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ICBA Statement on Community Reinvestment Act Reform Rule

May 20, 2020 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey released the following statement on today's Office of the Comptroller of the Currency final rule to reform Community Reinvestment Act regulations.

ICBA Names Leah Edwards AVP, Member Relations

May 20, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced the promotion of Leah Edwards to assistant vice president of member relations, effective June 1. In this expanded role, Edwards will be responsible for member recruitment and engagement in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

ICBA PPP Loan Campaign Connects Small Businesses with Community Banks While Funds Remain

May 18, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today launched its Paycheck Protection Program loan campaign to connect the nation’s small businesses with local community banks that continue to offer these loans in the midst of COVID-19.

ICBA, AIR and The Venture Center to Host Virtual Showcase

May 18, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America, in partnership with AIR, the Alliance for Innovative Regulation and The Venture Center, will host a virtual event for community banks featuring fintech offerings to help solve the Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness process.

ICBA Statement on NCUA Change in Low-Income Methodology

May 8, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA president and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey released the following statement on today's National Credit Union Administration changes to its low-income credit union designation.

ICBA Seeks Clarity on Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

May 6, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA is calling on the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration to provide additional guidance to community banks and their borrowers on the process for obtaining forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans.

ICBA Bancard Names Octavia Washington AVP, Operations Analyst

May 4, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA Bancard, the payments subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America, today announced that Octavia Washington has joined as assistant vice president and operations analyst.

ICBA Names Joel Williquette Senior Vice President, Operational Risk Policy

Apr 29, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America announced today Joel Williquette’s hire as senior vice president of operational risk policy.

ICBA to Treasury and SBA: Frustrated Community Bankers Need Access and Answers to SBA’s PPP Loan Processing

Apr 27, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement urging The Department of Treasury and the Small Business Administration to allow community banks access to the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program loan processing system and to provide much needed answers to today’s technical issues with the PPP relaunch.

ICBA Statement on Paycheck Protection Program Relaunch

Apr 27, 2020 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on today's relaunch of the Paycheck Protection Program.

ICBA Statement on Fed Rule Eliminating Transfer Restrictions

Apr 24, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today's Federal Reserve Board interim final rule on Regulation D.

ICBA Statement on House Passage of Additional PPP Funding

Apr 23, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA released the following statement after the House sent bipartisan legislation to restart the Paycheck Protection Program to President Trump to be signed into law.

ICBA Statement on Senate Passage of Second Round of PPP Funding

Apr 21, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey released the following statement after the Senate passed bipartisan legislation that includes an additional $310 billion to restart the Paycheck Protection Program and an ICBA-advocated allocation for community banks.

Mary Randolph Gannon Joins ICBA as Vice President of Political Operations

Apr 21, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced the hire of Mary Randolph Gannon as vice president of political operations. In this role Gannon will oversee the day-to-day responsibilities and operations of ICBPAC—ICBA’s political action committee—in alignment with ICBA’s policy objectives.

ICBA Names Rob Birgfeld EVP, Chief Marketing Officer

Apr 20, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA today announced that Rob Birgfeld has joined the organization as executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

ICBA Statement on Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Final Rule

Apr 16, 2020 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau final rule on Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data reporting.

ICBA Urges Immediate Paycheck Protection Appropriation as Funds Run Out

Apr 15, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA called on policymakers to immediately approve additional funds for the Paycheck Protection Program with the initial round of program funds expected to be exhausted soon.

ICBA and State Banking Associations Urge Paycheck Protection Program Changes

Apr 9, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America and nearly 30 state banking associations today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza imploring them to do everything in their power to assure timely access to the Paycheck Protection Program for the roughly one-third of the community banking industry.

ICBA and The Venture Center Showcase Community Bank Innovation

Apr 8, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, today hosted the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Virtual Demo Day, for its second cohort.

ICBA Urges Changes to Community Reinvestment Act Proposal

Apr 8, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today called on federal regulators to make needed changes to their proposal to reform Community Reinvestment Act regulations to promote equitable, consistent, and transparent implementation of the law.