ICBA updates advocacy dashboard

Oct 5, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA updated its “Advocacy in Action” government relations dashboard for the fourth quarter with the latest community banking advocacy successes and priorities.

Bowman: Credit union acquisitions show need for rethinking merger standards

Oct 5, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
Credit union acquisitions of community banks support the case for including credit unions and other nonbanks in regulatory policies on proposed bank mergers, Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman said.

Lawmakers targeting credit cards that benefit retailers: op-ed

Oct 5, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
Retailers benefit from the convenience of credit cards at the same time they’re asking Congress to impose new routing restrictions, according to a new Washington Times op-ed.

Sheltered Harbor offers three pillars for cyber resiliency: blog

Oct 4, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
With Cybersecurity Awareness Month underway, a new ICBA blog post spotlights how the Sheltered Harbor initiative supports community bank cyber resilience.

ICBA offers teller specialist program for the team

Oct 4, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
The ICBA Teller Specialist Certificate Program equips community bank tellers with the knowledge and tools needed to meet the demanding requirements of the frontline banking environment.

ICBA-CISA exercise returns this fall

Oct 4, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are scheduled to host another tabletop exercise to support community bank cybersecurity this fall.

Independent Banker focuses on all things cybersecurity

Oct 3, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
The October issue of ICBA Independent Banker magazine features six things community banks need to know about cybersecurity today.

Regulators propose updated reporting on web addresses

Oct 3, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
The federal banking agencies proposed regulatory reporting changes related to the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s accounting standards update on troubled debt restructurings and vintage disclosures.

Supreme Court to begin hearing arguments on CFPB constitutionality

Oct 3, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
The U.S. Supreme Court today is set to hear arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

ICBA urging outreach on 1071, credit card legislation

Oct 3, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA continues urging community bankers to reach out to their lawmakers on two key initiatives pending in Congress.

ICBA Provides Consumer Tips to Safeguard Financial Data During Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Oct 2, 2023 | Press Release
In recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the nation’s community banks are offering tips to consumers on practical measures they can take to protect their sensitive data and reduce risk.

New ICBA podcast on how community banks can use AI

Oct 2, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
The latest episode of ICBA’s “Independent Banker” podcast spotlights what artificial intelligence means for community banks and how they can take advantage of it.

Short-term funding extension averts government shutdown

Oct 2, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
Congress on Saturday passed a short-term government funding extension, which President Joe Biden signed into law, averting a government shutdown. The agreement keeps the government funded at current levels until Nov. 17.

FinCEN issues updated guidance on beneficial ownership reporting

Oct 2, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued additional guidance and resources on pending beneficial ownership information reporting requirements.

FDIC updates consumer compliance exam manual

Sep 29, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
The FDIC issued an updated version of its Consumer Compliance Examination Manual, which exam staff use for supervisory activities.

Gruenberg: Interest in reforming deposit insurance has dissipated

Sep 29, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
There does not seem to be any imminent likelihood of changes to U.S. deposit insurance coverage, FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg said.

OCC issues 2024 supervision plan

Sep 29, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
The OCC released its bank supervision operating plan for fiscal 2024, which the agency’s staff uses to guide supervisory priorities, planning, and resource allocations.

Central bank group says CBDC experiment successful

Sep 29, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
The Bank for International Settlements said an experiment showed that wholesale central bank digital currencies can be used to facilitate cross-border trading and settlement between financial institutions.

FinCEN seeking comment on application for reporting identifier

Sep 29, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is seeking additional comment on a proposed application that entities would use to obtain an identifier for reporting beneficial ownership information.

FinCEN proposes extending deadline for filing beneficial owner info

Sep 28, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued a proposal to extend the deadline for certain reporting companies to file their initial beneficial ownership information reports.