ICBA Opposes U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency

May 20, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today expressed its opposition to the establishment of a U.S. central bank digital currency.

Strong favorability fuels successful Capital Summit: blog

May 20, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
New polling conducted by Morning Consult supported community banker meetings with policymakers at the recent 2022 ICBA Capital Summit, according to ICBA’s latest blog post.

ICBA pressing comment letters on FDIC climate principles

May 20, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA continues calling on community bankers to submit personalized comment letters to the FDIC on its draft statement of principles for climate-related financial risk management for large financial institutions.

ICBA speaks out against FDIC supervisory appeals reversal

May 20, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA expressed disappointment that the FDIC eliminated the independent Office of Supervisory Appeals and restored the Supervision Appeals Review Committee as the final level of review in the agency’s supervisory appeals process.

Agencies confirm updated flood insurance Q&As are guidance

May 19, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Federal regulators issued revised questions and answers regarding federal flood insurance law and the agencies’ implementing regulations.

ICBA Statement on FDIC Restoration of Supervision Appeals Review Committee

May 19, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement after the FDIC board of directors voted to restore the agency’s Supervision Appeals Review Committee and amend the January 2021 Guidelines for Appeals of Material Supervisory Determinations, which had created an independent Office of Supervisory Appeals.

Financial Trades Support Modified SEC Cyber Incident Disclosure Proposal to Aid Law Enforcement and Support Remediation Efforts

May 10, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA, American Bankers Association, Bank Policy Institute, and Mid-Size Bank Coalition of America commented late yesterday on a SEC proposal that would implement new requirements for financial institutions to disclose material cyber incidents, as well as cybersecurity risk management, strategy and governance.

CFPB: Equal Credit Opportunity Act protects borrowers after loan

May 10, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published an advisory opinion affirming that the Equal Credit Opportunity Act bars lenders from discriminating against customers after they have received a loan, not just during the application process.

ICBA offers custom marketing-comms resources for May

May 10, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA’s Tell Your Story marketing and communications toolkit offers new and updated resources to engage consumers in May.

OCC’s Hsu: Regulators should change approach to mergers

May 10, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu said he has directed senior OCC staff to work with the Justice Department and other agencies to review federal frameworks for bank mergers.

ICBA supports barring adverse credit reporting on human trafficking victims

May 10, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA expressed support for a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed rule that would prohibit consumer reporting agencies from reporting adverse information on victims of human trafficking.

ICBA Statement on Proposal to Modernize Community Reinvestment Act Framework

May 5, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey released the following statement on today’s interagency proposed rule to modernize Community Reinvestment Act regulations.

ICBA Encourages Consumers to Support America’s Entrepreneurs During National Small Business Week

May 4, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America joins the nation’s community banks in celebrating National Small Business Week (May 1-7) and showing their support for locally owned and operated businesses.

Summary and Background of Climate-related Financial Risk Management for Large Financial Institutions

May 4, 2022 | Media
The FDIC is proposing that large financial institutions, defined as those with over $100 billion in total consolidated assets, be subject to a climate-related financial risk management framework.

ICBA Releases 2022 Community Banking Policy Resolutions

May 3, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today released its legislative and regulatory policy objectives for 2022 during the ICBA Capital Summit.

As Capital Summit kicks off, polling confirms public support for local banking

May 3, 2022 | Advocacy | NewsWatch Today
ICBA kicked off the 2022 ICBA Capital Summit in Washington with new national and state-level polling data showing Americans in all 50 states view community banking favorably.

Capital Summit continues today with congressional meetings

May 3, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Today’s ICBA Capital Summit agenda includes in-person meetings with congressional offices following remarks from Senate Banking Committee member Mike Rounds (R-S.D.).

FDIC board meeting this week on CRA reform proposal

May 3, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The FDIC board of directors announced it will meet this week on a notice of proposed rulemaking on revising Community Reinvestment Act regulations. The board meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. (Eastern time) this Thursday, May 5.

As Community Bankers Gather in Washington, New Polling Confirms Public Support for Local Banking

May 2, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today is kicking off the 2022 ICBA Capital Summit in Washington with new national and state-level polling data showing Americans in all 50 states view community banking favorably.