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.
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,"
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.
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.
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.
What exactly is cybersecurity? Cybersecurity, also known as information technology security, is the practice of protecting electronic systems, data, applications, and networks from the interference of the services they provide.
We are in the midst of a transformative time in payments; COVID-19 has fueled an accelerated shift to digital channels, and meanwhile, new payment rails (instant) are being deployed and starting to gain adoption for the first time in decades.
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is lending its voice to the thousands of organizations nationwide encouraging Americans to support locally owned businesses during National Small Business Week (Sept. 13-17).
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is expected to release new standards following President Joe Biden’s executive order requiring COVID-19 vaccination and testing for private employers with 100 or more employees.
While Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has raised concerns about the price tag of budget-reconciliation legislation, Americans are speaking out against its pending IRS reporting provision, ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey writes in a new op-ed.