Using Loyalty Programs to Grow Your Portfolio

Dec 7, 2021 | Bancard Confidential
Loyalty programs are a tremendous tool for community banks to build trust with consumers and deliver an enhanced shopping experience. These cardholder loyalty programs have always been about showing appreciation for customers.

Grow and Protect

Dec 7, 2021 | Bancard Confidential
I’m a glass-half-full banker. So, while we can look at 2021 as a year of challenges, we should also take a moment to recognize the opportunities that have emerged in their wake.

Growing your credit portfolio starts with knowing the numbers

Dec 7, 2021 | Bancard Confidential
You’ve probably heard the saying, “the numbers don’t lie” and in the financial world, it is more than a cliché it’s usually a fact.

ICBA/Travelers Deliver Over $4 Million in Dividends for Participating Community Banks

Dec 7, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA today announced that a dividend of $4.1 million will be shared by nearly 1,200 member banks based on their participation in the ICBA/Travelers insurance program in 2020.

This week: ICBA advocacy briefing on 1071 push

Dec 7, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA this week is hosting a complimentary briefing on its campaign targeting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Section 1071 proposal.

ICBA to CFPB: Extend inquiry of largest tech firms

Dec 7, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should extend its inquiry of the six largest technology companies to all tech firms that participate in payments and financial services or hold consumer data, ICBA said.

Credit unions report Q3 growth

Dec 7, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
Shares and deposits at federally insured credit unions increased 14.4% in the third quarter from the previous year, the National Credit Union Administration reported.

ICBA advocacy briefing this week on 1071 push

Dec 6, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA this week is hosting a complimentary briefing on its campaign targeting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Section 1071 proposal.

Boozman op-ed targets postal banking pilot

Dec 6, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
A U.S. Postal Service pilot program to test postal banking will further complicate already-strained mail delivery, Sen. John Boozman (Ark.) wrote in a new op-ed.

New ICBA video: Call for credit union hearings

Dec 3, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA released a new video distinguishing taxpaying community banks from tax-exempt credit unions.

ICBA 1071 campaign continues

Dec 3, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA this week began calling on community bankers to submit personalized comments on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposal to implement Dodd-Frank Section 1071 collection and reporting requirements.

ICBA urges cannabis banking safe harbor in Senate defense bill

Dec 3, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA called on senators to support the inclusion of an ICBA-advocated cannabis banking safe harbor as an amendment to a pending defense authorization bill.

ICBA’s Romero Rainey, Paul Merski Named Top Lobbyists by The Hill

Dec 2, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey and ICBA Group Executive Vice President of Congressional Relations and Strategy Paul Merski are featured on The Hill’s 2021 list of the top influencers in the nation.

Regulators update BSA/AML exam manual

Dec 2, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council updated its BSA/AML Examination Manual, which instructs examiners on assessing BSA/AML compliance.

Agencies adjust regulatory thresholds

Dec 2, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
Federal regulators announced 2022 updates to key regulatory thresholds.

Romero Rainey: Act now on 1071 proposal

Dec 2, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey called on community bankers to join the grassroots push on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s 1071 proposal.

CFPB: Community banks charge lower overdraft fees

Dec 2, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said community banks charge lower overdraft fees than larger institutions.

ICBA’s Independent Banker Names 2021 Best Community Banks to Work For

Dec 1, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Banker magazine today bestowed 2021 Best Community Banks to Work For honors upon five community banks for their exemplary efforts to create exceptional work environments for their employees.

ICBA, The Venture Center Announce 2022 ThinkTECH Accelerator Cohort

Nov 30, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, announced the selection of 11 companies for the fourth annual ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program, kicking off on Jan. 11, 2022.

ICBA launches comment letter campaign on 1071 proposal

Nov 30, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA is calling on community bankers to submit personalized comments on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposal to implement Dodd-Frank Section 1071 collection and reporting requirements.