ICBA Statement on FDIC Proposal to Raise Deposit Insurance Assessment Rates

Jun 21, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA and the nation’s community banks are closely reviewing today’s FDIC proposal to amend its Deposit Insurance Fund Restoration Plan by increasing deposit insurance assessment rates by 2 basis points on all insured depository institutions.

Credit union terminates purchase of Ga. community bank

Jun 17, 2022
VyStar Credit Union in Jacksonville, Fla., terminated its bid to acquire Heritage Southeast Bank in Jonesboro, Ga., after failing to win regulatory approval.

Committee reschedules ILC, overdraft markup

Jun 17, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The House Financial Services Committee rescheduled for next week its markup of several key bills after postponing it earlier this week. The markup is now set to start at 10 a.m. (Eastern time) this Wednesday, June 22.

Agencies release 2021 HMDA data

Jun 17, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council released 2021 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data for 4,338 U.S. financial institutions.

CFPB gathering overdraft data for regulatory follow-up

Jun 17, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said it intends to use information it is gathering from financial institutions on their overdraft practices to identify institutions for further regulatory review.

ICBA Provides Tips for Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

Jun 14, 2022 | Press Release
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and the Independent Community Bankers of America and its Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation subsidiary are providing tips for preventing the disturbing trend of elder financial abuse.

Credit union grassroots key with House committee meeting today

Jun 13, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
With the House Rules Committee meeting today to advance legislation to further empower credit unions, ICBA continues calling on community bankers to urge their lawmakers to oppose the bill.

ICBA concludes blog series on stablecoin collapse

Jun 13, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA concluded its new series of blog posts on the collapse of the TerraUSD stablecoin with a post focusing on its impact on community banks and the regulatory debate.

House committee markup in focus this week

Jun 13, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Tomorrow’s House Financial Services Committee markup will drive the week on Capitol Hill. The panel will consider an ICBA-supported bill to close the industrial loan company loophole and ICBA-opposed legislation on overdraft, payments, and small-business regulations.

Op-ed targets credit union acquisitions ahead of committee votes

Jun 10, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Congress should join the growing number of states fighting back against credit union acquisitions of community banks, ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey says in a new op-ed.

Hsu: CRA update supports MDIs, CDFIs

Jun 10, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The proposed update to Community Reinvestment Act regulations incentivizes banks to support minority depository institutions and community development financial institutions, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu said.

ICBA continues blog series on stablecoin collapse

Jun 10, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA continued its new series of blog posts on the collapse of the TerraUSD stablecoin and its broader impact.

ICBA leading push on ILC, overdraft, credit union bills

Jun 9, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
With several key community banking policy issues coming up for a vote in the coming days, ICBA is urging community bankers to speak out while it engages lawmakers in Washington.

ICBA, state associations urge passage of cannabis safe harbor

Jun 9, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA and a coalition of 44 state community banking associations urged Congress to include a cannabis banking safe harbor in the America COMPETES Act conference report.

CFPB terminates Upstart no-action letter

Jun 9, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said it terminated Upstart Network from its list of approved “no-action letters” at Upstart’s request.

ICBA, State Associations Urge COMPETES Act Conference to Retain House-Passed SAFE Banking Act

Jun 8, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America and a coalition of 44 state community banking associations today called on Congress to include in the America COMPETES Act conference report legislation establishing a cannabis banking safe harbor.

ICBA Names Community Banker and Former Regulator Anne Balcer as New Head of Government Relations

Jun 6, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced that Anne Balcer, executive vice president, general counsel and internal auditor for Forbright Bank, formerly Congressional Bank, in Chevy Chase, Md., will succeed ICBA Senior Executive Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy Karen Thomas following her retirement in July.

ICBA: FDIC framework could pose unintended consequences for community businesses

Jun 6, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA wrote to the FDIC to share its concerns with the agency’s proposed climate risk management framework for large banks, which could limit and discourage financial institutions from doing otherwise lawful business with climate-disfavored industries.

Grassroots push on credit union bill continues

Jun 6, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA continues calling on community bankers to urge their lawmakers to oppose legislation that would expand credit unions’ fields of membership and commercial lending powers.

Blog: Expanding interchange price control puts fraud protections at risk

Jun 6, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Misguided efforts by “big box” merchants seeking to extend debit card interchange price controls to the credit card market jeopardize investments in protections and security that defend cardholders from criminal activity and undermine trust in the banking system, writes ICBA’s Deborah Matthews Phillips in a new blog post.