Two-thirds of voters (65%) support allowing cannabis-related businesses to have access to banking services in states where cannabis is legal, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced.
In recognition of National Preparedness Month in September, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the nation’s community bankers are reminding Americans to create a plan to ease their worries and speed their financial recovery in the wake of a natural disaster.
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced the winners of its 2022 National Community Bank Service Awards, which celebrate the outstanding service and creative volunteer efforts of the nation’s community banks. Stories are featured in the September issue of ICBA Independent Banker.
ICBA continues speaking out against policymakers’ efforts to expand on harmful Durbin Amendment interventions on payment card systems, ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey wrote in a recent blog post.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide up to $550 million in funding to support projects that enable underserved producers to access land, capital, and markets, and train the next generation of agricultural professionals.
The Biden administration announced plans to provide up to $20,000 in student debt forgiveness and extended the federal student loan repayment moratorium, first implemented under the Trump administration, through Dec. 31.
With cybersecurity topping community bankers’ list of risk concerns, ICBA has partnered with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to host two tabletop exercise dates next week designed specifically for community bankers.
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today called on the FDIC to reconsider its proposal to dramatically increase the rates banks pay to fund the nation’s deposit insurance system, which would disproportionately affect community banks.
ICBA today called on the FDIC to reject the deposit insurance application of Ford Credit Bank as an industrial loan company, or ILC, which would allow the company to skirt regulatory oversight and violate U.S. policy separating banking and commerce.
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced the closing of the BankTech Ventures Fund, which raised more than $115 million in committed capital in its first fund to accelerate technology opportunities and adoption at community banks.