Newsroom Graphic

Press Releases

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.

ICBA Statement on Iowa Rejecting Credit Union-Bank Deal

Mar 4, 2020 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the Iowa Division of Banking decision to block a credit union acquisition of a community bank.

ICBA Applauds National Taxpayers Union Call for Credit Union Hearings

Feb 19, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America applauded the National Taxpayers Union for joining its call for Congressional oversight hearings in the face of mounting evidence suggesting credit unions have outgrown their tax-exempt status.

ICBA Promotes Lilly Thomas to Executive Vice President

Feb 19, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America, today announced Lilly Thomas’ promotion to executive vice president and senior regulatory counsel, effective March 1, 2020.

ICBA Seeks Hearings on Surging Credit Union Acquisitions

Jan 29, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today called on Congress to hold hearings on the surge in tax-exempt credit unions purchasing tax-paying community banks.

ICBA Statement on Credit Union Proposed Rules

Jan 23, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today’s National Credit Union Administration board meeting.

ICBA Announces Nominations for 2020-21 Board of Directors

Jan 23, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA announced the nominees for its 2020-21 board of directors, which will be voted on during the 2020 ICBA national convention, ICBA LIVE, in Orlando.

ICBA Announces Staff Promotions

Jan 13, 2020 | Press Release

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2.0 Participants Revealed at Kickoff Event

Jan 8, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, today announced the 10 companies selected for the second annual ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program, which focuses on driving community bank innovation to create enhanced customer experiences.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2.0 Finalists to Be Unveiled

Dec 30, 2019 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, will announce the cohort finalists for the second year of the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program during a January 8 kickoff event in Little Rock, Ark.