FS-ISAC spotlights Holy Ghost ransomware group

Jul 25, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center’s latest weekly risk report details the Holy Ghost ransomware group, which has been active for more than a year and has connections to North Korea.

ICBA urges agencies to keep voluntary cyber tool up to date

Jul 25, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA called on federal regulators to continue building on the Cybersecurity Assessment Tool risk assessment framework while keeping it voluntary.

ICBA Names Andrew Hipolit Assistant Vice President, Financial Policy, Research and Advocacy

Jul 22, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced that Andrew Hipolit has joined its government relations team as assistant vice president, financial policy, research, and advocacy.

Senators introduce broad cannabis bill as safe harbor push continues

Jul 22, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Senate Democrats introduced sweeping legislation to end federal cannabis prohibitions, potentially paving the way for an ICBA-advocated cannabis banking safe harbor.

Community banks vital to manufacturing-concentrated states: FDIC

Jul 22, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Community banks in manufacturing-concentrated states have provided more commercial loans than other community banks and reported higher net interest margins, according to a new FDIC report.

Feds announce first crypto insider trading indictment

Jul 22, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Federal law enforcement officials announced the first-ever insider trading tipping indictment involving cryptocurrency.

ICBA Statement on Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee Charter Renewal

Jul 20, 2022
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement regarding the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s renewal of the Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee charter.

What community banks can do about the super app rise

Jul 18, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA Bancard President and CEO Tina Giorgio’s latest blog post covers the rise of the super app and what community banks can do about it.

House again passes cannabis banking bill

Jul 18, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The House advanced an ICBA-advocated cannabis banking safe harbor as part of a fiscal 2023 defense authorization bill.

USPS defends postal banking pilot

Jul 18, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The U.S. Postal Service defended its decision to launch an ICBA-opposed postal banking pilot program without first consulting the Postal Regulatory Commission.

ICBA Statement on Confirmation of Michael Barr for Fed Vice Chair of Supervision

Jul 14, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on Michael Barr’s confirmation for Federal Reserve vice chair of supervision.

ICBA Services Network Announces New Members to Board of Directors

Jul 14, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA Services Network today announced that Thomas E. Bates Jr.; G. Scott McComb, and Noah Wilcox were elected to the ICBA Services Network board of directors.

CRA Partners/USI Alliance Names Ohio Community Banker New Chairman

Jul 14, 2022 | Press Release
CRA Partners/USI Alliance, an ICBA subsidiary, today announced the election of G. Scott McComb, chairman, president and CEO of Heartland Bank in Whitehall, Ohio, as chairman of the USI Alliance board of directors.

ICBA Testifies Urging Congress to Apply Community Reinvestment Act to Credit Unions

Jul 13, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today called on Congress to examine the need to apply the Community Reinvestment Act to tax-exempt credit unions.

ICBA testifying today on CRA modernization

Jul 13, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA is scheduled to testify today before Congress on the interagency proposal to modernize Community Reinvestment Act regulations.

CFPB confirms March 2023 for 1071 final rule

Jul 13, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plans to issue a final rule implementing Section 1071 small-business reporting requirements by March 31, 2023, according to court filing.

ICBA to House: Include cannabis, notarization bills in defense act

Jul 13, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA and other groups today are calling on the House to include a cannabis banking safe harbor in the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 7900).

‘Buy now, pay later’ surge deflates merchant interchange push

Jul 13, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
While merchants are urging regulators to expand the Durbin Amendment, the recent surge of “buy now, pay later” is deflating their interchange arguments, according to ICBA’s latest blog post.

Community Banker Anne Balcer Today Joins ICBA as New Head of Government Relations

Jul 11, 2022 | Press Release
Anne Balcer today officially joined the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) as senior executive vice president, chief government relations and public policy.

How ICBA’s ThinkTECH Accelerator refines tech solutions

Jul 8, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA's latest blog post shares how this year's ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program helped three fintech participants refine their solutions to address community bank pain points and opportunities.