ICBA: Congress Cannot Salvage Voter-Opposed IRS Reporting Plan ​

Sep 24, 2021 | NewsWatch Today | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issues statement on the latest congressional efforts to allow the IRS to collect financial account information from American consumers.

ICBA Statement on Nomination of Saule Omarova for Comptroller of the Currency

Sep 23, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on President Joe Biden’s intent to nominate Saule Omarova for comptroller of the currency.

ICBA Launches Ad Campaign on Credit Union Tax Exemption

Sep 23, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America this week launched a print and digital advertising campaign to inform Americans about the credit union tax exemption and its impact on financial services consolidation in local communities.

IRS consumer campaign tops 400K messages

Sep 23, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA’s campaign urging consumers to speak out against an IRS reporting proposal topped 400,000 consumer messages to members of Congress, with lawmakers continuing to consider the plan.

ICBA kicks off ad campaign targeting credit unions

Sep 23, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA launched a print and digital advertising campaign on the credit union tax exemption ahead of a key congressional hearing next week.

ICBA launches multi-state credit union ad push

Sep 22, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA today is launching a print and digital advertising campaign in key states calling on Congress to investigate the credit union tax exemption and its impact on acquisitions of community banks.

Treasury crypto sanctions portend broad regulatory response

Sep 22, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
Financial regulators on Tuesday began cracking down on cryptocurrency exchanges and laid out significant concerns with digital assets.

FinCEN issues online child sexual exploitation notice

Sep 21, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued a notice on increasing online child sexual exploitation. The notice provides financial institutions with specific suspicious activity report filing instructions and highlights trends.

ICBA Urges Agencies to Extend Community Bank Leverage Ratio Flexibility

Sep 20, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) called on federal banking regulators to extend Community Bank Leverage Ratio flexibility given the impact of COVID-19 relief efforts on community bank capital levels.

OCC issues proposal on rescinding CRA rule

Sep 20, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The OCC formally published its proposal to rescind its June 2020 Community Reinvestment Act rule and replace it with interagency rules adopted in 1995.

Romero Rainey: Continue IRS reporting push

Sep 17, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey called on community bankers to continue engaging consumers against a proposal that would require banks to report customer account information to the IRS.

Credit union acquisitions demand Washington response: ICBA chairman

Sep 17, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
With the number of credit union-bank acquisitions passing 100, the time has come for policymakers to examine the credit union tax exemption, ICBA Chairman Robert Fisher writes in a new op-ed.

ICBA Opposes Proposed Changes to SBA 7(a) Program

Sep 16, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey stated that ICBA and the nation’s community banks strongly oppose legislative proposals to authorize the Small Business Administration to provide direct loans through its 7(a) program,"

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Sep 16, 2021 | Industry News From Corporate Members

Grassroots continues against reconciliation tax hikes

Sep 16, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
Legislative language released this week contains ICBA-opposed tax increases that community bankers can speak out against.

Treasury push on IRS reporting shows urgency of ICBA campaign

Sep 16, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Treasury Department and IRS continued pressing Congress to include an ICBA-opposed IRS reporting proposal in the pending budget package—demonstrating the continued need for community bankers to enlist consumers in opposing the plan.

ICBA Statement on Fannie, Freddie Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements

Sep 15, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements.

CISA - Cyber Summit set for October

Sep 15, 2021 | Sector Calls
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency announced its upcoming Fourth Annual National Cybersecurity Summit. The series of webinars every Wednesday in October will provide a forum for discussions of cybersecurity and collective action.

ICBA urges National Flood Insurance Program extension

Sep 15, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA and other groups called on congressional leaders to extend the National Flood Insurance Program before it expires on Sept. 30.

Embracing the new normal

Sep 14, 2021 | Bancard Confidential | Payments Article
Whenever I hear the phrase, “the new normal” I’m reminded of the seismic shift in interactions with customers over the course of the pandemic. This is even more apparent when considering this new era in payments.