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ICBA Supports Federal Actions to Mitigate Nonbank Risks

Jan 27, 2023 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today’s federal actions to help mitigate the risks posed by crypto-asset firms.

ICBA Names Stephanie Foster as Director, ThinkTECH Accelerator

Jan 25, 2023 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced the hire of Stephanie Foster as director, ThinkTECH Accelerator. Foster serves in a newly created position following ICBA’s announced plans to bring its highly successful ThinkTECH Accelerator program inhouse.

ICBA to Regulators: Apply Stricter Resolution Standards on Large Regional Banks

Jan 23, 2023 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today urged federal regulators to apply stricter regulatory standards on large regional banks.

ICBA Shares Tips on How to Protect Your Financial Information

Jan 23, 2023 | Press Release
In recognition of Data Privacy Week, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is reminding consumers of practical steps to help safeguard their sensitive data and protect against losses in the event of a data breach or compromise.

ICBA Offers New Digital Transformation Series to Support Community Banks in their Innovation Journeys

Jan 17, 2023 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced a series of curriculum-driven events as part of its expanded ICBA ThinkTECH innovation programming.

ICBA Announces Nominations for 2023-24 Board of Directors

Jan 12, 2023 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced the nominees to serve on its 2023-24 board of directors.

Register for ICBA LIVE 2023: the Largest Networking Event for the Nation’s Community Bankers

Jan 10, 2023 | Press Release
Register today for the Independent Community Bankers of America’s (ICBA) national convention, ICBA LIVE 2023 — the largest, most comprehensive educational event for the nation’s community bankers.

ICBA to SBA: Don’t Add Unregulated Fintechs to Federal Loan Program

Jan 6, 2023 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) reiterated its call for the Small Business Administration to maintain its long-standing moratorium on the number of non-federally regulated institutions, including nonbank fintech companies, that can make loans under its 7(a) program.

ICBA/Travelers Deliver 21st Consecutive Dividend for Participating Community Banks

Jan 4, 2023 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced the 21st consecutive dividend for community banks participating in the Travelers ICBA insurance program’s Policyholder Safety Group Dividend plan.

ICBA Statement on New York’s Proposed Climate Risk Guidance

Dec 21, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on New York State Department of Financial Services proposed guidance on climate risk.

ICBA Statement on Confirmation of FDIC Board Nominees

Dec 20, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of President Joe Biden’s nominees to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. board of directors.

ICBA, Groups to Congress: CDFI Fund Proposal Would Harm Local Communities

Dec 20, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and other groups today requested a meeting with members of Congress to discuss a Treasury Department proposal that would irreversibly harm access to services provided by Community Development Financial Institutions Fund-certified depository institutions.

New ICBA Polling Shows Consumer Opposition to Bill That Would End Credit Card Rewards Programs

Dec 13, 2022 | Press Release
As Congress considers controversial legislation to apply routing restrictions to credit card transactions — which would end popular credit card rewards programs — the Independent Community Bankers of America released new polling conducted by Morning Consult indicating consumers oppose the policy change.

ICBA’s Romero Rainey, Merski Again Named  Top Lobbyists by The Hill

Dec 7, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey and ICBA Group Executive Vice President of Congressional Relations and Strategy Paul Merski are featured on The Hill’s 2022 list of the top Washington advocates in the nation.

ICBA Urges Senate to Pass Newly Introduced Bill to Close ILC Loophole

Dec 6, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today expressed its strong support for Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown's (D-Ohio) introduction of the Close the Shadow Banking Loophole Act to close the industrial loan company loophole, which allows companies to skirt regulatory oversight and violates U.S. policy separating banking and commerce.

ICBA: Congressional Report Validates That Community Banks Are a Superior Alternative to Nonbank Lenders

Dec 2, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis’s report regarding the role of financial technology companies in facilitating a disproportionately high rate of fraudulent and otherwise ineligible loans through the Paycheck Protection Program.

ICBA Supports Congressional Letter Urging FHFA to Align Capital Standards with Banking Regulators

Dec 1, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) expressed support for a new bipartisan letter from members of Congress urging the Federal Housing Finance Agency to align its capital rules with those of federal banking regulators to avoid penalizing community banks for supporting local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ICBA’s Independent Banker Names 2022 Best Community Banks to Work For

Nov 30, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), announced its 2022 Best Community Banks to Work For recipients.

Proposed Changes to FDIC Supervisory Appeals System Fall Short of Progress

Nov 22, 2022 | Press Release
The FDIC has proposed changes to its new supervisory appeals structure aimed at increasing its independence, but the system still requires significant overhauls to preserve banks’ due process rights, ICBA and other groups said.

TCM Bank N.A., promotes Jay Hill to Senior Vice President, Transformation and Project Management

Nov 4, 2022 | Press Release
TCM Bank, N.A., the credit card bank of ICBA Bancard®, announced the promotion of Jay Hill from vice president of project management to senior vice president of transformation and project management.