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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.

ICBA Community Bankers Share Perspectives on Paycheck Protection Program at White House Meeting

Apr 7, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA leadership represented the nation’s nearly 5,000 community banks at a virtual meeting held at the White House with President Donald J. Trump to discuss the status of the Paycheck Protection Program created by the recently enacted CARES Act.

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.