New ICBA podcast focuses on fraud prevention

Dec 20, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The third episode of ICBA’s Communities of Innovation podcast focuses on fraud-prevention strategies and partnerships.

OCC issues revised HMDA exam procedures

Dec 20, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The OCC issued revised interagency Home Mortgage Disclosure Act examination procedures for determining HMDA compliance. The new procedures update interagency procedures issued in April 2019.

Court rules in favor of employer vaccine mandate

Dec 20, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
A federal appeals court ruled that the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employers with 100 or more employees may proceed, reversing a separate court’s administrative stay of enforcement.

Complete 1071 grassroots resources available

Dec 17, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA offers comprehensive resources for its grassroots comment letter campaign on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s 1071 data collection and reporting requirements.

ICBA on American Banker podcast: New IRS reporting still a threat

Dec 17, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA continues its battle against the IRS bank reporting proposal, ICBA’s Paul Merski says on a new American Banker podcast.

OCC seeks feedback on climate principles for large banks

Dec 17, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The OCC requested feedback on draft principles designed to help identify and manage climate-related financial risks at OCC-supervised institutions with more than $100 billion in assets.

Agencies adjust CRA asset thresholds

Dec 17, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
Federal regulators announced the annual adjustment to Community Reinvestment Act thresholds.

ICBA, The Venture Center Announce 2022 Fintech Cohort Lineup for Kickoff Event

Dec 16, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, will formally introduce the 11 growth-stage fintech companies selected for the 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program.

Senate, House continue pushback on SBA direct lending

Dec 15, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA’s grassroots campaign against efforts to authorize SBA direct lending under its 7(a) loan program got a boost Tuesday in the Senate and House.

McWilliams denies including merger review vote in FDIC minutes

Dec 15, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams denied a request by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Rohit Chopra to include in the agency’s official minutes a vote to request public feedback on its bank-merger framework.

As Senate meets on stablecoins, ICBA urges coordinated approach

Dec 15, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
Policymakers should take a comprehensive, coordinated regulatory approach to stablecoins and other digital assets, ICBA told the Senate Banking Committee.

CFPB updates electronic fund transfer FAQs

Dec 15, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau updated its frequently asked questions on electronic fund transfers.

FinCEN seeks comments on modernizing AML/CFT regime

Dec 15, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network requested comments on updating the U.S. anti-money-laundering and countering-the-financing-of-terrorism regime.

OCC issues final rule rescinding CRA rule

Dec 15, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The OCC issued a final rule to rescind its June 2020 Community Reinvestment Act rule and reinstate the 1995 interagency CRA rule.

1071 campaign now open to small-biz customers

Dec 15, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA is calling on community bankers to enlist their small-business customers in the industry’s comment letter campaign on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s 1071 data collection and reporting requirements.

1071 leads CFPB rulemaking agenda

Dec 15, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its fall 2021 agenda of regulatory matters it plans to pursue through Oct. 31, 2022.

Small-biz customers can now join 1071 campaign

Dec 14, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA is calling on community bankers to enlist their small-business customers in the industry’s comment letter campaign on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s 1071 data collection and reporting requirements.

CISA warns of Java logging library vulnerability

Dec 14, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency urged the private and public sectors to actively address a critical vulnerability that a growing set of threat actors are exploiting.

ICBA Urges Fed to Accelerate Flow of FedNow Information

Dec 13, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) asked the Federal Reserve to accelerate the flow of information about the FedNow instant payments service to ensure community banks have the data they need to maximize participation ahead of the 2023 launch.

From the CEO: ICBA and Community Banker Leadership Prevails Again

Dec 13, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
Amid an outsized response to the pandemic’s economic implications, community bankers have in 2021 once again proven to be formidable leaders both in your communities and in Washington — with ICBA by your side and leading the way.