Treasury announces additional Russia sanctions

Apr 7, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced additional sanctions on Russia’s largest banks and individuals connected to top Russian officials.

Banks, Credit Unions and Consumer Groups Call for Passage of Bipartisan Solution to Close ILC Loophole

Apr 5, 2022 | Press Release
A broad coalition of bank and credit union associations and consumer organizations today submitted a letter to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services urging passage of the Close the ILC Loophole Act (H.R. 5912), introduced by Representatives Chuy Garcia (D-IL) and Lance Gooden (R-TX).

ICBA offers Financial Literacy Month resources

Apr 5, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA is recognizing Financial Literacy Month this April with a national news release and customizable resources for community bankers on its Tell Your Story toolkit.

Video previews next month’s ICBA Capital Summit

Apr 5, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
A new ICBA video on Twitter previews the 2022 ICBA Capital Summit, scheduled for May 1-4 in Washington, D.C.

ICBA backs bills restricting U.S. CBDC, FedAccounts

Apr 5, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA expressed support for Senate and House legislation to restrict the Fed from offering a central bank digital currency or direct FedAccounts to consumers.

ICBA: Financial Literacy is Key to Establishing Fiscally Responsible Habits

Apr 4, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA and the nation’s community banks are encouraging Americans to take control of their financial future and embrace sound money management practices during Financial Literacy Month this April.

ICBA Celebrates the Community Banking Difference During Community Banking Month

Mar 31, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America is honoring the contributions of the nation’s nearly 5,000 community banks during April, which is ICBA Community Banking Month.

Former NCUA official continues pushback on credit union bank purchases

Mar 31, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
A former National Credit Union Administration official continued an ongoing series of blog posts raising concerns over credit union acquisitions of community banks.

CFPB keeps up drumbeat on overdraft fees

Mar 31, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
After the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last week extended the deadline to comment on "exploitive junk fees" charged by financial institutions, the bureau published another blog post targeting overdraft fees.

FDIC follows OCC with proposed large-bank climate principles

Mar 31, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The FDIC requested public comment on draft principles that would provide a high-level framework for institutions over $100 billion in assets to manage exposures to climate-related financial risks.

FDIC issues computer incident notification guidance

Mar 31, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The FDIC issued guidance on how banks it supervises can comply with recently established interagency incident notification requirements, effective May 1.

New blog post spotlights post-pandemic payments trends

Mar 30, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA’s latest blog post explores three post-pandemic payments trends and what they mean for community banks.

OCC issues computer incident notification points of contact

Mar 30, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The OCC issued a bulletin with the designated points of contact banks must use to satisfy recently established interagency incident notification requirements, effective May 1.

CFPB targets credit card late fees in ‘junk fee’ effort

Mar 30, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said credit card issuers charged $12 billion in late fees in 2020 and that many have made these penalties “a core part of their profit model.”

DeFi platform crypto hack might be largest ever

Mar 30, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Decentralized finance platform Ronin Network announced a hack of more than $625 million in cryptocurrencies, possibly the largest crypto hack on record.

ICBA Bancard is Here to Help

Mar 30, 2022 | Bancard Confidential
Our mission at ICBA Bancard is to deliver flexible, innovative payments and digital commerce solutions that allow community banks to flourish. To this end, ICBA Bancard’s relationship management team is here to help and is just an email or phone call away.

Understanding the What, Why, and How of Instant Payments

Mar 30, 2022 | Bancard Confidential
There is a lot happening in the payments world in 2022. As bankers try and digest a steady stream of news related to faster payments, it can be overwhelming to try and keep straight what all the different terms mean, what solutions ride which payment 'rails' or networks, and what actions banks should take in a complex payments landscape to attract and retain customers.

Instant Payments Fraud

Mar 30, 2022 | Bancard Confidential
Instant, faster, real-time: no matter how you describe the newest sets of payment rails, there are many questions as to how those payments may be protected.

Chairman's Column: Asking the Right Questions

Mar 30, 2022 | Bancard Confidential
As we come to the end of the first quarter of 2022, we’re still in the throes of finding our “new normal,” which is shaping everything from our branch strategy to product innovation and beyond. There are several issues deserving of our focus, but for many of us, instant payments has risen to become a necessary priority.

NY Fed analysis signals rise in student loan delinquencies

Mar 24, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Family Federal Education Loan borrowers, who were not covered by the federal freeze put in place during the pandemic, struggled with their debit payments, and could signal problems ahead for nearly 37 million covered loans and “rising delinquencies once forbearance ends and payments resume,” according to a recent New York Federal Reserve analysis.