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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…

Jun. 13, 2018: ICBA Opposes Plan to Ease Capital Rules on Riskiest Megabanks

ICBA Opposes Plan to Ease Capital Rules on Riskiest Megabanks Jun. 13, 2018 Washington, D.C (June 13, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced that it opposes a proposal from federal regulators to ease capital requirements on the…

Jun. 13, 2018: ICBA Applauds Senate Ag Committee Passage of Farm Bill

ICBA Applauds Senate Ag Committee Passage of Farm Bill Jun. 13, 2018 Washington, D.C (June 13, 2018)— Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the Senate Agriculture Committee’s successful passage…

Jun. 12, 2018: ICBA Calls for Swift Implementation of Regulatory Relief Law

ICBA Calls for Swift Implementation of Regulatory Relief Law Jun. 12, 2018 Pro-growth law helps community banks and local communities Washington, D.C (June 12, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) is calling on federal regulators to quickly issue regulations…

Jun. 05, 2018: Congress Passes ICBA-Supported Bill Strengthening Small-Business Lending

Congress Passes ICBA-Supported Bill Strengthening Small-Business Lending Jun. 05, 2018 Congress Passes ICBA-Supported Bill Strengthening Small-Business Lending Washington, D.C (June 5, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today thanked the Senate for passing pro-community bank legislation to strengthen the Small…

May 24, 2018: ICBA Statement on Capital Proposal from FHFA Director Mel Watt

ICBA Statement on Capital Proposal from FHFA Director Mel Watt May 24, 2018 ICBA Statement on Capital Proposal from FHFA Director Mel Watt Washington, D.C (May 24, 2018)—Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued…

May 24, 2018: Community Banker Victory: President Signs S. 2155 into Law

Community Banker Victory: President Signs S. 2155 into Law May 24, 2018 Community Banker Victory: President Signs S. 2155 into Law Pro-growth law will help community banks of all sizes Washington, D.C (May 24, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America®…

May 24, 2018: ICBA Congratulates Jelena McWilliams on Confirmation for FDIC Chairman

ICBA Congratulates Jelena McWilliams on Confirmation for FDIC Chairman May 24, 2018 ICBA Congratulates Jelena McWilliams on Confirmation for FDIC Chairman Washington, D.C (May 24, 2018)—Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following…

May 23, 2018: ICBA Statement on OCC Small-Dollar Guidance

ICBA Statement on OCC Small-Dollar Guidance May 23, 2018 ICBA Statement on OCC Small-Dollar Guidance Washington, D.C (May 23, 2018)—Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the Office of the…

May 22, 2018: ICBA Lauds Congress for Passing S. 2155

ICBA Lauds Congress for Passing S. 2155 May 22, 2018 House sends pro-growth community bank bill to president Washington, D.C. (May 22, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and the nation’s community bankers today lauded the members of Congress…

May 18, 2018: ICBA Statement on House Failure to Pass Farm Bill

ICBA Statement on House Failure to Pass Farm Bill May 18, 2018 Washington, D.C (May 18, 2018)—Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the failure of the House to pass…

May 15, 2018: ICBA Urges Swift Confirmation of Miki Bowman

ICBA Urges Swift Confirmation of Miki Bowman May 15, 2018 Nominee would bring community bank experience to the Fed Washington, D.C (May 15, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today called on the Senate Banking Committee to advance the…

May 09, 2018: Nation’s Community Bank State Associations Urge House Passage of Bipartisan Reg Relief Bill

Nation’s Community Bank State Associations Urge House Passage of Bipartisan Reg Relief Bill May 09, 2018 Washington, D.C (May 9, 2018)—A coalition of 43 state community banking associations affiliated with the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today called on…

May 08, 2018: House Passes ICBA-Supported Bill Strengthening Small-Business Lending

House Passes ICBA-Supported Bill Strengthening Small-Business Lending May 08, 2018 Washington, D.C (May 8, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today thanked the House of Representatives for passing pro-community bank legislation to strengthen the Small Business Administration 7(a) program. The…

May 07, 2018: 10,000 Sign ICBA Petition Urging House Passage of S. 2155

10,000 Sign ICBA Petition Urging House Passage of S. 2155 May 07, 2018 Communities waiting for relief and growth opportunities Washington, D.C (May 7, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today submitted to the House of Representatives a petition of…

