priorities

Apr 29, 2019
ICBA today announced its top legislative and regulatory priorities for 2019.