Proposed Changes to FDIC Supervisory Appeals System Fall Short of Progress

Nov 22, 2022 | Press Release
The FDIC has proposed changes to its new supervisory appeals structure aimed at increasing its independence, but the system still requires significant overhauls to preserve banks’ due process rights, ICBA and other groups said.

Revamped podcast explores future of ICBA ThinkTECH

Nov 22, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA released the latest episode of its newly revamped podcast: “Independent Banker: A Community Banking Podcast from ICBA.”

DOJ announces arrests in $575M crypto fraud

Nov 22, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Justice Department announced the arrest of two Estonian citizens for their alleged involvement in a $575 million cryptocurrency fraud and money-laundering conspiracy.

Op-ed: Crypto response must protect banking system stability

Nov 22, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The collapse of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange is a predictable example of the serious risks that digital assets pose, and policymakers should ensure new policies directed at the sector fully reflect its risks, ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey wrote in a new op-ed.

Regulators investigating FTX crypto exchange amid liquidity crisis: report

Nov 10, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Federal regulators are reportedly investigating cryptocurrency exchange FTX amid concerns of a liquidity crisis at the company and fallout on the rest of the crypto sector.

Lawmakers push Durbin Amendment expansion in must-pass bills

Nov 10, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA continues urging community bankers to speak out against a bill to expand on the Durbin Amendment as lawmakers seek to advance the measure during the lame-duck session.

Senate’s Warren continues push for bank data on Zelle fraud

Nov 10, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) this week sent letters to Wells Fargo and Early Warning Services—the parent company of the Zelle peer-to-peer payment platform—criticizing their response to her recent report on P2P fraud.

ICBA’s Romero Rainey: We Look Forward to Working with Election Winners on Community Bank Policies

Nov 9, 2022
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey today issued the following statement on the 2022 elections.

ICBA continues interchange push as lawmakers pursue must-pass bills

Nov 9, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA continues urging community bankers to speak out against a bill to expand on the Durbin Amendment as lawmakers seek to advance the measure during the lame-duck session.

Crypto acquisition amid liquidity scare reflects market turmoil

Nov 9, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced an agreement to buy rival FTX amid reports of a liquidity crisis at the company, renewing concerns about volatility in the crypto sector.

ICBA Bancard: Supporting Your Digital Payments Transformation Journey

Nov 8, 2022 | Bancard Confidential
Digital transformation is a hot topic and a broad concept. It's hard to go a day without hearing a related buzz word (e.g., digital transformation, digital journey, digitization, digital capabilities, digital roadmap) and related article on how to do it, why it's important, or what to focus on first.

Digital Payments Fraud: New Conveniences, New Opportunities for Fraudsters

Nov 8, 2022 | Bancard Confidential
Though consumers have embraced ACH and wire transfers as essential ways to pay and move money, digital tools have increasingly become popular payment methods for consumers due to their convenience and speed.

The Emerging Influence of Open Banking

Nov 8, 2022 | Bancard Confidential
One of fintech companies’ most disruptive influences is not necessarily taking away primary deposit relationships, it’s how they motivate consumers to pick and choose apps for all kinds of services.

Why Instant Payments Should Be on Your Digital Transformation Road Map

Nov 8, 2022 | Bancard Confidential
Even if you aren’t hearing the words “faster payments” or “instant payments” directly from your customers, trends and research show the demand is there – and rising.

Navigating The Waters of Digital Transformation

Nov 8, 2022 | Bancard Confidential
For several years, digital transformation has been top of mind, and community bankers have been diligently evaluating our infrastructure, identifying needs, and developing our individual approaches. That work is finally paying off in the form of concrete plans.

Seven ways to use card-on-file to reach top of digital wallet

Nov 8, 2022 | Bancard Confidential
Ecommerce sales are projected to grow from $4.2 trillion worldwide in 2020 to $5.4 trillion in 2022, according to Statistica. And in North America, card-not-present transactions (excluding travel) have grown as much as 30 percent, according to Visa’s Q2 2021 earnings report.

TCM Bank N.A., promotes Jay Hill to Senior Vice President, Transformation and Project Management

Nov 4, 2022 | Press Release
TCM Bank, N.A., the credit card bank of ICBA Bancard®, announced the promotion of Jay Hill from vice president of project management to senior vice president of transformation and project management.

Kari Mitchum Joins ICBA as Vice President, Payments Policy

Nov 3, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced the hire of Kari Mitchum as vice president, payments policy.

ICBA Foundation Receives Pledges of More Than $200,000 for Community Banks and Employees Affected by Hurricane Ian

Nov 3, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) Foundation today announced that the disaster relief program, activated in coordination with ICBA-affiliated Florida Bankers Association, has over $200,000 pledged to assist employees and families of Florida’s community banks affected by Hurricane Ian.

ICBA Urges FHFA, Banking Agencies to Align Capital Rules

Nov 1, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today called on the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the federal banking regulators to align their capital rules to avoid penalizing community banks for supporting local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.