Nation’s Community Bankers Convene for ICBA Capital Summit

Apr 22, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA will host hundreds of meetings with community bank leaders and key policymakers during ICBA Capital Summit to advance pro-community bank policies for the benefit of consumers and local communities nationwide.

Three days of grassroots at next week’s Capital Summit

Apr 22, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
Community bankers who can’t participate in next week’s virtual ICBA Capital Summit will still be able to join in the grassroots outreach.

VPN compromise illustrates growing malware trend

Apr 22, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
Cybersecurity firm FireEye said it is tracking 12 malware families associated with the exploitation of Pulse Secure VPN devices.

Taxpayer group urges credit union reforms

Apr 22, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
Congress should examine how the tax code is contributing to acquisitions of taxpaying community banks by tax-exempt credit unions, the National Taxpayers Union wrote in a new op-ed.

ICBA opposes Calif. public banking bill

Apr 22, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
ICBA and other groups expressed opposition to a bill in the California legislature that would establish a government banking system in the state.

CISA - Pulse Connect Secure Sector Call

Apr 21, 2021 | Sector Calls
CISA invites you to participate on a call Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 4 pm Eastern addressing yesterday’s release of Emergency Directive 21-03: Mitigate Pulse Secure Product Vulnerabilities and Activity Alert AA21-110A.

House passes cannabis banking safe harbor

Apr 20, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
The House voted 321-101 to pass ICBA-advocated legislation to establish a safe harbor for financial institutions that serve cannabis-related businesses in states where cannabis is legal.

Lawmakers seek SBA feedback on PPP backlog

Apr 20, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
A group of House Republicans asked the SBA for information on its backlog of Paycheck Protection Program loan-forgiveness applications.

ICBA: Climate risk study should preserve housing stability

Apr 20, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks should take steps to better understand and mitigate climate-related risks in their portfolios without disrupting the housing finance system, ICBA told the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, April 20, 2021

Apr 20, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
Nearly 212 million doses of vaccine have been administered in the US for an average of 3 million shots a day, despite a pause in delivering Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, according to data published Monday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ICBA Supports House Passage of SAFE Banking Act

Apr 19, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America issued a statement on the bipartisan House passage of the H.R. 1996, which would establish a safe harbor from federal sanctions for financial institutions that serve cannabis-related businesses in states where cannabis is legal.

ICBA Advances Community Banking Policy Priorities

Apr 19, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today released its legislative and regulatory priorities to help these local lenders continue to meet the needs of local communities.

ICBA backs bill promoting de novo bank formation

Apr 16, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
ICBA voiced its support for new legislation by Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) to kickstart the economic recovery in underserved areas by easing regulations that hinder de novo bank formation.

FDIC launches campaign promoting financial inclusion

Apr 16, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
The FDIC launched a public awareness campaign supporting financial empowerment to educate consumers about the benefits of opening a bank account to gain access to safe, low-cost financial products.

Same Day ACH volume increased 88%, passes 1 billion mark

Apr 16, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
ACH Network volume soared in the first quarter—increasing by 11.2 percent to 7.1 billion payments in compared to the first quarter of 2020 and setting two new records, Nacha reported.

FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, April 16, 2021

Apr 16, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
The seven-day average of US daily new coronavirus infections is 71,282, according to Johns Hopkins University data, up 8% from one week ago, and overall cases are rising in 33 states and Washington, D.C.

CISA - Critical Infrastructure Hurricane Response During a Pandemic

Apr 14, 2021 | Sector Calls
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) invites you to participate in a webinar discussion on its role and resources in annual hurricane preparedness.

Blog: ThinkTECH Accelerator tripled number of bank participants

Apr 14, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
After 12 fully immersive weeks and hundreds of meetings with industry stakeholders, the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2021 cohort revealed a glimpse into the future of high-tech, high-touch solutions tailored for community banks and their customers.

Fed outlines vision, key pillars for FedNow Service

Apr 14, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
Federal Reserve Bank Chief Innovation Officer Dan Anthony will outline the agency’s technology strategy and next steps in preparation for the rollout of its FedNow Service during a 90-minute webinar next month.

CFPB reaches settlement with Settlelt

Apr 14, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a settlement with Settlelt over allegations that it engaged in unfair acts and practices. The complaint alleges that the company failed to disclose its relationship to certain creditors.