Apr. 25, 2018: Community Banks and Credit Unions Agree—Pass S. 2155

Community Banks and Credit Unions Agree—Pass S. 2155 Apr. 25, 2018 ICBA and CUNA send joint letter to House leaders Washington, D.C (April 25, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America®(ICBA) and The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) today in a…

Apr. 24, 2018: ICBA Joins Sen. Hatch’s Call for Credit Union Transparency

ICBA Joins Sen. Hatch’s Call for Credit Union Transparency Apr. 24, 2018 Concerns that tax-exempt firms’ deposits on shaky footing Washington, D.C (April 24, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America®(ICBA) today expressed support for Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch’s (R-Utah)…

Apr. 24, 2018: ICBA Seeks One-Year Delay in ‘Beneficial Ownership’ Rule

ICBA Seeks One-Year Delay in ‘Beneficial Ownership’ Rule Apr. 24, 2018 Compliance Deadline Comes a Month After Agency Issues FAQs Washington, D.C (April 24, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America®(ICBA) is calling on the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to…

Mar. 01, 2018: ICBA Offers Summary of S. 2155 Ahead of Senate Vote

  ATTENTION MEDIA: The Senate is expected to vote next week on pro-community bank legislation, the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155). The Independent Community Bankers of America® is offering a rundown of how the…

Apr. 16, 2018: ICBA Endorses Miki Bowman for Fed Governor

Washington, D.C. (April 16, 2018)— The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today thanked President Donald Trump for nominating Kansas Bank Commissioner Michelle “Miki” Bowman for the Federal Reserve Board. Bowman would fill the ICBA-advocated position dedicated to individuals with experience…

Apr. 09, 2018: Community Bankers Storm Washington for ICBA Capital Summit

Washington, D.C. (April 9, 2018)— Community bankers from across the nation are in Washington this week to advocate immediate passage of meaningful regulatory relief as part of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) 2018 Capital Summit. Representing the nation’s…

Mar. 30, 2018: ICBA-Where You Choose to Bank and with Whom Matters

Washington, D.C. (March 30, 2018)—Where you choose to bank and with whom matters, says the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA, which is celebrating the nation’s nearly 5,700 community banks during ICBA Community Banking Month in April. To illustrate the positive…

Mar. 29, 2018: Media Advisory-ICBA Capital Summit April 9-11

WHAT: The nation’s community bankers will be in town April 9-11 for the Independent Community Bankers of America’s® (ICBA) 2018 ICBA Capital Summit. As S. 2155 makes it way to the House, this ICBA event provides a forum for community…

Mar. 28, 2018: ICBA White Paper Outlines Farm Policy Recommendations

Washington, D.C. (March 28, 2018)— With Congress planning to write a new farm bill in the coming months, the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today released a white paper with its principles for a new multi-year farm bill. ICBA’s…

Mar. 20, 2018: United Bankers’ Bank Announces Promotions

Bloomington, MN: William C. Rosacker, President & CEO of United Bankers’ Bank has announced the promotion of five employees. “We are pleased that we are able to leverage in-house talent and are fortunate to have each of these folks as…

Mar. 16, 2018: Pennsylvania Banker Elected ICBA Chairman

Las Vegas (Mar. 16, 2018)- Timothy K. Zimmerman, CEO of Standard Bank in Monroeville, PA., was elected chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) for 2018-19 during the 2018 ICBA national convention, ICBA Community Banking LIVE®, in Las Vegas.…

Mar. 16, 2018: ICBA Announces 2018-19 Executive Committee

Las Vegas (Mar. 16, 2018)- The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced the election of its 2018-19 Executive Committee during its 2018 national convention, ICBA Community Banking LIVE®, in Las Vegas. Timothy K. Zimmerman, CEO of Standard Bank of…

Mar. 16, 2018: New ICBA Chairman’s Message to Community Bankers: Build on Our Strong Foundation

Las Vegas (Mar. 16, 2018)- Timothy K. Zimmerman, CEO of Standard Bank in Monroeville, PA., who becomes chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), encouraged ICBA Community Banking LIVE® 2018 national convention attendees to leverage their political might…

Mar. 16, 2018: ICBA Announces 2018 Community Banking Policy Priorities

Las Vegas (Mar. 16, 2018)- The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced its top legislative and regulatory priorities for 2018. ICBA made the announcement at its ICBA Community Banking LIVE® national convention in Las Vegas. “ICBA pro-growth policy…

Mar. 14, 2018: Committees Advance ICBA-Supported Bill Strengthening Small-Business Lending

