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ICBA Urges Congress to Ask Credit Union Representatives About Tax Exemption

Mar 1, 2022 | Press Release
With representatives from tax-exempt credit unions in Washington this week for meetings with congressional offices, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is calling on lawmakers to ask tough questions about the credit union tax exemption.

ICBA Expands Preferred Service Provider Agreement with Jack Henry

Feb 28, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA today announced its expanded relationship with Preferred Service Provider Jack Henry & Associates to include its Performance Scorecard tool, which helps community banks streamline and automate their incentive compensation system, improving tracking and creating timely performance updates at the individual, department, and enterprise level.

ICBA LIVE Kicks off in San Antonio: “All In, All Heart” Celebrates the Spirit of Community Banking

Feb 27, 2022 | Press Release
Starting today, community bankers and industry leaders from across the country will gather in-person for the 2022 Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) national convention ICBA LIVE, at the Henry B. González Convention Center.

ICBA: Insured Deposits Are Safe at a Community Bank

Feb 25, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today reminded consumers and community banking customers that their insured deposits are safe and backed by the full faith and credit of the federal government through the FDIC.

ICBA Provides Savings Tips for Consumers During America Saves Week, Feb. 21-25

Feb 22, 2022 | Press Release
During America Saves Week, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) offers consumers savings tips as they work towards building a secure financial future.

ICBA Backs Bills to Tailor CFPB’s 1071 Reporting Rule

Feb 16, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA today expressed support for three House bills to mitigate the negative impact of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposal implementing new data collection and reporting requirements for small-business loans.

ICBA to OCC: Avoid One-Size-Fits-All Climate Principles

Feb 15, 2022 | NewsWatch Today | Press Release
ICBA applauded the OCC for tailoring its proposed climate-related financial risk management principles to banks over $100 billion in assets, though the association expressed concerns that examiners could eventually apply the framework to community banks.

ICBA to Senate: Oppose Postal Banking Amendments

Feb 15, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America called on senators to oppose amendments to the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 (H.R. 3076) that would authorize the U.S. Postal Service to offer additional banking services.

Regulators to Share Views on Community Bank Innovation at ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Event

Feb 3, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America, in partnership with The Venture Center, will host a one-day virtual summit for policymakers and the 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator fintech cohort, to discuss the future of community bank innovation.

Joint Trades Statement on CFPB Request for Information on Fees

Jan 26, 2022 | Press Release
The following statement was issued by the American Bankers Association, Bank Policy Institute, Consumer Bankers Association, Credit Union National Association, Financial Services Forum, Independent Community Bankers of America, National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions and National Bankers Association today after the CFPB announced a new Request for Information on fees.

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.