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ICBA Announces Launch of Online Community Exclusively for Members

Jul 11, 2023 | Press Release
ICBA today announced the launch of ICBA Community—an online platform that provides professional networking and discussion opportunities exclusively for community bankers.

ICBA Commends Fed Vice Chair Barr for Targeting Regulatory Capital Reforms on Largest Institutions

Jul 10, 2023 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr’s remarks on pending regulatory capital rules.

Texas Community Banker Elected to ICBA Securities Board

Jul 7, 2023 | Press Release
ICBA Securities Inc.®, the broker-dealer subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), today announced the election of Gabriel Guerra, president and CEO of Kleberg Bank in Corpus Christi, Texas, to the ICBA Securities board of directors.

CRA Partners/USI Alliance Welcomes New York Community Banker to Board of Directors

Jul 3, 2023 | Press Release
CRA Partners/USI Alliance, an ICBA affiliate, today announced the election of Robert M. Fisher, president, CEO, and chairman of Tioga State Bank in Spencer, N.Y., as a member of the USI Alliance and Senior Housing Crime Prevention Investment Corp. board of directors.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Demo Day Highlights the Future of Real-time Payments and Deposit Innovation for Community Banks

Jun 29, 2023 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) hosted its fifth annual ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Demo Day, the first since ICBA brought the accelerator program in-house and in its new home in Atlanta.

ICBA Commends Fed’s Bowman for Remarks on Pending Regulatory Capital Reforms

Jun 28, 2023 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman’s recent remarks on responsive and responsible bank regulation and supervision.

ICBA Services Network Announces Appointments to its Community Banker-led Board of Directors

Jun 22, 2023 | Press Release
ICBA Services Network, the business-services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), today announced the election of Robert Barnes, president and CEO of Priority One Bank in Magee, Miss.; Ruth Christopher, secretary of Amador Bancshares Inc. in Las Cruses, N.M.; and Doug Ouellette, chief community banking officer of Mercantile Bank in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., to its board of directors.

ICBA Bancard Names New Mexico Community Banker as Chairman While Michigan Community Banker Joins Board

Jun 21, 2023 | Press Release
ICBA Bancard, the payments-services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), announced the election of Ruth Christopher, board member for Citizens Bank of Las Cruces, N.M., and secretary of its holding company, Amador Bancshares Inc., as chairman of the ICBA Bancard board of directors.

Join ICBA’s ThinkTECH Accelerator Showcase June 28 & 29

Jun 16, 2023 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) will host a two-day ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator event featuring cohort graduates, where they will showcase their community bank offerings following their 10-week intensive bootcamp.

ICBA and Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation Share Tips to Help Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

Jun 15, 2023 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and its affiliate, the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF), are providing tips for preventing elder financial abuse in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15.

ICBA Offers Tips to Help Simplify the Homebuying Process

Jun 9, 2023 | Press Release
In recognition of National Homeownership Month in June, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is encouraging current and prospective homeowners to consult their trusted local community banker about how to make the homebuying process easier and more affordable.

ICBA Strongly Opposes Anti-Consumer Credit Card Bill

Jun 7, 2023 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today’s introduction of legislation to impose routing restrictions on credit card transactions.

ICBA Statement on Interagency Guidance on Third-Party Risk Management

Jun 7, 2023 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman’s statement regarding interagency third-party risk management guidance.

ICBA Independent Banker Recognizes Emerging Leaders in Annual 40 Under 40 List

Jun 2, 2023 | Press Release
Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), announced its fifth annual list of 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders.

Regulators Offer Insights, Input and Guidance on the Growth of Community Bank Innovation at ICBA ThinkTECH’s Regulator Day

Jun 1, 2023 | Press Release
Recognizing the need to prioritize and foster ongoing engagement between regulators and the community banking technology community, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today hosted its focused “Regulator Day.”

TCM Bank Celebrates 25 Years of Service to Community Banks

May 30, 2023 | Press Release
ICBA Bancard®, the payments services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), announced that its credit card bank, TCM Bank, N.A., is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month.

ICBA to Congress: SBA Should Pause 7(a) Rule

May 17, 2023 | Press Release
ICBA today told Congress that the Small Business Administration should pause new rules lifting the moratorium on the number of non-federally regulated institutions, including nonbank fintech companies, that can make loans under its 7(a) program.

ICBA Releases 2023 Community Banking Policy Resolutions

May 16, 2023 | Press Release
ICBA today released its legislative and regulatory policy objectives for 2023 during the ICBA Capital Summit. Developed and approved by ICBA volunteer community bankers, these resolutions will guide ICBA advocacy in the coming year and reflect its unique mission of creating and promoting an environment where community banks flourish.

As Community Bankers Gather in Nation’s Capital, Polling Confirms Growing Public Support for Local Banking

May 15, 2023 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today is kicking off the 2023 ICBA Capital Summit in Washington with the release of new national and state-level polling data showing Americans in all 50 states have an increasingly favorable view of community banking.

ICBA Commends FDIC for Exempting Community Banks from Special Assessment

May 11, 2023 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today’s Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation proposed rule on special assessments for the resolutions of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank of New York.