Washington, D.C. (Mar. 14, 2018)- The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today thanked the House and Senate Small Business Committee for advancing legislation to strengthen the Small Business Administration 7(a) program. The bipartisan Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight Reform…

Mar. 14, 2018: ICBA Thanks Senate for Passing S. 2155

Washington, D.C. (Mar. 14, 2018)- The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the leading proponent of community bank regulatory relief, today thanked the Senate for passing pro-community bank legislation and urged the House to advance needed relief immediately. The bipartisan Economic…

Mar. 14, 2018: ICBA and EnCirca Offer Pricing Promotion to Accelerate Community Bank Transition to .BANK

Las Vegas (Mar. 14, 2018)- The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and EnCirca announced a new pricing promotion to help community banks with the transition to .BANK websites and email addresses. For a limited time, community banks who sign…

Mar. 13, 2018: Visiting Community Bankers Volunteer with Project 150 to Help Homeless Youth in Las Vegas

Las Vegas (Mar. 13, 2018)- The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) announced a volunteer initiative during its 2018 national convention, ICBA Community Banking LIVE in Las Vegas. The initiative benefits local underprivileged high school students. ICBA, in partnership with…

Mar. 13, 2018: ICBA Kicks Off 2018 National Convention

Las Vegas (Mar. 13, 2018)- Beginning today, nearly 3,000 community bankers, industry leaders and financial experts will gather together for the 2018 Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) national convention, ICBA Community Banking LIVE®, at the Venetian Palazzo hotel in Las…

Mar. 13, 2018: ICBA Release Fintech Strategy Roadmap to Maximize Community Bank-Fintech Partnerships

Washington, D.C. (Mar. 13, 2018)- The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today released its Fintech Strategy Roadmap for community banks as they increasingly work in partnership with fintech firms to deliver services to their customers. The roadmap, written in…

Mar. 12, 2018: ICBA Sets Record Straight on S. 2155’s HMDA Impact

Washington, D.C. (Mar. 12, 2018)- The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) is clearing up misconceptions about how the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) would affect Home Mortgage Disclosure Act reporting. While opponents of…

Mar. 08, 2018: ICBA Representing Community Banks on Alternative Rates Panel

Washington, D.C. (Mar. 08, 2018)- The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today thanked Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell and Federal Reserve Bank of New York President and CEO William Dudley for inviting ICBA to represent community banks on the…

Mar. 6: ICBA Thanks House for Passing Pro-Growth Reforms

Washington, D.C. (March 6, 2018)– The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today thanked the House of Representatives for passing several pro-growth bills that will help community banks meet the needs of their local communities. “ICBA thanks the House for…

Mar. 6, 2018: ICBA Urges Support for S. 2155 as Senate Voting Starts

Washington, D.C. (March 6, 2018)– With the Senate beginning to vote today on the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155), the Independent Community Bankers of America® is reiterating its strong support for this pro-community bank…

Mar. 01, 2018: ICBA Offers Summary of S. 2155 Ahead of Senate Vote

ATTENTION MEDIA: The Senate is expected to vote next week on pro-community bank legislation, the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155). The Independent Community Bankers of America® is offering a rundown of how the measure…

Feb. 27, 2018: ICBA Statement on Agency Accounting-Standards Webinar

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 27, 2018)– Independent Community Bankers of America® President and CEO Camden R. Fine issued the following statement on today’s agency webinar on how community banks can implement the Current Expected Credit Loss accounting methodology. “ICBA and the…

Feb. 14, 2018: ICBA Statement on Fannie Mae Quarterly Loss

Washington D.C. (Feb. 14, 2018)– Independent Community Bankers of America® President and CEO Camden R. Fine today issued the following statement on Fannie Mae’s fourth-quarter net loss, which will require a capital infusion from the U.S. Treasury. “Fannie Mae’s $6.5…

Feb. 8, 2018: ICBA Thanks House for Passing Bill Improving Community Bank Access to Capital

Washington D.C. (Feb. 8, 2018)– The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today thanked the House of Representatives for passing ICBA-advocated legislation that would raise the consolidated assets threshold under the Federal Reserve’s Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement from…

Feb. 5, 2018: ICBA Statement on Federal Reserve Penalty Against Wells Fargo

Washington D.C. (Feb. 5, 2018)– Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) President and CEO Camden R. Fine released the following statement on the Federal Reserve’s penalties against Wells Fargo for pervasive and persistent misconduct that included the creation of millions…

