Kari Mitchum Joins ICBA as Vice President, Payments Policy

Nov 3, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced the hire of Kari Mitchum as vice president, payments policy.

ICBA Foundation Receives Pledges of More Than $200,000 for Community Banks and Employees Affected by Hurricane Ian

Nov 3, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) Foundation today announced that the disaster relief program, activated in coordination with ICBA-affiliated Florida Bankers Association, has over $200,000 pledged to assist employees and families of Florida’s community banks affected by Hurricane Ian.

ICBA Urges FHFA, Banking Agencies to Align Capital Rules

Nov 1, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today called on the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the federal banking regulators to align their capital rules to avoid penalizing community banks for supporting local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fed official answering FedNow questions at webinar today

Nov 1, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA Bancard today is hosting a webinar to answer community banker questions about the mid-2023 launch of the FedNow instant payments service.

CFPB reopens inquiry into Big Tech payments platforms

Nov 1, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reopened the public comment period on its series of orders collecting information on the business practices of large U.S. tech companies that operate payments systems.

More terrorist attacks linked to digital assets: UN

Nov 1, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Up to 20% of terrorist attacks are financed by crypto-assets or otherwise linked to digital assets, a United Nations official told Bloomberg. The UN’s Svetlana Martynova said officials are detecting more cases of crypto use in terror-financing as they step up their scrutiny of such practices.

Three Essential Strategies for a Winning Contact Center Culture Test

Oct 28, 2022
As the pandemic changed the way many customers do their banking, these emerging digital banking leaders took new guidelines and expectations in stride.

Three Essential Strategies for a Winning Contact Center Culture

Oct 28, 2022
As the pandemic changed the way many customers do their banking, these emerging digital banking leaders took new guidelines and expectations in stride.

Blog: ICBA's reimagined ThinkTECH Accelerator to support year-round programming

Oct 28, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The decision to bring the highly successful ThinkTECH Accelerator program in-house and introduce year-round programming was the natural progression in ICBA’s efforts to cultivate successful community bank-fintech partnerships that address today’s market challenges and opportunities, writes Charles Potts in a new blog post.

Bank compensation survey available

Oct 28, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The 2022 Crowe Bank Compensation Survey Report — which provides insights on compensation, human resources, and benefits — is now available for purchase.

CFPB kicks off personal financial data rights rulemaking

Oct 28, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a discussion guide which outlined options to strengthen consumers’ access to, and control over, their financial data as a first step before issuing a proposed data rights rule that would implement section 1033 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

ICBA: Biden Administration's Flawed Remarks on Overdraft Are Misleading and Dangerous to Community Banks and The Customers They Serve

Oct 26, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued this statement following the release of overdraft protection guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), along with related remarks from President Joe Biden.

Using multifactor authentication to combat cyberattacks: blog

Oct 24, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Community banks can fortify their defenses against hackers and help keep their sensitive data safe by integrating strong multifactor authentication protocols, ICBA’s Joel Williquette writes in a new blog post.

FDIC minority bank subcommittee meeting tomorrow

Oct 24, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The FDIC Advisory Committee on Community Banking’s Minority Depository Institutions Subcommittee will convene at 1 p.m. (Eastern time) tomorrow, Oct. 25.

ICBA pushback on FHFA capital standards rules makes headlines

Oct 24, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA’s joint letter urging the Federal Housing Finance Agency to align its capital standards with federal banking agencies was covered in PoliticoPro, American Banker, and Housing Wire.

CFPB directs credit bureaus to screen for nonsensical data in credit reports

Oct 21, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued guidance directing consumer reporting companies to take necessary steps to detect and remove conflicting or nonsensical “junk data” from consumer credit reports.

Court rules CFPB funding structure unconstitutional

Oct 21, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
A federal appeals court ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's funding method is unconstitutional.

ICBA Strongly Opposes FDIC Vote on Assessment Rates

Oct 18, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today’s FDIC board vote approving an ICBA-opposed proposal to dramatically increase deposit insurance assessments.

ICBA, Affiliated State Associations Urge FHFA to Align Capital Rules with Banking Agencies

Oct 18, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and its affiliated state associations along with other banking organizations today called on the Federal Housing Finance Agency to align its capital rules with those of the federal banking agencies to avoid penalizing community banks for supporting local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

FDIC board meeting tomorrow on assessments, supervisory appeals

Oct 17, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The FDIC scheduled a board meeting for tomorrow to vote on its ICBA-opposed proposals to dramatically increase deposit insurance assessments and to eliminate its Office of Supervisory Appeals.