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Sep 17, 2021 | NewsWatch Today

Romero Rainey: Continue IRS reporting push

ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey called on community bankers to continue engaging consumers against a proposal that would require banks to report customer account information to the IRS.

5 Ways Community Banks Can Manage the Card Chip Shortage

Sep 17, 2021
A semiconductor chip shortage has emerged as a real challenge for banks. Industries from automobile manufacturing to consumer electronics have been reporting issues for months, and now the effects have spread to the payments industry.

ICBA Opposes Proposed Changes to SBA 7(a) Program

Sep 16, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey stated that ICBA and the nation’s community banks strongly oppose legislative proposals to authorize the Small Business Administration to provide direct loans through its 7(a) program,"

ICBA Statement on Fannie, Freddie Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements

Sep 15, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements.

ICBA Encourages Consumers to Support Local Businesses During National Small Business Week

Sep 13, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is lending its voice to the thousands of organizations nationwide encouraging Americans to support locally owned businesses during National Small Business Week (Sept. 13-17).
Feb 25, 2021 | Letters to Regulators

COVID Relief Package Should Include USDA Business & Industry (B&I) Funding

The B&I program is expected to exhaust current funding in the next few months and faces a projected $1 billion shortfall in loan authority this fiscal year. This program is vital to sustaining rural businesses and job creation.
House, Senate leaders September 17, 2021
House, Senate Small Business Committees September 17, 2021
House, Senate leaders September 14, 2021
House Financial Services Committee September 13, 2021
Ways and Means Committee September 10, 2021
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