Jan. 24, 2018: Nation’s Community Bank State Associations Urge Senate Passage of Bipartisan Reg. Relief Bill

Washington D.C. (Jan. 18, 2018)- A coalition of 43 state community banking associations affiliated with the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today called on the Senate to take up and pass bipartisan legislation to stimulate economic growth by providing much-needed…

Jan. 18, 2018: ICBA Thanks House Panel for Advancing Pro-Growth Reforms

Washington, D.C (Jan. 18, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today thanked the House Financial Services Committee for passing several pro-growth bills that will help community banks meet the needs of their local communities. “ICBA thanks Chairman Jeb Hensarling…

Jan. 18, 2018: ICBA Announces 2018-2019 Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. (Jan.18, 2018)– The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced the nominees for its 2018-2019 board of directors. ICBA’s board of directors will vote on the nominations during the 2018 ICBA national convention, ICBA Community Banking Live®, which will…

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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…

Mar. 20, 2018: House Reg. Relief Push Underway

House Reg. Relief Push Underway Ahead of Recess Mar. 20, 2018 With Congress heading home later this week for a two-week recess, ICBA is urging community bankers to call their district congressional offices in support of regulatory relief. ICBA’s Be…

Mar. 20, 2018: FDIC Reserve Ratio Ahead of Schedule

FDIC Reserve Ratio Ahead of Schedule Mar. 20, 2018 The FDIC’s Deposit Insurance Fund is on track to reach its mandated reserve ratio ahead of schedule, the agency said. In a report to the agency’s board of directors, FDIC staff…

Mar. 16, 2018: ICBA, Community Bankers Thank Senate for S. 2155 Vote

ICBA, Community Bankers Thank Senate for S. 2155 Vote Mar. 16, 2018 ICBA and community bankers assembled for ICBA Community Banking LIVE® thanked senators for passing substantial regulatory relief legislation. In a letter to lawmakers, ICBA said community bankers are…

Mar. 16, 2018: ICBA, Community Bankers Thank Senate for S. 2155 Vote

ICBA, Community Bankers Thank Senate for S. 2155 Vote Mar. 16, 2018 ICBA and community bankers assembled for ICBA Community Banking LIVE® thanked senators for passing substantial regulatory relief legislation. In a letter to lawmakers, ICBA said community bankers are…

Mar. 16, 2018: ICBA Preps for Community Banking Month with New Video

ICBA Preps for Community Banking Month with New Video Mar. 16, 2018 As ICBA Community Banking LIVE begins drawing to a close, ICBA is carrying on the momentum and preparing to celebrate Community Banking Month this April. Community bankers can…

Mar. 16, 2018: ICBA Preps for Community Banking Month with New Video

ICBA Preps for Community Banking Month with New Video Mar. 16, 2018 As ICBA Community Banking LIVE begins drawing to a close, ICBA is carrying on the momentum and preparing to celebrate Community Banking Month this April. Community bankers can…

Mar. 16, 2018: Heitkamp: Community Bankers Proven Difference-Makers

Heitkamp: Community Bankers Proven Difference-Makers Mar. 16, 2018 Community bankers have again proven themselves to be difference-makers over the past year, ICBA Chairman Scott Heitkamp said at ICBA Community Banking LIVE in Las Vegas. Heitkamp cited the industry’s many achievements…

Mar. 16, 2018: Heitkamp: Community Bankers Proven Difference-Makers

Heitkamp: Community Bankers Proven Difference-Makers Mar. 16, 2018 Community bankers have again proven themselves to be difference-makers over the past year, ICBA Chairman Scott Heitkamp said at ICBA Community Banking LIVE in Las Vegas. Heitkamp cited the industry’s many achievements…

Mar. 15, 2018: Senate Passes ICBA-Advocated Reg. Relief Bill

Senate Passes ICBA-Advocated Reg. Relief Bill Mar. 15, 2018 The Senate passed ICBA-advocated legislation providing substantial community bank regulatory relief. Following months of community bank grassroots outreach, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) passed on…

Mar. 15, 2018: Senate Passes ICBA-Advocated Reg. Relief Bill

Senate Passes ICBA-Advocated Reg. Relief Bill Mar. 15, 2018 The Senate passed ICBA-advocated legislation providing substantial community bank regulatory relief. Following months of community bank grassroots outreach, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) passed on…

