ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Demo Day Showcases the Future of Community Banking Innovation

Apr 20, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, today hosted the fourth annual ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Demo Day.

ICBA offers Small Business Week custom resources

Apr 20, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA released customizable resources community bankers can use to commemorate Small Business Week, which is scheduled for May 2-6.

CFPB report on rural challenges doesn’t account for reg burden

Apr 20, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a report on the challenges faced by Americans in rural communities.

ICBA, groups urge flexibility for MDI, CDFI program

Apr 20, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA and other groups called on the Treasury Department to exercise flexibility in Emergency Capital Investment Program participation.

Michael Barr tapped as Fed vice chair for supervision

Apr 18, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate former Treasury official Michael Barr as the next Vice Chair for Supervision of the Federal Reserve.

ICBA: BNPL non-bank providers should face greater reg scrutiny

Apr 18, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Regulatory scrutiny of Buy Now Pay Later programs should focus on non-supervised institutions that don’t need to comply with the same rules as banks, and may end up harming customers, ICBA’s Michael Emancipator told PYMNTS.

ICBA ThinkTECH Demo Day on Wednesday

Apr 18, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Program’s Demo Day is scheduled for this week to present participants’ solutions tailored for community banks.

ICBA accepting service awards nominations

Apr 15, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA this month is accepting submissions for the 2022 National Community Bank Service Awards.

FS-ISAC covers Russian threats, data center cyber risk

Apr 15, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center’s most recent weekly risk summary report covers the latest threats from the Russia-Ukraine conflict; Octo, a new Android banking trojan; and phishing campaigns targeting financial institutions.

ICBA “dashboard” updates advocacy efforts for Q2

Apr 14, 2022
ICBA’s second quarter “Advocacy in Action” government relations dashboard recaps key issues at the forefront and offers an update on efforts to advance ICBA’s policy positions before Congress and financial agencies.

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.