Interchange measure cut from defense bill, but threat remains

Oct 17, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
While a must-pass defense bill excludes ICBA-opposed legislation that would create new credit card routing mandates, ICBA continues urging community bankers to speak out against the proposed Durbin Amendment expansion.

Fed’s Waller ‘highly skeptical’ of U.S. CBDC

Oct 17, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller laid out his opposition to a U.S. central bank digital currency, saying he is “highly skeptical” of the need for a digital dollar.

ICBA Foundation continues seeking Hurricane Ian donations

Oct 14, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The new ICBA Foundation Disaster Relief Program has raised more than $25,000 in its first 48 hours to assist community bank employees affected by Hurricane Ian—but more donations are needed from community bankers nationwide to support industry colleagues in Florida.

Defense bill leaves out interchange measure, but ICBA campaign continues

Oct 14, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Senate version of a must-pass defense bill introduced this week excludes ICBA-opposed legislation that would create new credit card routing mandates, though the threat of the Durbin Amendment expansion remains.

Survey shows LIBOR transition work remains

Oct 14, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Alternative Reference Rates Committee released survey results that found most respondents indicated they have documented plans in place to remediate USD LIBOR business loans prior to LIBOR’s discontinuation June 30, 2023, though more work remains.

CFPB finds high fees on college-endorsed banking products

Oct 14, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published a report raising questions about whether some marketing deals between colleges and financial institutions comply with Department of Education rules.

ICBA, state groups urge opposition to Durbin Amendment expansion

Oct 12, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA and 44 state community banking associations called on Congress to oppose legislation that would create new credit card routing mandates that expand on Durbin Amendment interchange restrictions.

Hsu: Agencies targeting crypto risks, interconnectedness

Oct 12, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu warned of risks posed by crypto-assets and laid out some of his priorities for bringing them within the regulatory perimeter.

Edward Jones withdraws ILC application

Oct 12, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Edward Jones Investments parent company said it withdrew plans to establish the Edward Jones Bank ILC following recent conversations with the FDIC and Utah Department of Financial Institutions.

Digital Payments – New Conveniences, New Opportunities for Fraudsters

Oct 11, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Though consumers have embraced ACH and wire transfers as essential ways to pay and move money, digital tools, such as Apple Pay and Google Pay wallets, Venmo and Cash App, and other digital convenience offerings have increasingly become popular payment methods for consumers due to their convenience and speed.

ICBA Announces Member Relations Team Executive Promotions

Oct 7, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced promotions for William Pusey, who was named executive vice president, member relations, and Leah Edwards who was promoted to vice president of member relations for the Mid-Atlantic region.

Former Uber exec convicted for not disclosing breach

Oct 7, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Uber’s former chief security officer was convicted of failing to disclose a 2016 data breach in the first criminal prosecution of an executive related to the handling of a breach.

ICBA proposes needed changes to CRE guidance update

Oct 7, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA issued a comment letter expressing support for an agency effort to provide clearer guidance on prudent commercial real estate loan accommodations and workouts while suggesting improvements to the proposal.

Grassroots key amid interchange amendment push

Oct 7, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
With lawmakers working to include ICBA-opposed credit card legislation in a must-pass defense bill, ICBA is urging community bankers to continue the grassroots campaign against the interchange measure.

Financial Services Trades to Congress: NDAA Shouldn’t Be a Payday for Retailers

Oct 6, 2022 | Press Release
Ten leading financial services trade associations sent a letter to U.S. House and Senate leadership and the top members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees warning them that attaching the so-called Credit Card Credit Card Competition Act of 2022 to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) “will rob military families of their credit card rewards, reduce the availability of safe credit, and undermine the nation’s data security.”

ICBA Offers Tips to Help Consumers Protect Financial Data During Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Oct 5, 2022 | Press Release
In recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the nation’s community banks are reminding consumers of practical steps to help safeguard their sensitive data and mitigate losses in the event of a data breach or compromise.

ICBA Statement on Recent Report on Zelle Fraud

Oct 4, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on a recent report from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Zelle.

Grassroots critical as lawmakers seek to advance interchange bill

Oct 4, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
With Sens. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) working to include their ICBA-opposed credit card legislation in a must-pass defense bill, ICBA is urging community bankers to continue the grassroots campaign against the interchange measure.

ICBA seeking Digital Assets Task Force nominations

Oct 4, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA is seeking submissions from volunteers to serve on a new Digital Assets Task Force to examine and deliberate issues related to central bank digital currency and digital assets, such as stablecoins.

Gruenberg: Community bank climate strategies successful

Oct 4, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Community banks have successfully employed strategies for managing climate-related financial risk, though the prevalence of risk will increase with climate change, FDIC Acting Chairman Martin Gruenberg said.