Mar. 15, 2018: ICBA-Backed SBA Bills Advance in House, Senate

ICBA-Backed SBA Bills Advance in House, Senate Mar. 15, 2018 ICBA-supported legislation to strengthen the Small Business Adminstration 7(a) program advanced in both the House and Senate Small Business Committees. The bipartisan Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight Reform Act (H.R.…

Mar. 15, 2018: ICBA-Backed SBA Bills Advance in House, Senate

ICBA-Backed SBA Bills Advance in House, Senate Mar. 15, 2018 ICBA-supported legislation to strengthen the Small Business Adminstration 7(a) program advanced in both the House and Senate Small Business Committees. The bipartisan Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight Reform Act (H.R.…

Mar. 15, 2018: “Don’t Stop,” Fine Says in Final Convention Address

“Don’t Stop,” Fine Says in Final Convention Address Mar. 15, 2018 ICBA President and CEO Cam Fine told community bankers at ICBA Community Banking LIVE® that the community banking industry is strong, united, and resilient. In his final convention address…

Mar. 15, 2018: “Don’t Stop,” Fine Says in Final Convention Address

“Don’t Stop,” Fine Says in Final Convention Address Mar. 15, 2018 ICBA President and CEO Cam Fine told community bankers at ICBA Community Banking LIVE® that the community banking industry is strong, united, and resilient. In his final convention address…

Mar. 14, 2018: Long Term Parking: Multifamily MBS Can Serve Core Portfolio Needs

Long Term Parking: Multifamily MBS Can Serve Core Portfolio Needs by Jim Reber Mar. 14, 2018 Two thousand eighteen could be the year of the big investment portfolio shake-out. In particular, with industry earnings poised to jump this year, there…

Mar. 14, 2018: Long Term Parking: Multifamily MBS Can Serve Core Portfolio Needs

Long Term Parking: Multifamily MBS Can Serve Core Portfolio Needs by Jim Reber Mar. 14, 2018 Two thousand eighteen could be the year of the big investment portfolio shake-out. In particular, with industry earnings poised to jump this year, there…

Mar. 14, 2018: ICBA Urges Committees to Advance SBA 7(a) Bill

ICBA Urges Committees to Advance SBA 7(a) Bill Mar. 14, 2018 ICBA thanked the House and Senate Small Business Committees for marking up ICBA-supported legislation to safeguard the Small Business Adminstration’s 7(a) program. Both committees are scheduled to take up…

Mar. 14, 2018: ICBA Urges Committees to Advance SBA 7(a) Bill

ICBA Urges Committees to Advance SBA 7(a) Bill Mar. 14, 2018 ICBA thanked the House and Senate Small Business Committees for marking up ICBA-supported legislation to safeguard the Small Business Adminstration’s 7(a) program. Both committees are scheduled to take up…

Mar. 14, 2018: ICBA Presses Reg. Relief Bill Ahead of Final Senate Vote

ICBA Presses Reg. Relief Bill Ahead of Final Senate Vote Mar. 14, 2018 Bipartisan regulatory relief legislation awaiting a final Senate vote would go a long way toward creating a two-tiered regulatory system, ICBA President and CEO Cam Fine said…

Mar. 14, 2018: ICBA Presses Reg. Relief Bill Ahead of Final Senate Vote

ICBA Presses Reg. Relief Bill Ahead of Final Senate Vote Mar. 14, 2018 Bipartisan regulatory relief legislation awaiting a final Senate vote would go a long way toward creating a two-tiered regulatory system, ICBA President and CEO Cam Fine said…

Mar. 14, 2018: CFPB Updates Guides on Prepaid Rule

CFPB Updates Guides on Prepaid Rule Mar. 14, 2018 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau updated its resources on its 2016 prepaid rule to reflect amendments announced earlier this year. The CFPB’s Prepaid Rule Small Entity Compliance Guide and the Guide…

Mar. 14, 2018: CFPB Updates Guides on Prepaid Rule

CFPB Updates Guides on Prepaid Rule Mar. 14, 2018 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau updated its resources on its 2016 prepaid rule to reflect amendments announced earlier this year. The CFPB’s Prepaid Rule Small Entity Compliance Guide and the Guide…

Mar. 13, 2018: SBA 7(a) Bill Slated for Committee Votes This Week

SBA 7(a) Bill Slated for Committee Votes This Week Mar. 13, 2018 The House and Senate Small Business Committees are scheduled to mark up ICBA-supported legislation to safeguard the Small Business Adminstration’s 7(a) program so community banks can continue to…

