Agencies start 10-year regulatory review

Jan 18, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
Federal banking regulators kicked off their decennial review of agency rules under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act.

OCC issues guidance on shorter securities settlement cycle

Jan 18, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
The OCC said banks should prepare for a change in the standard securities settlement cycle for most U.S. securities transactions, effective May 28.

Credit card, rural lending grassroots ongoing

Jan 18, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA continues calling on community bankers to urge their lawmakers

ICBA, Travelers Celebrate Program’s 40th Anniversary with 22nd Dividend Payout

Jan 17, 2024 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced that its partnership with Travelers, which celebrated 40 years in 2023, will provide its 22nd consecutive annual dividend, bringing its total payout to more than $80 million for community banks around the country. About 1,200 community banks will share a dividend from the Travelers ICBA insurance program’s Policyholder Safety Group Dividend plan based on participation in 2022.

ICBA Statement on Overdraft Proposed Rule’s Community Bank Exemption

Jan 17, 2024 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed rule on overdraft services, which would exempt community banks under $10 billion in assets.

ICBA Announces 2024-25 Board of Directors Nominations for Elections During ICBA LIVE in March

Jan 16, 2024 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced the nominees to serve on its 2024-25 board of directors. ICBA’s current board will vote on the nominations during ICBA LIVE 2024—the largest gathering of community banks in the country, March 14-17 in Orlando, Florida.

‘40 Under 40’ nominations now open

Jan 16, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA Independent Banker opened nominations for its 2024 “40 Under 40: Community Bank Leaders” awards.

Week in Washington: Fed’s Waller shares economic outlook, hearings on housing supply, capital access

Jan 16, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
Registration is open for the 2024 ICBA Capital Summit, the industry’s premier advocacy event scheduled for April 28-May 1 in Washington, D.C.

‘Tell Your Story’ Toolkit offers resources for 2024

Jan 16, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA’s complimentary "Tell Your Story" Marketing Communications Toolkit offers new and updated resources to help community banks plan for the year ahead.

Six payment trends for 2024 featured in new blog post

Jan 16, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
A new blog post from ICBA Payments President and CEO Tina Giorgio spotlights six key payments trends that will help community banks ease regulatory and economic pressure in 2024.

CFPB issues guidance to consumer reporting companies

Jan 12, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued guidance to consumer reporting companies to address inaccurate background check reports and credit file sharing practices.

Blog post details six payment trends for 2024

Jan 12, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
A new blog post from ICBA Payments President and CEO Tina Giorgio spotlights six key payments trends that will help community banks ease regulatory and economic pressure in 2024.

ICBA hits back after second credit union acquisition in two days

Jan 12, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
Following the second report of a historically large credit union acquisition of a tax-paying community bank in as many days, ICBA once again called on Congress to investigate.

Senators seek agency review of Navy Federal lending disparities

Jan 12, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and other Democratic members of the panel called on federal agencies to review Navy Federal Credit Union’s mortgage lending practices following reports of racial disparities in its mortgage approval rates.

ICBA briefs GAO on authorized payment fraud

Jan 12, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA this week met with Government Accountability Office officials to discuss authorized payment fraud, in which scammers dupe consumers into authorizing payments.

ICBA Statement on Tax-Exempt Credit Union Acquisitions of Tax-Paying Community Banks

Jan 11, 2024 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on recent acquisitions of tax-paying community banks by tax-exempt credit unions.

CFPB report on credit reporting rulemaking includes ICBA input

Jan 11, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report on its small-business review ahead of issuing new rules under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

ICBA Capital Summit registration open

Jan 11, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
Registration is open for the 2024 ICBA Capital Summit, the industry’s premier advocacy event scheduled for April 28-May 1 in Washington, D.C.

Senate short of votes to override 1071 veto

Jan 11, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
The Senate fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override President Joe Biden’s veto of a resolution to overturn the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Section 1071 rule, despite mustering a bipartisan majority.

ICBA urges action on credit unions following latest community bank acquisition

Jan 11, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
Following the latest report of a credit union acquisition of a tax-paying community bank, ICBA continued its call for Congress to investigate the credit union tax exemption.