The year 2020 drove many community banks to experiment and embark on faster payments. Concerns of payment disruption combined with the pressure to remain competitive are driving community banks to include faster payments in their strategic plans for the near future.
The Treasury Department will again extend the deadline to submit applications under its program to invest $9 billion in Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs) and Community Development Financial Institutions.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a Spanish-language translation of certain model clauses available for use in early-intervention written notices issued under its mortgage-servicing rules.
The Independent Community Bankers of America today expressed its strong support for the Senate introduction of the Enhancing Credit Opportunities in Rural America (ECORA) Act to support farmers, ranchers and rural homeowners.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently proposed rescinding its 2020 rule interpreting the Fair Housing Act’s "disparate impact" standard and restoring its 2013 rule on discriminatory effects.
The Independent Community Bankers of America today reinforced its call for Congress to investigate tax-exempt credit unions acquiring taxpaying community banks following a resurgence in interstate acquisitions.
Escalating attacks against critical infrastructure are bringing renewed focus to the role of cryptocurrencies in facilitating criminal activity, which has implications for community banks, ICBA’s Brian Laverdure writes in a new Main Street Matters post.
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and the Independent Community Bankers of America and its subsidiary, the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation are providing tips for preventing the disturbing trend of elder financial abuse.