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Independent Banker Ranks Top-Producing Lenders

Jul 6, 2017 | Press Release
The July issue of Independent Banker, the award-winning magazine of the Independent Community Bankers of America, spotlights Main Street’s top-producing lenders.

ICBA Names Prabhash Shrestha as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Strategy Officer

Jun 30, 2017 | Press Release
ICBA announced Prabhash Shrestha as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Strategy Officer. Shrestha will lead the association’s information technology and digital efforts and ensure their alignment with ICBA’s business goals and objectives.

ICBA Welcomes Treasury Report Advocating Community Bank Regulatory Relief

Jun 12, 2017 | Press Release
ICBA welcomes today’s Treasury Department report advocating targeted regulatory relief to support the nation’s community banks and the communities and rural areas they serve.

ICBA Statement on House Passage of Financial CHOICE Act

Jun 8, 2017 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Camden R. Fine issued the following statement on today’s House passage of House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling’s (R-Texas) Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 (H.R. 10).

ICBA Celebrates National Homeownership Month

Jun 2, 2017 | Press Release
In recognition of National Homeownership Month, ICBA is reminding current and prospective homeowners of community bank resources that make financing easier and more affordable.

Voters in Key Battleground States Support Structural Reforms to CFPB

May 22, 2017 | Press Release
Fifty-eight percent of registered voters in key battleground states say the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) should be run by a bipartisan commission, according to a Morning Consult poll commissioned by the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), and the American Land Title Association (ALTA).

ICBA Supports Main Street Regulatory Fairness Act

May 18, 2017 | Press Release
ICBA expressed support for the Main Street Regulatory Fairness Act (S. 1139), introduced by Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.).

ICBA Statement on Testimony from FHFA Director Mel Watt

May 11, 2017 | Press Release
ICBA president and CEO Camden R. Fine today issued a statement on Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt’s testimony before the Senate Banking Committee.

More than 100 ICBA Community Bankers Meet with President Trump

May 1, 2017 | Press Release
In an exclusive meeting between ICBA and President Trump, Vice President Pence, NEC Director Cohn and Small Business Administration chief Linda McMahon, ICBA urged common-sense regulatory relief that would unleash the economic power of the nation’s more than 5,800 community banks.

ICBA Urges OCC to Rescind Fintech Proposal

Apr 12, 2017 | Press Release
ICBA reiterated its concerns with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s proposal to grant special-purpose bank charters to unregulated financial technology companies.

ICBA Bancard Names Joe Buse as Vice President, Client Relations Manager

Mar 24, 2017 | Press Release
ICBA Bancard, the payments-services subsidiary of the ICBA announced Joe Buse’s hiring as vice president, client relationship manager.

ICBA: Banking Agencies Fail in Joint Review of Banking Rules ​ ​

Mar 21, 2017 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Camden R. Fine releases statement on the federal banking regulators’ joint report to Congress under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act (EGRPRA).

ICBA’s Cam Fine: Let’s See it Through

Mar 16, 2017 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Camden R. Fine called on community bankers to continue fighting for tiered and proportional regulations that will truly energize local economies. In a speech at the ICBA Community Banking LIVE® 2017 national convention, Fine told attendees to continue advocating to achieve meaningful regulatory reforms.

ICBA Testifies on Success of SBA Community Bank Loans

Mar 9, 2017 | Press Release
Cynthia Blankenship, vice chairman, chief financial officer and corporate president of Bank of the West in Grapevine, Texas, testified on behalf of ICBA before Congress about the value of the SBA's 7(a) loan program to local small business lending.

ICBA Statement on Financial Regulation Review

Feb 3, 2017 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Camden R. Fine released a statement on the executive order directing the Treasury Department and federal regulators to review financial services regulations.

Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma Endorses ICBA Securities

Jan 31, 2017 | Press Release
ICBA Securities Inc., the broker-dealer subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America, has received the endorsement of the Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma.

Community Bankers to Gather in San Antonio for 2017 Community Banking LIVE®

Jan 26, 2017 | Press Release
Registration open for the Independent Community Bankers of America's 2017 National Convention, Community Banking LIVE--the largest, most comprehensive educational event for the nation's community bankers.

ICBA: Credit Union Proposal Would Render Membership Restrictions Meaningless

Dec 12, 2016 | Press Release
ICBA expressed its strong opposition to a National Credit Union Administration proposal to further decimate field-of-membership rules for federally chartered credit unions. In a comment letter to the NCUA, ICBA said quadrupling the population limit for most community credit unions to 10 million violates statutory requirements that geographic-based credit unions may serve only a well-defined, local area.

ICBA Statement on Minneapolis Fed Plan to End Too-Big-To-Fail

Nov 16, 2016 | Press Release
ICBA commends the Minneapolis Fed for its recognition that reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens on community banks.

ICBA Statement on 2016 Election Results

Nov 10, 2016 | Press Release
ICBA congratulates Donald Trump and Mike Pence on their election victory.