Is your community bank ready for the Oct. 3 implementation of the revised Military Lending Act rules?
Is your community bank focused on hiring and retaining junior talent?
ICBA sued the National Credit Union Administration over its final rule expanding the credit union industry’s commercial lending authority. Does your community bank face commercial loan competition from credit unions in your area?
ICBA’s lawsuit over the National Credit Union Administration’s commercial lending final rule comes as the agency considers a separate rule on credit unions’ field of membership. Do you think the lawsuit will affect NCUA’s consideration of the field-of-membership rule?
What do you think is the most likely impact of the Wells Fargo scandal on community banks?
Washington State suspended an update of its rules on credit union lending due to ICBA’s lawsuit against the National Credit Union Administration. Do you think ICBA’s suit will have a chilling effect on other credit union industry initiatives to expand its authority?
Do you think the Justice Department will prosecute Wells Fargo executives for the bank’s account scandal?
Do you think the court ruling that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s single-director governance structure is unconstitutional will make it more or less likely to be replaced by a five-member commission?
Should banks keep the chairman and CEO roles separate?
Has your community bank heard from any megabank customers turned off by the Wells Fargo phony-account scandal?
What kind of regulatory backlash will the Wells Fargo scandal produce for community banks?
Is your community bank interested in allowing potential customers to apply for your bank's credit card online?
What do you think about Election Day 2016?
Community banks have reported receiving demand letters from law firms alleging that their websites don’t comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Has your community bank received such a demand letter?
Has your community been affected by severe weather or flooding this year?
How active are you on LinkedIn?
Does your local community appear to be on the right or wrong economic track?
Has your community bank launched its own Go Local campaign in your local community?
ICBA is accepting nominations for the 2016 National Community Bank Service Awards. Has your bank ever been nominated?
What do you think the recent rash of Wall Street losses for online marketplace lenders will mean for the FinTech industry?
Does your bank use contract clauses requiring mandatory arbitration for consumer financial products and services?
How has the Affordable Care Act affected your bank’s ability to provide health-care benefits to your employees?
Has your community bank conducted active-shooter employee training?
Has your community bank’s payment card portfolio been affected by the recent Wendy’s data breach?
Does your community bank have a formal leadership development system in place to support succession planning?
What do you think will be the biggest community bank impact of the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” from the European Union?
What do you think about the concessions that community bankers achieved in the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s final credit-loss standard?
Do you think recent initiatives in the House of Representatives to advance regulatory relief and repeal the Durbin Amendment will have a positive impact on the banking environment?
What do you think of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed rule on small-dollar loans?
The FDIC and Wall Street Journal recently reported that community banks are outperforming the rest of the banking industry. What do you think is the cause?
ICBA is offering custom resources to help community banks celebrate National Small Business Week. Does your community bank take part in the celebration?
The ICBA Washington Policy Summit is this week. Have you ever met with a member of Congress to advocate community banking issues?
What do you think of the OCC’s plan to manage “responsible innovation” in financial technology, or fintech?
Following years of ICBA advocacy, the FDIC reduced from seven years to three years the period of heightened supervisory monitoring of newly formed banks. Do you think this will contribute to more de novo charters?
April is ICBA Community Banking Month. What are you doing to celebrate? Check all that apply.
Does your bank expect a higher or lower net interest margin in 2016?
What standard, framework or assessment does your institution use to implement cybersecurity controls?
ICBA this year has already initiated high-priority grassroots advocacy campaigns on the Financial Accounting Standards Board and National Credit Union Administration proposals. Have you used ICBA’s Be Heard website to reach out to policymakers on these issues?
What was the biggest community bank advocacy success of 2015?
Lending demand is steadily rising in certain markets. Is your community bank actively looking to attract more retail deposits to support its lending?
This week is America Saves Week, a nationwide campaign that encourages consumers to save. Does your community bank promote the importance of saving as part of its community outreach?
A recent poll found that 90 percent of consumers agree that retailers should be held to the same data-security standards as financial institutions. Do you think Congress will act on legislation that would require retailers to have data-security processes like those required of banks under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act?
ICBA recently announced that Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa will speak at this year’s ICBA Community Banking LIVE national convention. What do you find to be the biggest draw for the ICBA convention?
Which will be the biggest challenge facing community banks in 2016?
Regulators are concerned about credit risk for banks operating in energy markets. Have low energy prices had any impact on your bank’s borrowers?
If your bank performs its core processing in-house, are you interested in joining a consortium of similar banks to share insights, ideas and challenges?
Loan balances increased by more than 6 percent in 2015, according to the FDIC. Do you expect 2016 loan growth to be higher or lower than 6 percent?