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Jun. 29, 2018: ICBA Urges Treasury to Oppose Postal Banking Expansion

ICBA Urges Treasury to Oppose Postal Banking Expansion Jun. 29, 2018 Washington, D.C (June 29, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today called on the Treasury Department to recommend prohibiting an expansion of banking services at the U.S. Postal…

Jun. 28, 2018: ICBA Applauds Senate for Passing Farm Bill

ICBA Applauds Senate for Passing Farm Bill Jun. 28, 2018 Washington, D.C (June 28, 2018)—Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act…

Jun. 28, 2018: ICBA Congratulates Kathy Kraninger on Nomination for Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Director

ICBA Congratulates Kathy Kraninger on Nomination for Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Director Jun. 28, 2018 Washington, D.C (June 28, 2018)—Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the nomination of…

Jun. 28, 2018: ICBA Supports New SEC Disclosure Rule

ICBA Supports New SEC Disclosure Rule Jun. 28, 2018 Washington, D.C (June 28, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today thanked the Securities and Exchange Commission for issuing an ICBA-supported final rule reducing disclosure requirements for publicly held community…

Jun. 21, 2018: ICBA Calls for Meaningful Relief in Short-Form Call Report

ICBA Calls for Meaningful Relief in Short-Form Call Report Jun. 21, 2018 Washington, D.C (June 21, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today called on federal banking regulators to quickly implement the short-form call report for certain community banks…

Jun. 21, 2018: ICBA Applauds House Passage of Farm Bill

ICBA Applauds House Passage of Farm Bill Jun. 21, 2018 Washington, D.C (June 21, 2018)—Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the House’s passage of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act…

Jun. 21, 2018: ICBA-Supported Bill Strengthening Small-Business Lending Signed into Law

ICBA-Supported Bill Strengthening Small-Business Lending Signed into Law Jun. 21, 2018 Washington, D.C (June 21, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today thanked President Donald Trump for signing into law pro-community bank legislation to strengthen the Small Business Administration 7(a) program.…

Jun. 21, 2018: ICBA Opposes NCUA Rule Issued Amid Court Challenge

ICBA Opposes NCUA Rule Issued Amid Court Challenge Jun. 21, 2018 Parts of rule expanding powers of tax-exempt credit unions already thrown out in court Washington, D.C (June 21, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today expressed strong opposition…

Jun. 20, 2018: ICBA Backs Congressional Letter Seeking ADA Guidance

ICBA Backs Congressional Letter Seeking ADA Guidance Jun. 20, 2018 Community banks, other businesses face unsubstantiated claims from plaintiff law firms Washington, D.C (June 20, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today expressed support for a congressional letter to…

Jun. 18, 2018: ICBA, Other Groups Urge FHFA to Expand on Plans to Recapitalize Fannie, Freddie

ICBA, Other Groups Urge FHFA to Expand on Plans to Recapitalize Fannie, Freddie Jun. 18, 2018 Washington, D.C (June 18, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and other organizations today applauded Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt for proposing…

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Mar. 30, 2018: Fannie, Freddie Transfer $20.5B in Credit Risk in ’17

Fannie, Freddie Transder $20.6B in Credit Risk in ’17 Mar. 30, 2018 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac last year transferred $20.6 billion of credit risk on $689 billion in mortgages to the private sector, the Federal Housing Financing Agency said.…

Mar. 29, 2018: In Parting Shot, Hoenig Says Strong Standards Allow for Relief

In Parting Shot, Hoenig Says Strong Standards Allow for Relief Mar. 29, 2018 In his last policy address as FDIC vice chairman, Thomas Hoenig encouraged policymakers to ease the regulatory burden on community banks while maintaining strong prudential standards. Speaking…

Mar. 28, 2018: ICBA Outlines Ag Policies Ahead of Farm Bill Debate

ICBA Outlines Ag Policies Ahead of Farm Bill Debate Mar. 28, 2018 With Congress planning to write a new farm bill in the coming months, ICBA today released a white paper with its principles for a new multi-year farm bill.…

Mar. 27, 2018: Fine: House Has Always Led on Reg. Relief

Fine: House Has Always Led on Reg. Relief Mar. 27, 2018 The debate in Congress over whether the House should follow the Senate’s lead in passing meaningful regulatory relief legislation ignores the fact that the House took the lead in…

Mar. 26, 2018: GAO Recommends Fintech Regulatory Collaboration

GAO Recommends Fintech Regulatory Collaboration Mar. 26, 2018 Regulators could better collaborate to oversee fintech firms and protect consumers from potential financial harm, the Government Accountability Office said in a new report. Citing the varied and limited oversight of fintech…

Mar. 22, 2018: Spending Bill Re-Ups Flood Insurance, CDFI Fund

Spending Bill Re-Ups Flood Insurance, CDFI Fund Mar. 22, 2018 Omnibus spending legislation to keep the government open reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program through July 31 and decouples it from government funding. The extension, which is included in the…

Mar. 21, 2018: House Panel Advances Community Bank Relief Bills

House Panel Advances Community Bank Relief Bills Mar. 21, 2018 The House Financial Services Committee advanced several regulatory relief bills, including measures inspired by ICBA’s Plan for Prosperity. The Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act (H.R. 4790), sponsored by Rep. French…

Mar. 20, 2018: Labor Department Fiduciary Rule Vacated

Labor Department Fiduciary Rule Vacated Mar. 20, 2018 The Labor Department’s ICBA-opposed fiduciary rule was vacated by an appeals court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit overturned a lower court ruling upholding the rule, which required investment…

Mar. 20, 2018: Labor Department Fiduciary Rule Vacated

Labor Department Fiduciary Rule Vacated Mar. 20, 2018 The Labor Department’s ICBA-opposed fiduciary rule was vacated by an appeals court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit overturned a lower court ruling upholding the rule, which required investment…

Mar. 20, 2018: ICBA Launches Community Banking Month Video, Toolkit

ICBA Launches Community Banking Month Video, Toolkit Mar. 20, 2018 In preparation for Community Banking Month in April, ICBA updated its Marketing and Communications Toolkit. The updated toolkit features ICBA’s 2018 video highlighting the important rule of community bankers, customizable…

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