Tennessee court allows credit union bank acquisition to proceed

Feb 2, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
A Tennessee appellate court overturned a decision by the state’s banking regulator to block a credit union acquisition of a bank.

Grassroots push for bill to close ILC loophole

Feb 2, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA is calling on community bankers to urge their senators to support Senate legislation to permanently close the industrial loan company loophole.

FinCEN issues alert on West Bank settler violence

Feb 2, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued an alert to U.S. financial institutions related to financing Israeli extremist settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank.

ICBA to Congress: Community banks seeking cooperation to combat check fraud

Feb 1, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA today is raising concerns to Congress about how check fraud enabled by the U.S. Postal Service and large financial institutions is affecting community banks and their customers.

Agencies propose revised call report to reflect capital reforms

Feb 1, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
Federal banking regulators proposed revising the call report consistent with their proposed rule to update regulatory capital standards.

Fed holds rates steady, citing inflation target

Feb 1, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
The Federal Open Market Committee voted to hold target interest rates steady, citing a solid expansion of economic activity and inflation uncertainty.

Fed strengthens investing standards on senior officials

Feb 1, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
The Federal Open Market Committee said its policy on senior officials’ investment and trading activity will apply to more Federal Reserve System staff.

ICBA supports Basel Committee work on crypto disclosure framework

Jan 31, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA expressed support for the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s work to draft a regulatory framework for disclosing cryptoasset exposures in banking entities’ financial statements.

ICBA pressing grassroots on bill to close ILC loophole

Jan 31, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA is calling on community bankers to urge their senators to support Senate legislation to permanently close the industrial loan company loophole.

FHFA scorecard doesn’t address 15-year conservatorship: ICBA

Jan 31, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
A new Federal Housing Finance Agency scorecard on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fails to address the 15-year conservatorship of the government-sponsored enterprises, ICBA said.

Advocacy dashboard updated ahead of Capital Summit

Jan 31, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA updated its “Advocacy in Action” government relations dashboard for the first quarter with the latest community banking advocacy successes and priorities.

The impact of CRA modernization

Jan 31, 2024 | News
Could the final rule cause thoughts of early retirement? Have you read the new best-seller co-authored by the FDIC, the Federal Reserve and the OCC? It’s been as slow as molasses but it’s finally here, so put on your bifocals.

ICBA Selects Ncontracts as a Preferred Service Provider for Vendor, Risk, and Compliance Management

Jan 30, 2024 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced that Ncontracts has been selected as its newest Preferred Service Provider (PSP). Ncontracts, which provides integrated vendor, risk, and compliance management solutions, helps community banks confidently manage their enterprise risk and vendor management workload.

OCC proposes updating rules on bank mergers

Jan 30, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
The OCC issued a proposed rule to update its rules for business combinations involving national banks and federal savings associations and to clarify how it reviews applications under the Bank Merger Act.

FinCEN seeks comments on beneficial ownership info requests

Jan 30, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network requested comments on the information it will collect from entities requesting access to beneficial ownership information under a framework it issued last month.

ICBA updates advocacy dashboard

Jan 30, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA updated its “Advocacy in Action” government relations dashboard for the first quarter with the latest community banking advocacy successes and priorities.

ICBA-CISA tabletop exercise returns

Jan 30, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are scheduled to host a quarterly tabletop exercise to support community bank cybersecurity.

Following new credit union acquisitions, ICBA continues hearing push

Jan 29, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA continued its calls for Congress to investigate credit union acquisitions of tax-paying community banks following two new acquisitions.

ICBA supports bill to fix IRS income verification changes

Jan 29, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA and other groups expressed support for legislation that would address concerns with recent IRS policy changes that cut off consumer and commercial lenders from the agency’s Income Verification Express Service.

Registration open for ICBA Capital Summit

Jan 29, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
Registration is open for the 2024 ICBA Capital Summit, the industry’s premier advocacy event scheduled for April 28-May 1 in Washington, D.C.