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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.