Task force updates AML-deficiency jurisdictions

Mar 11, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Financial Action Task Force—a global anti-money-laundering watchdog—updated its statements concerning jurisdictions with strategic AML, terrorist-financing, and weapons-proliferation deficiencies.

CFPB launches rural America initiative

Mar 11, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launched an initiative to focus on financial issues facing rural America.

ICBA Examining Executive Order on Digital Assets and Its Impact on Community Banks and Consumers

Mar 9, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the White House’s executive order on digital asset risks and opportunities.

Rounds, Gruenberg, Hsu addressing 2022 Capital Summit

Mar 9, 2022
Several speakers are set for the 2022 ICBA Capital Summit, the industry’s premier advocacy event scheduled for May 1-4 in Washington, D.C.

Agencies announce crypto-related charges with executive order on deck

Mar 9, 2022
The Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced separate charges related to digital asset-related fraud.

ICBA campaign targeting credit union tax exemption

Mar 9, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA is running a targeted digital campaign encouraging congressional offices to press credit unions on acquisitions of community banks and other key issues.

ICBA supports Senate TAILOR Act

Mar 9, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA expressed support for Senate legislation to promote tiered banking regulation by requiring agencies to tailor regulatory actions based on the risk profile and business model of affected institutions.

Jennifer Newman Joins ICBA Congressional Relations Team as Assistant Vice President

Mar 8, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), announced today the hire of Jennifer Newman as assistant vice president of congressional relations.

New sanctions target Russian billionaires, disinformation

Mar 4, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Treasury and State departments announced additional sanctions on Russian individuals and companies for supporting the Russian government despite existing sanctions.

FinCEN: Beneficial ownership rulemaking next step in BSA/AML overhaul

Mar 4, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is working to issue proposed rules on beneficial ownership information access and disclosure requirements, FinCEN Deputy Director AnnaLou Tirol said.

Alabama Banker Elected ICBA Chairman

Mar 2, 2022 | Press Release
Brad M. Bolton, president, CEO and senior lender of Community Spirit Bank in Red Bay, Ala., was elected chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America for 2022-23. His term begins March 3 at the conclusion of the ICBA LIVE national convention in San Antonio.

ICBA Announces 2022-23 Executive Committee

Mar 2, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced the election of its 2022-23 Executive Committee during the 2022 ICBA LIVE national convention in San Antonio.

Incoming ICBA Chairman Brad Bolton: There’s No Success without Sacrifice

Mar 2, 2022 | Press Release
Incoming Independent Community Bankers of America Chairman Brad Bolton encouraged community banks attending ICBA LIVE to sacrifice a few minutes of every day to engage in ICBA advocacy efforts for the benefit of future generations.

ICBA’s Rebeca Romero Rainey: Race for Community Banks and Main Street a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Mar 1, 2022 | Press Release
During her keynote speech today at ICBA LIVE, Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey reminded community bankers theyare the heartbeat of this nation’s economy and every community deserves a community bank dedicated to its success.

ICBA Urges Congress to Ask Credit Union Representatives About Tax Exemption

Mar 1, 2022 | Press Release
With representatives from tax-exempt credit unions in Washington this week for meetings with congressional offices, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is calling on lawmakers to ask tough questions about the credit union tax exemption.

ICBA Expands Preferred Service Provider Agreement with Jack Henry

Feb 28, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA today announced its expanded relationship with Preferred Service Provider Jack Henry & Associates to include its Performance Scorecard tool, which helps community banks streamline and automate their incentive compensation system, improving tracking and creating timely performance updates at the individual, department, and enterprise level.

ICBA LIVE Kicks off in San Antonio: “All In, All Heart” Celebrates the Spirit of Community Banking

Feb 27, 2022 | Press Release
Starting today, community bankers and industry leaders from across the country will gather in-person for the 2022 Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) national convention ICBA LIVE, at the Henry B. González Convention Center.

ICBA: Insured Deposits Are Safe at a Community Bank

Feb 25, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today reminded consumers and community banking customers that their insured deposits are safe and backed by the full faith and credit of the federal government through the FDIC.

Biden administration announces sweeping Russia sanctions

Feb 25, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Biden administration announced a new set of economic sanctions against Russia following its launch of a military operation in Ukraine.

FHFA re-proposes GSE seller-servicer eligibility requirements

Feb 25, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Federal Housing Finance Agency re-proposed minimum financial eligibility requirements​ for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac seller-servicers.