ICBA offers plan for modernizing BSA rules

Feb 15, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA laid out its plan for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to modernize its outdated Bank Secrecy Act framework to alleviate compliance burdens while producing more useful information for law enforcement.

Cybersecurity exercises start tomorrow

Feb 14, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are hosting a tabletop exercise on several dates starting tomorrow to support community bank cybersecurity.

Coin task force: Behavioral changes drive coin outlook

Feb 14, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The factors weighing most heavily on coin circulation challenges are still unclear more than a year and half into the slowdown due to the anonymous nature of cash transactions, the U.S. Coin Task Force said.

First 2022 Compliance Institute to be virtual

Feb 14, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA’s first Compliance Institute of 2022 will be a virtual event set for March 8-10 and March 15-17.

ThinkTECH Accelerator slots still available

Feb 14, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Community bankers can schedule virtual visits this month and next with 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program participants.

CFPB: Banks already changing overdraft policies

Feb 11, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said there has been a “notable trend” of banks changing overdraft programs as the bureau begins targeting overdraft and non-sufficient fund fees.

ICBA, CISA cybersecurity exercises start next week

Feb 11, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are hosting a tabletop exercise on several dates starting next week to support community bank cybersecurity.

Senate hearing next week on stablecoins

Feb 11, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Senate Banking Committee scheduled a hearing for next week on the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets report on stablecoins.

House meeting next week on MDIs, CDFIs

Feb 11, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The House Financial Services Committee is scheduled to meet next week for a hearing on federal support for minority depository institutions and community depository financial institutions.

As House panel meets, ICBA urges coordinated crypto approach

Feb 9, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Policymakers should take a comprehensive, coordinated regulatory approach to stablecoins and other digital assets, ICBA told the House Financial Services Committee.

ICBA to FinCEN: Drop beneficial owner reporting mandate

Feb 9, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
With the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network now required to collect beneficial ownership information directly from reporting companies, it should withdraw its requirement that banks collect this information as well, ICBA told the agency.

Taxpayer group continues push for credit union transparency

Feb 9, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The National Taxpayers Union encouraged key congressional committees to consider whether credit unions should continue to be exempt from filing Form 990 returns, which most tax-exempt organizations are required to file annually.

PPP borrowers may request reviews of partial forgiveness decisions

Feb 8, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Paycheck Protection Program borrowers may request an SBA loan review of partial forgiveness decisions issued by their PPP lenders, according to a recent SBA procedural notice.

ICBA urges Senate to retain House-passed cannabis bill

Feb 8, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA called on the Senate to advance a House-passed amendment to establish a cannabis banking safe harbor, which community bankers can advocate in custom messages to senators.

ICBA Urges Senate to Retain House-Passed SAFE Banking Act in Conference

Feb 7, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the House’s latest passage of legislation to establish a cannabis banking safe harbor.

House again passes cannabis banking safe harbor

Feb 7, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The House passed legislation with an ICBA-advocated amendment to establish a cannabis banking safe harbor, which community bankers can call on the Senate to pass.

ICBA set for 2022 Capital Summit

Feb 7, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Registration is open for the 2022 ICBA Capital Summit, the industry’s premier advocacy event scheduled for May 1-4 in Washington, D.C.

ICBA Capital Summit set for May 1-4

Feb 4, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Registration is open for the 2022 ICBA Capital Summit, the industry’s premier advocacy event scheduled for May 1-4 in Washington, D.C.

Cannabis banking amendment added to COMPETES Act

Feb 4, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The House included an ICBA-advocated bill establishing a cannabis banking safe harbor as an amendment to a pending legislative package.

Regulators to Share Views on Community Bank Innovation at ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Event

Feb 3, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America, in partnership with The Venture Center, will host a one-day virtual summit for policymakers and the 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator fintech cohort, to discuss the future of community bank innovation.