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ICBA Announces End of Year Staff Promotions

Dec 23, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America announced several staff announcements, effective Jan. 1, 2021. The new titles and responsibilities reflect ICBA’s three-pronged focus on advocacy, innovation and education on behalf of the nation’s community banks.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2021 Finalists Revealed

Dec 23, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, will kick-off the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2021 with the unveiling of the 10 selected participants during a virtual kick-off event in Little Rock, Ark on Jan. 6th.

ICBA Secures Relief in New Stimulus Measure

Dec 21, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America thanked Congress for passing compromise economic stimulus legislation with ICBA-advocated provisions supporting local communities.

Banking and Consumer Groups Urge Congress to Close Statutory Loophole in Response to FDIC Final Rule on ILCs

Dec 18, 2020 | Press Release
Today, the Bank Policy Institute, Center for Responsible Lending and the Independent Community Bankers of America issued the following joint statement in response to a vote by the FDIC to approve a final rule on Industrial Loan Companies.

ICBA Statement on Credit Union Debt Rule

Dec 17, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA and the nation's community banks strongly oppose today’s National Credit Union Administration approval of a final rule that will allow the largest and most complex tax-exempt credit unions to issue subordinated debt to institutional investors.

Community Banks Participating in ICBA/Travelers Program Receive Year End Dividend

Dec 16, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced that a dividend of $4.3 million will be shared by more than 1,200 community banks based on their participation in the 2019 ICBA/Travelers insurance program.

ICBA Statement on ILC, Brokered Deposit Rules

Dec 15, 2020 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on today's Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. final rule on industrial loan companies.

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

Dec 10, 2020 | 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 2020 list of the top influencers in the nation.

ICBA’s Independent Banker Reveals 2020 Best Community Banks to Work For

Dec 1, 2020 | Press Release
Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America, today unveiled its 2020 Best Community Banks to Work For, recognizing five community banks for their exemplary efforts to create an exceptional work environment for employees.

ICBA Statement on Janet Yellen's Treasury Secretary Nomination

Nov 30, 2020 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on Janet Yellen's nomination for Treasury secretary.

Register Today for the Virtual ICBA ThinkTECH Policy Summit

Nov 24, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA is hosting a virtual ICBA ThinkTECH Policy Summit to bring the nation’s community banks together with key stakeholders to discuss fintech policies and opportunities for further collaboration in support of community bank innovation.

Alex Galeano Joins ICBA as SEVP and Chief Financial Officer

Oct 28, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced that Alex Galeano has joined the organization as senior executive vice president and chief financial officer.

ICBA-Backed Bill Stops Unintended Regulations from PPP Lending

Oct 26, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA and the nation's community banks support new legislation that would prevent regulatory penalties for community banks with $15 billion or less in total assets due to their PPP lending, said ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey.

Promontory Interfinancial Network Changes Name to IntraFi Network

Oct 21, 2020 | Industry News From Corporate Members | News | Press Release
IntraFi Network has built the nation’s largest deposit network, chosen by more than 3,000 financial institutions. The company was founded in 2002, invented reciprocal deposits, and is widely used by big and small banks alike.

ICBA-Advocated FDIC Rule Ensures Community Banks Not Inadvertently Punished for PPP Leadership

Oct 20, 2020 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on the FDIC's adjustment to regulatory asset thresholds.

Nasreen Quibria Joins ICBA as Vice President, Emerging Payments and Technology Policy

Oct 15, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced the hire of Nasreen Quibria as vice president of emerging payments and technology policy.

ICBA Statement on Simplified PPP Loan Forgiveness

Oct 9, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on the Small Business Administration's simpler loan forgiveness application for some Paycheck Protection Program loans.

Brian Laverdure Joins ICBA as Vice President, Payments and Technology Policy

Oct 8, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced the hire of Brian Laverdure as vice president of payments and technology policy.

ICBA Offers Cybersecurity Tips So Consumers Can Connect Online with Confidence

Oct 1, 2020 | Press Release
As Americans venture online in greater numbers to accommodate work, school and shopping, ICBA and the nation’s community banks are offering practical steps during Cybersecurity Awareness Month to help them safeguard sensitive data.

ICBA to Participate in 'Sandbox' Project to Improve Mortgage Rules

Oct 1, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule innovation during today's Montana State University virtual event.