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ICBA Sends Urgent Payment Protection Program Recommendations to Treasury and SBA

Apr 5, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza early this morning laying out urgent recommendations for the Paycheck Protection Program so that every community bank across the nation has the capability to access the system and help their customers during this critical time.

Community Banks Remain Shining Stars For Customers and Communities

Apr 1, 2020 | Press Release
In honor of Community Banking Month in April, the Independent Community Bankers of America recognizes the unmatched role that the nation’s nearly 5,000 community banks serve in helping their customers and communities through times of challenge.

ICBA-Advocated Measures in Congress-Passed Coronavirus Stimulus

Mar 27, 2020 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued this statement after the House passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, sending it to President Donald Trump to be signed into law.

Several ICBA-Advocated Measures Included in Coronavirus Stimulus Deal

Mar 25, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued this statement on the coronavirus stimulus package compromise reached today by Congress and the Trump administration.

ICBA Welcomes Venminder as Newest Preferred Service Provider

Mar 25, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America announced today that Venminder has been selected as the newest Preferred Service Provider for its third-party risk management software.

ICBA: Community Banks Put the “Community” in Banking

Mar 25, 2020 | Press Release
At a time of social distancing, the Independent Community Bankers of America wants consumers to know that community banks put the “community” into banking and are here to serve the needs of their customers and communities throughout the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

ICBA: Community Banks Continue to Serve Rural America

Mar 24, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America and the nation’s community banks are honoring the contributions of America’s local farmers, ranchers and agricultural enterprises during today's National Ag Day.

ICBA Offers Tips on FDIC Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 23, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America wants consumers to rest assured that their FDIC insured deposits are safe in their local community bank and offers additional tips for expanding coverage.

ICBA Statement on Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Mar 22, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued this statement on the coronavirus stimulus package that Congress and the Trump administration are developing.

ICBA: Insured Deposits Are Safe at a Community Bank

Mar 20, 2020 | 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 Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Consumer, Civil Rights Groups & Industry Urge FDIC: Halt Approval of Industrial Bank Applications, Close ILC Loopholes First

Mar 19, 2020 | Press Release
The Bank Policy Institute, Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), NAACP, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Independent Community Bankers of America sent a letter to Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairwoman Jelena McWilliams urging the agency not to approve deposit insurance applications submitted by industrial banks or industrial loan companies (ILC) until its ILC rulemaking is final.

ICBA Statement on FDIC Industrial Loan Company Proposal

Mar 18, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued this statement on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s proposed rule on industrial loan companies.

ICBA Statement on Coronavirus

Mar 11, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued this statement on the coronavirus outbreak following a White House meeting with President Donald Trump and other bank leaders.

New ICBA Chairman to Community Bankers: Our Roots Run Deep

Mar 11, 2020 | Press Release
Incoming Independent Community Bankers of America Chairman Noah Wilcox called on 2020 ICBA LIVE national convention attendees to exert their political influence and strong community ties to support the community banking industry.

ICBA Announces 2020-21 Executive Committee

Mar 11, 2020 | Press Release
Noah W. Wilcox, president, CEO and chairman of Grand Rapids State Bank and its holding company, Wilcox Bancshares Inc., in Grand Rapids, Minn., was elected ICBA chairman and serves as chairman of the ICBA Executive Committee and board of directors.

Minnesota Banker Elected ICBA Chairman

Mar 11, 2020 | Press Release
Noah W. Wilcox, president, CEO and chairman of Grand Rapids State Bank and its holding company, Wilcox Bancshares Inc., in Grand Rapids, Minn., was elected chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America.

ICBA Bancard Celebrates 35 Years of Service to Community Banks

Mar 9, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA Bancard, the payments subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America, is celebrating its 35th anniversary during the 2020 ICBA LIVE national convention in Orlando, March 8-12.

ICBA’s Romero Rainey: Embrace Your Collective Strength

Mar 9, 2020 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey reminded community bankers of their unified power to effect change for the benefit of local communities nationwide.

ICBA Bancard and Ondot Announce Partnership

Mar 9, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA Bancard®, the payments subsidiary of ICBA, announced today an agreement with Ondot Systems for a white label version of Card App. Through the agreement, community banks can offer their customers the latest digital experiences, providing convenience, transparency and control over their credit and debit cards.

ICBA Launches National Convention: Encourages Community Bankers to Lead with Bold Vision and Clear Focus

Mar 8, 2020 | Press Release
Starting today, community bankers, industry leaders and financial experts from across the nation will gather for the 2020 Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) national convention, ICBA LIVE®, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando.