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ICBA Reviewing Fed Discussion Paper on U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency

Jan 21, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the Federal Reserve Board’s new discussion paper examining a potential U.S. central bank digital currency.

Community Banks to Gather in San Antonio for ICBA LIVE 2022

Jan 20, 2022 | Press Release
Register today for the Independent Community Bankers of America’s national convention, ICBA LIVE 2022 — the largest, most comprehensive educational event for the nation’s community bankers.

ICBA Announces Nominations for 2022-23 Board of Directors

Jan 18, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA today announced the nominees to serve on its 2022-23 board of directors. ICBA’s current board will vote on the nominations during ICBA LIVE 2022—the largest gathering of community banks in the country, which is scheduled for Feb. 27-March 3, 2022, in San Antonio.

ICBA Names Nicole Neumann Assistant Vice President of Member Relations

Jan 12, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced the hire of Nicole Neumann as assistant vice president of member relations.

ICBA 2022 ThinkTECH Accelerator Program Launches

Jan 11, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America in partnership with The Venture Center, and the State of Arkansas today officially unveiled its fourth annual ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator cohort during a virtual kickoff event focused on community bank innovation.

TCM Bank N.A., promotes three leaders to executive level positions

Jan 11, 2022 | Press Release
TCM Bank, N.A., the credit card bank of ICBA Bancard®, announced the promotions of three of its executives, Terri Howard as executive vice president and chief people officer, C.J. Littrell as executive vice president and chief operating officer and David Gonzalez as executive vice president and chief risk officer.

ICBA Bancard announces management promotions

Jan 7, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA Bancard announced management promotions for Rebecca Kruse who was named executive vice president and chief operating officer and Dina Mickens who was promoted to vice president and manager of operations and fraud.

ICBA Urges CFPB to Expand Exemptions from 1071 Reporting Rules

Jan 6, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA today called on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to exempt more community banks and small businesses from its proposal to implement new small-business loan data collection and reporting requirements.

ICBA Announces Staff Promotions

Jan 6, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced several staff promotions in recognition of their efforts to support the nation’s community banks.

ICBA Statement on Community Bank Leverage Ratio Guidance

Dec 22, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on new interagency guidance that indicates temporary relief from the 9% Community Bank Leverage Ratio will expire on Dec. 31.

ICBA, The Venture Center Announce 2022 Fintech Cohort Lineup for Kickoff Event

Dec 16, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, will formally introduce the 11 growth-stage fintech companies selected for the 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program.

ICBA Urges Fed to Accelerate Flow of FedNow Information

Dec 13, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) asked the Federal Reserve to accelerate the flow of information about the FedNow instant payments service to ensure community banks have the data they need to maximize participation ahead of the 2023 launch.

ICBA Statement on the Withdrawal of Saule Omarova’s OCC Nomination

Dec 7, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the withdrawal of Cornell University law professor Saule Omarova’s nomination to lead the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

ICBA/Travelers Deliver Over $4 Million in Dividends for Participating Community Banks

Dec 7, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA today announced that a dividend of $4.1 million will be shared by nearly 1,200 member banks based on their participation in the ICBA/Travelers insurance program in 2020.

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

Dec 2, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America 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 2021 list of the top influencers in the nation.

ICBA’s Independent Banker Names 2021 Best Community Banks to Work For

Dec 1, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Banker magazine today bestowed 2021 Best Community Banks to Work For honors upon five community banks for their exemplary efforts to create exceptional work environments for their employees.

ICBA, The Venture Center Announce 2022 ThinkTECH Accelerator Cohort

Nov 30, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, announced the selection of 11 companies for the fourth annual ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program, kicking off on Jan. 11, 2022.

Statement on Federal Reserve Nominations of Jerome Powell, Lael Brainard

Nov 22, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on today’s announcement that President Joe Biden intends to nominate Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell for a second term as chairman and Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard as vice chair.

ICBA Statement on House Passage of Reconciliation Bill

Nov 19, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey today issued a statement on the House passage of its budget reconciliation bill.

ICBA Introduces BankTech Ventures Investment Fund

Nov 19, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced the Initial Closing of a fund launched by BankTech Ventures, LP. The venture capital fund is designed to accelerate technology opportunities and adoption at community banks.