ICBA issues custom op-ed on credit union-bank acquisitions

Apr 14, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA issued a customizable op-ed that community bankers can use to raise awareness of credit union acquisitions of community banks.

ICBA ThinkTECH Demo Day next week

Apr 14, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Program’s Demo Day is scheduled for next week to present participants’ solutions tailored for community banks.

Join the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Virtual Showcase on April 20

Apr 12, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, will host the 2022 Virtual Demo Day, a culmination of the 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program’s 16-week incubator and immersive bootcamp.

ICBA Wins Association Trends Award for Campaign Opposing IRS Bank Reporting Proposal

Apr 11, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) earned an Association Trends 2022 TRENDY Award for its campaign opposing a plan to require banks to report customer account information to the IRS.

Congress should join states in responding to CU bank acquisitions: op-ed

Apr 11, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
While credit union advocates support credit unions leveraging their tax exemption to acquire community banks, these subsidized transactions harm local communities, ICBA Chairman Brad Bolton writes in a new op-ed.

OCC’s Hsu addresses key stablecoin policy considerations

Apr 11, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu identified three key policy issues critical to understanding and shaping the stablecoin system: stability, interoperability, and separability.

ICBA urges CFPB to reduce remittance rule burden

Apr 11, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA called on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to reduce the regulatory burden of its rule on remittance transfers to avoid disadvantaging community bank customers.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Speech on Digital Assets Reflects ICBA Priorities

Apr 7, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s remarks on digital assets.

ICBA engaging policymakers amid rising payments emphasis: blog

Apr 7, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
A new ICBA blog post spotlights the growing policy focus on payments and how ICBA represents community banks’ payments needs.

Minnesota rules against credit union bank acquisitions

Apr 7, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
A proposed credit union acquisition of a community bank in Minnesota was rejected by the state’s business regulator—the latest state-level roadblock for credit unions.

Treasury announces additional Russia sanctions

Apr 7, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced additional sanctions on Russia’s largest banks and individuals connected to top Russian officials.

Banks, Credit Unions and Consumer Groups Call for Passage of Bipartisan Solution to Close ILC Loophole

Apr 5, 2022 | Press Release
A broad coalition of bank and credit union associations and consumer organizations today submitted a letter to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services urging passage of the Close the ILC Loophole Act (H.R. 5912), introduced by Representatives Chuy Garcia (D-IL) and Lance Gooden (R-TX).

ICBA offers Financial Literacy Month resources

Apr 5, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA is recognizing Financial Literacy Month this April with a national news release and customizable resources for community bankers on its Tell Your Story toolkit.

Video previews next month’s ICBA Capital Summit

Apr 5, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
A new ICBA video on Twitter previews the 2022 ICBA Capital Summit, scheduled for May 1-4 in Washington, D.C.

ICBA backs bills restricting U.S. CBDC, FedAccounts

Apr 5, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA expressed support for Senate and House legislation to restrict the Fed from offering a central bank digital currency or direct FedAccounts to consumers.

ICBA: Financial Literacy is Key to Establishing Fiscally Responsible Habits

Apr 4, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA and the nation’s community banks are encouraging Americans to take control of their financial future and embrace sound money management practices during Financial Literacy Month this April.

ICBA Celebrates the Community Banking Difference During Community Banking Month

Mar 31, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America is honoring the contributions of the nation’s nearly 5,000 community banks during April, which is ICBA Community Banking Month.

Former NCUA official continues pushback on credit union bank purchases

Mar 31, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
A former National Credit Union Administration official continued an ongoing series of blog posts raising concerns over credit union acquisitions of community banks.

CFPB keeps up drumbeat on overdraft fees

Mar 31, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
After the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last week extended the deadline to comment on "exploitive junk fees" charged by financial institutions, the bureau published another blog post targeting overdraft fees.

FDIC follows OCC with proposed large-bank climate principles

Mar 31, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The FDIC requested public comment on draft principles that would provide a high-level framework for institutions over $100 billion in assets to manage exposures to climate-related financial risks.