[WATCH] Victoria Arlen on Fanning the Flame, Paralympic Games Gold, and Redefining What’s Possible at ICBA Connect

Feb 3, 2021 | ICBA Connect Articles
Victoria Arlen was in a vegetative state for four years and written off by medical experts, but her family didn’t give up and she slowly recovered. Since her recovery Arlen has won Paralympic Gold and Silver in swimming, become an ESPN host, starred on Dancing with the Stars, and authored her memoir Locked In.

[WATCH] Dan Thurmon on Shattering Self-Imposed Limitations at ICBA Connect

Feb 3, 2021 | ICBA Connect Articles
Dan Thurmon is a dynamic keynote speaker and author who will teach you how to create a culture of continuous improvement by shattering self-imposed limitations, rekindling a commitment to excellence, and fostering mastery of change.

[WATCH] Jessica O. Matthew’s Cheat Sheet for Finding Your “Why” at ICBA Connect

Feb 3, 2021 | ICBA Connect Articles
Jessica O. Matthews is the founder and CEO of Uncharted Power, an award-winning, sustainable-infrastructure company. During her ICBA Connect keynote, Matthews will help community bankers answer several important questions.

[WATCH] Michelle Poler: Face Your Fears and Grab Your Dancing Shoes for ICBA Connect

Feb 3, 2021 | ICBA Connect Articles
Michelle Poler is a creative and passionate social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, fear-facer, and branding strategist. During her keynote at ICBA Connect you can expect inspiring and fun stories from her personal journey facing 100 Fears in 100 Days.

FedNow industrywide launch moved up to 2023

Feb 3, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
The Federal Reserve moved up its planned industrywide launch of the FedNow instant payments service by up to a full year to 2023. The announcement narrows the industrywide delivery timeframe from 2023-2024.

ICBA Connect speakers post intro videos

Feb 3, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, magic teacher Vinh Giang, status quo questioner Jessica Matthews, social entrepreneur Michelle Poler, and peak performance teacher Dan Thurmon posted videos encouraging ICBA Connect participation.

ICBA Bancard Hires Vice President, Relationship Manager

Feb 2, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA Bancard, the payments services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America, today announced Laura Pierce as vice president, relationship manager.

Boosting your Connections

Feb 2, 2021 | ICBA Connect Articles
As we’ve been preparing for ICBA Connect, the Community Banker University education team has been thinking a great deal about connection. It fuels everything we do, and it drives our growth, but what is connection exactly?

FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, Feb. 2, 2021

Feb 2, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
This latest update from FS-ISAC says the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on Monday issued an improved economic outlook and said the labor market will return to full strength quicker than expected thanks to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Independent Banker spotlights Black-owned banks

Feb 2, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
The February issue of Independent Banker focuses on why Black-owned banks are crucial to lifting the economic fortunes of African Americans.

Smaller lenders leading again on PPP

Feb 2, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
Insured depository institutions under $10 billion in assets have made more than half of 2021 first- and second-draw Paycheck Protection Program loans, according to SBA data.

ICBA urges expanded call report relief

Feb 2, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
ICBA called on federal regulators to expand their efforts to streamline community bank call reporting to recognize the impact of Paycheck Protection Program lending.

FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, Feb. 1, 2021

Feb 1, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
Amid a sometimes chaotic rollout of vaccines across the US, health experts say a glimmer of good news has emerged, with recent reports of cases in nursing homes having declined for the past four weeks, according to federal data.

SBA updates PPP FAQs with BSA/AML guidance

Feb 1, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
The SBA updated its frequently asked questions on the Paycheck Protection Program with guidance on the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and BSA/AML compliance.

CFPB issues 2021 consumer reporting list

Feb 1, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its 2021 list of consumer reporting companies. The list includes the three nationwide consumer reporting companies as well as other companies.

SBA issues tax guidance on relief payments

Feb 1, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
The SBA issued several notices on its loan programs, including updated guidance on the tax implications of the six months of 7(a), 504, and Microloan payments it is making for borrowers under Section 1112 of the CARES Act.

IRS concluding stimulus payments

Feb 1, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
The IRS on Friday reissued 1.2 million Economic Impact Payments through the ACH network with an effective date of this Wednesday, Feb. 3. Another 2.3 million reissued EIP2 checks are scheduled to be printed and mailed by Friday, Feb. 5.

[WATCH] Vinh Giang: Entrepreneur, Magician, Communications Teacher at ICBA Connect

Feb 1, 2021 | ICBA Connect Articles
Vinh Giang has spent the last 15 years mastering the art of performance-enhanced communication and has helped thousands of professionals to learn these skills. He joins us at ICBA Connect to tell us how we can amplify the best parts of ourselves.

What to Expect at ICBA Connect

Feb 1, 2021 | ICBA Connect Articles
This year, ICBA’s annual convention will come in the form of ICBA Connect, an immersive livestreamed event on March 9 and 10 for community bank leaders and their teams. Don’t worry, this isn’t another Zoom or Skype call—far from it.

ICBA Outlines 2021 Priorities in Congressional Letter

Jan 31, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA outlined its 2021 community bank policy agenda in an open letter to Congress. The letter advocates ICBA’s pragmatic legislative opportunities, which promote fairness and equity in our financial system for the benefit of consumers and local communities nationwide.