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ICBA’s Romero Rainey, Merski Again Named  Top Lobbyists by The Hill

Dec 7, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey and ICBA Group Executive Vice President of Congressional Relations and Strategy Paul Merski are featured on The Hill’s 2022 list of the top Washington advocates in the nation.

ICBA Urges Senate to Pass Newly Introduced Bill to Close ILC Loophole

Dec 6, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today expressed its strong support for Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown's (D-Ohio) introduction of the Close the Shadow Banking Loophole Act to close the industrial loan company loophole, which allows companies to skirt regulatory oversight and violates U.S. policy separating banking and commerce.

ICBA: Congressional Report Validates That Community Banks Are a Superior Alternative to Nonbank Lenders

Dec 2, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis’s report regarding the role of financial technology companies in facilitating a disproportionately high rate of fraudulent and otherwise ineligible loans through the Paycheck Protection Program.

ICBA Supports Congressional Letter Urging FHFA to Align Capital Standards with Banking Regulators

Dec 1, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) expressed support for a new bipartisan letter from members of Congress urging the Federal Housing Finance Agency to align its capital rules with those of federal banking regulators to avoid penalizing community banks for supporting local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ICBA’s Independent Banker Names 2022 Best Community Banks to Work For

Nov 30, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), announced its 2022 Best Community Banks to Work For recipients.

Proposed Changes to FDIC Supervisory Appeals System Fall Short of Progress

Nov 22, 2022 | Press Release
The FDIC has proposed changes to its new supervisory appeals structure aimed at increasing its independence, but the system still requires significant overhauls to preserve banks’ due process rights, ICBA and other groups said.

TCM Bank N.A., promotes Jay Hill to Senior Vice President, Transformation and Project Management

Nov 4, 2022 | Press Release
TCM Bank, N.A., the credit card bank of ICBA Bancard®, announced the promotion of Jay Hill from vice president of project management to senior vice president of transformation and project management.

Kari Mitchum Joins ICBA as Vice President, Payments Policy

Nov 3, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced the hire of Kari Mitchum as vice president, payments policy.

ICBA Foundation Receives Pledges of More Than $200,000 for Community Banks and Employees Affected by Hurricane Ian

Nov 3, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) Foundation today announced that the disaster relief program, activated in coordination with ICBA-affiliated Florida Bankers Association, has over $200,000 pledged to assist employees and families of Florida’s community banks affected by Hurricane Ian.

ICBA Urges FHFA, Banking Agencies to Align Capital Rules

Nov 1, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today called on the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the federal banking regulators to align their capital rules to avoid penalizing community banks for supporting local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ICBA: Biden Administration's Flawed Remarks on Overdraft Are Misleading and Dangerous to Community Banks and The Customers They Serve

Oct 26, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued this statement following the release of overdraft protection guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), along with related remarks from President Joe Biden.

ICBA Strongly Opposes FDIC Vote on Assessment Rates

Oct 18, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today’s FDIC board vote approving an ICBA-opposed proposal to dramatically increase deposit insurance assessments.

ICBA, Affiliated State Associations Urge FHFA to Align Capital Rules with Banking Agencies

Oct 18, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and its affiliated state associations along with other banking organizations today called on the Federal Housing Finance Agency to align its capital rules with those of the federal banking agencies to avoid penalizing community banks for supporting local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ICBA Announces Member Relations Team Executive Promotions

Oct 7, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced promotions for William Pusey, who was named executive vice president, member relations, and Leah Edwards who was promoted to vice president of member relations for the Mid-Atlantic region.

Financial Services Trades to Congress: NDAA Shouldn’t Be a Payday for Retailers

Oct 6, 2022 | Press Release
Ten leading financial services trade associations sent a letter to U.S. House and Senate leadership and the top members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees warning them that attaching the so-called Credit Card Credit Card Competition Act of 2022 to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) “will rob military families of their credit card rewards, reduce the availability of safe credit, and undermine the nation’s data security.”

ICBA Offers Tips to Help Consumers Protect Financial Data During Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Oct 5, 2022 | Press Release
In recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the nation’s community banks are reminding consumers of practical steps to help safeguard their sensitive data and mitigate losses in the event of a data breach or compromise.

ICBA Statement on Recent Report on Zelle Fraud

Oct 4, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on a recent report from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Zelle.

Wayne Miller Named SVP, Innovation Programs as ICBA Brings ThinkTECH Accelerator Program In-House

Sep 29, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced Wayne Miller will join ICBA as senior vice president, innovation programs, effective October 17.

Gooden-Welch Bill Prioritizes Big Box Retailers over Consumers

Sep 27, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA and other groups today sent a letter to House leaders warning that pending interchange legislation would reduce access to credit, increase security risks associated with credit card use, and limit credit card rewards programs.

ICBA Brings Successful ThinkTECH Accelerator Innovation Program In-house

Sep 27, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced plans to bring its award-winning, community banker-led ThinkTECH Accelerator program in-house with a new, dedicated office based in the innovation hub of Atlanta.