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Recent Blog Posts

Emergency Program Rollout Left Out Too Many Community Banks and Their Customers

Apr 3, 2020
Unfortunately, the Payment Protection Program rollout did not work for many of the nation’s community bankers. In my opinion, one community bank left out is one too many.

Latest Updates to SBA Paycheck Protection Program

Apr 2, 2020
There are many late-breaking developments from the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration on the Paycheck Protection Program, and we want you to be fully up to speed.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator: Navigating the New Norm and Giving Back

Apr 2, 2020
The technologies community banks have deployed over the past decade—from mobile apps to remote deposit capture to contactless cards—mean that today, we can continue to access our finances, anytime, anywhere—even within the confines of our home.

Treasury Issues Paycheck Protection Program Information

Mar 31, 2020
Just as community bankers are working nonstop to support their local customers and communities amid the coronavirus outbreak, ICBA is working around the clock and committed to getting you the facts and resources you need as soon as possible so you can focus on running your bank.

Congress Passes Stimulus with Key Community Bank Provisions

Mar 27, 2020
While you have stood strong for your customers and communities, ICBA has been standing strong in Washington to shape and advance this critical legislation to support you during this uncertain time.

Key Provisions for Community Banks Secured in Stimulus Bill

Mar 26, 2020
Undoubtedly due to the tireless efforts of Team ICBA, community bankers secured key provisions in the stimulus bill that will help them continue to serve their customers and communities during this difficult time.

Standing Together For Our Communities

Mar 23, 2020
As the coronavirus emergency continues, ICBA has been working around the clock and through the weekend to ensure critical reforms and resources are available to help the nation’s community banks support American customers, small businesses, and the economy. Here is a quick update on some of the key reforms achieved on your behalf thus far and the latest information available.

Community Banks Remain Vigilant Amid COVID-19 Cyber Threats

Mar 23, 2020
As more and more consumers are moving to online banking during the coronavirus pandemic, some for the first time ever, criminals are looking for ways to take advantage of unsuspecting individuals.

How to Help Your Small-Business Customers During the Pandemic

Mar 18, 2020
During times of crisis, such as today’s COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses rely on community banks for help in navigating the volatility and in executing the right measures to maintain fiscal health.

Coronavirus Could Accelerate Decline of Cash

Mar 13, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak is raising concerns about the use of cash as more Americans embrace digital technology to pay and get paid. These ongoing trends will have a significant impact on community bankers, consumers, retailers, and policymakers.