TCM Bank Announces New Board Appointments

Jul 1, 2022 | Press Release
TCM Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of ICBA Bancard, today announced that Jack Hartings, chairman of the Peoples Bank Co. in Coldwater, Ohio, and Kathy Underwood, president and CEO of Ledyard National Bank, in Hanover, N.H., were elected to the TCM Bank board of directors.

North Dakota Banker Named to ICBA Bancard Board of Directors

Jun 30, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA Bancard, the payments subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America, today announced that Sarah Getzlaff, CEO of Security First Bank of North Dakota in Bismarck, N.D. was elected to the ICBA Bancard board of directors.

ICBA Names Scott Marks as Assistant Vice President of Congressional Relations

Jun 30, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced the hire of Scott Marks as assistant vice president of congressional relations.

ICBA offers guidance on FDIC’s new approach to re-presented transactions

Jun 30, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
With the FDIC taking a new, stricter approach to how banks treat single items that are repeatedly rejected for insufficient funds, ICBA released a member protected fact sheet on the issue with recommendations for reducing the risk of penalties.

ICBA Urges Policymakers to Consider Risks of Crypto, Central Bank Digital Currency

Jun 29, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today called on the Commerce Department to recognize the risks posed by digital assets — including a U.S. central bank digital currency — as policymakers consider a regulatory framework.

ICBA issues summary on CRA modernization proposal

Jun 29, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA released a summary of the banking agencies’ proposed update to Community Reinvestment Act regulations.

CFPB: States can issue fair credit reporting laws

Jun 29, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued an interpretive rule affirming states’ abilities to issue their own fair credit reporting laws.

ICBA, Groups Urge CFPB to Rescind Revised Examination Manual

Jun 28, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and other groups issued a joint white paper detailing why recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau actions to expand its examination of banks for discrimination exceeds the bureau’s legal authority.

ICBA Statement on Committee Passage of the Close the ILC Loophole Act

Jun 23, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA and the nation’s community banks strongly support the Close the ILC Loophole Act (H.R. 5912) and thank Reps. Chuy Garcia (D-Ill.) and Lance Gooden (R-Texas) for introducing this important legislation.

Committee set to vote on ILC bill after pulling overdraft measure

Jun 23, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The House Financial Services Committee today is set to vote on ICBA-advocated legislation to close the industrial loan company loophole after pulling an ICBA-opposed bill to implement overdraft restrictions.

CFPB initiates review of credit card late fees

Jun 23, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to reopen CARD Act rules that regulate how much financial firms can charge in credit card late fees.

ICBA, groups urge FDIC to reconsider appeals office change

Jun 23, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA and other groups called on the FDIC to reconsider its decision to eliminate the Office of Supervisory Appeals and reinstate the agency’s Supervision Appeals Review Committee.

CFPB planning 1071 final rule by March 2023

Jun 23, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plans to issue a final rule implementing Section 1071 small-business reporting requirements by March 2023, according to a timeline released by the Office of Management and Budget.

Visa SMB Pulse Payment Outlook and Trends

Jun 22, 2022 | Bancard Confidential
A recent Visa commissioned survey provides insights into credit usage by small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) in the United States.

Payments One Credit Enhances the Small Business & Commercial Card Experience

Jun 22, 2022 | Bancard Confidential
Small business and commercial card payments are an exciting growth and relationship opportunity for community banks. Both small business and commercial card types hold strong value and the size and spend of a company will determine which card they need in their employee’s wallets.

Instant Payments for Small Businesses: Low Hanging Fruit

Jun 22, 2022 | Bancard Confidential
If you have not read ICBA Bancard CEO Tina Giorgio’s recent blog on instant payments for small businesses, it is definitely worth reading. In the blog, Tina includes some key stats that effectively capture the expectations and demands of small businesses when it comes to instant payments:

ICBA, Groups Urge FDIC to Reconsider Reversal on Supervisory Appeals Office

Jun 22, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and other groups called on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to reconsider its decision to eliminate the Office of Supervisory Appeals (OSA) and reinstate the agency’s Supervision Appeals Review Committee (SARC).

Buy Now, Pay Later Continues Notable Growth as BNPL Fraud Increases

Jun 22, 2022 | Bancard Confidential
Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) quickly rose to become an alternative payment staple during the pandemic, appealing to millennials and consumers wanting to get that ‘longed for’ purchase or just make ends meet.

A Note from the Chairman: Carpe Diem Instant Payments

Jun 22, 2022 | Bancard Confidential
As the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, small businesses have reverberating impacts on the industries and communities they serve. In many cases, their expertise extends into areas other than financial services. That’s why they seek financial partners to help them navigate everything from cash flow to growth strategies and beyond.

Building a Commercial Card Program – A Missouri Community Banker Weighs In

Jun 22, 2022 | Bancard Confidential
When Chad King, director of business services at $3.5 billion-asset First State Community Bank in Farmington, Mo., came to the bank nearly a decade ago, they charged him with setting up merchant services, quickly followed by a commercial card program.