ICBA Capital Summit underway in Washington

May 2, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The 2022 ICBA Capital Summit is underway in Washington, with community bankers advocating key issues in the nation’s capital and from back home.

ICBA updates ILC loophole white paper

May 2, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Ahead of this week’s Capital Summit, ICBA updated its white paper detailing why policymakers should close a legal loophole that allows industrial loan companies and their parent companies to skirt regulatory oversight.

New ICBA podcast: why cybersecurity goes beyond IT

Apr 28, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The latest episode of ICBA’s Communities of Innovation podcast focuses on why cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue for community banks.

Hsu calls for stablecoin standard-setting initiative

Apr 28, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu issued a statement calling for a joint effort to develop standards for stablecoin interoperability.

FDIC names new community bank committee members

Apr 28, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA congratulates the new members of the FDIC Advisory Committee on Community Banking, which provides advice and recommendations to the agency.

Chopra pledges to engage community banks in Senate testimony

Apr 27, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Rohit Chopra told Congress that engaging community banks is one of his key priorities as head of the agency.

Senate approves Brainard for Fed vice chair

Apr 27, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Senate voted 52-43 to approve Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard’s nomination for Fed vice chair.

Banking Associations Raise ‘Significant Concerns’ with Proposed Changes to Fed Master Account Guidelines

Apr 22, 2022 | Press Release
A coalition of banking associations responded today to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve as it seeks to establish guidelines for how institutions applying for a Fed master account will be evaluated.

OCC penalizes converted crypto bank

Apr 22, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The OCC issued a consent order against Anchorage Digital Bank, one of the first crypto firms to receive conditional approval for a national trust charter.

Deadline today for Capital Summit registration

Apr 22, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The deadline to register for the 2022 ICBA Capital Summit is today, April 22. The industry’s premier advocacy event is scheduled for May 1-4 in Washington, D.C.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Demo Day Showcases the Future of Community Banking Innovation

Apr 20, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, today hosted the fourth annual ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Demo Day.

ICBA offers Small Business Week custom resources

Apr 20, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA released customizable resources community bankers can use to commemorate Small Business Week, which is scheduled for May 2-6.

CFPB report on rural challenges doesn’t account for reg burden

Apr 20, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a report on the challenges faced by Americans in rural communities.

ICBA, groups urge flexibility for MDI, CDFI program

Apr 20, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA and other groups called on the Treasury Department to exercise flexibility in Emergency Capital Investment Program participation.

Michael Barr tapped as Fed vice chair for supervision

Apr 18, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate former Treasury official Michael Barr as the next Vice Chair for Supervision of the Federal Reserve.

ICBA: BNPL non-bank providers should face greater reg scrutiny

Apr 18, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Regulatory scrutiny of Buy Now Pay Later programs should focus on non-supervised institutions that don’t need to comply with the same rules as banks, and may end up harming customers, ICBA’s Michael Emancipator told PYMNTS.

ICBA ThinkTECH Demo Day on Wednesday

Apr 18, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Program’s Demo Day is scheduled for this week to present participants’ solutions tailored for community banks.

ICBA accepting service awards nominations

Apr 15, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA this month is accepting submissions for the 2022 National Community Bank Service Awards.

FS-ISAC covers Russian threats, data center cyber risk

Apr 15, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center’s most recent weekly risk summary report covers the latest threats from the Russia-Ukraine conflict; Octo, a new Android banking trojan; and phishing campaigns targeting financial institutions.

ICBA “dashboard” updates advocacy efforts for Q2

Apr 14, 2022
ICBA’s second quarter “Advocacy in Action” government relations dashboard recaps key issues at the forefront and offers an update on efforts to advance ICBA’s policy positions before Congress and financial agencies.