Mar. 13, 2018: SBA 7(a) Bill Slated for Committee Votes This Week

SBA 7(a) Bill Slated for Committee Votes This Week Mar. 13, 2018 The House and Senate Small Business Committees are scheduled to mark up ICBA-supported legislation to safeguard the Small Business Adminstration’s 7(a) program so community banks can continue to…

Mar. 13, 2018: ICBA Sets Record Straight on S. 2155 as Senate Vote Approaches

ICBA Sets Record Straight on S. 2155 as Senate Vote Approaches Mar. 13, 2018 With opponents of bipartisan community bank regulatory relief legislation falsely claiming that it would disrupt Home Mortgage Disclosure Act reporting, ICBA is speaking out. In a…

Mar. 13, 2018: ICBA Sets Record Straight on S. 2155 as Senate Vote Approaches

ICBA Sets Record Straight on S. 2155 as Senate Vote Approaches Mar. 13, 2018 With opponents of bipartisan community bank regulatory relief legislation falsely claiming that it would disrupt Home Mortgage Disclosure Act reporting, ICBA is speaking out. In a…

Mar. 12, 2018: Senate Taking Up Revised Reg. Relief Bill

Senate Taking Up Revised Reg. Relief Bill Mar. 12, 2018 The Senate today resumes its debate over community bank regulatory relief legislation inspired by ICBA’s Plan for Prosperity. With a final vote expected in the coming days, ICBA continues urging…

Mar. 12, 2018: Senate Taking Up Revised Reg Relief Bill

Senate Taking Up Revised Reg. Relief Bill Mar. 12, 2018 The Senate today resumes its debate over community bank regulatory relief legislation inspired by ICBA’s Plan for Prosperity. With a final vote expected in the coming days, ICBA continues urging…

Mar. 09, 2018: Senate Reg. Relief Debate Resumes Next Week

Senate Reg. Relief Debate Resumes Next Week Mar. 09, 2018 ICBA urged senators to support an updated version of the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) offered by the bill’s chief co-sponsors. With the Senate…

Mar. 09, 2018: Senate Reg. Relief Debate Resumes Next Week

Senate Reg. Relief Debate Resumes Next Week Mar. 09, 2018 ICBA urged senators to support an updated version of the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) offered by the bill’s chief co-sponsors. With the Senate…

Mar. 09, 2018: CFPB Amends Servicing Rule on Bankruptcy Statements

CFPB Amends Servicing Rule on Bankruptcy Statements Mar. 09, 2018 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau amended its 2016 mortgage-servicing rule to give servicers more latitude in providing periodic statements to consumers entering or exiting bankruptcy. The final rule, which takes…

Mar. 09, 2018: CFPB Amends Servicing Rule on Bankruptcy Statements

CFPB Amends Servicing Rule on Bankruptcy Statements Mar. 09, 2018 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau amended its 2016 mortgage-servicing rule to give servicers more latitude in providing periodic statements to consumers entering or exiting bankruptcy. The final rule, which takes…

Mar. 08, 2018: Farmer Mac Reports 2017 Results and Announces 61% Dividend Increase

Farmer Mac Reports 2017 Results and Announces 61% Dividend Increase Mar. 08, 2018 The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac; NYSE: AGM and AGM.A) today announced its results for the fiscal quarter and year ended December 31, 2017, which included…

Mar. 08, 2018: Farmer Mac Reports 2017 Results and Announces 61% Dividend Increase

Farmer Mac Reports 2017 Results and Announces 61% Dividend Increase Mar. 08, 2018 The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac; NYSE: AGM and AGMA) today announced its results for the fiscal quarter and year ended December 31, 2017, which included…

Mar. 07, 2018: Reg. Relief Push Builds as S. 2155 Advances

Reg. Relief Push Builds as S. 2155 Advances Mar. 07, 2018 The Senate Banking Committee promoted the S. 2155 regulatory relief bill with a news release featuring supportive quotes from community bankers. The quotes from community bankers in several states…

Mar. 07, 2018: Reg. Relief Push Builds as S. 2155 Advances

Reg. Relief Push Builds as S. 2155 Advances Mar. 07, 2018 The Senate Banking Committee promoted the S. 2155 regulatory relief bill with a news release featuring supportive quotes from community bankers. The quotes from community bankers in several states…

Mar. 07, 2018: ICBA-Advocated Reg. Relief Bill Set for Senate Vote

ICBA-Advocated Reg. Relief Bill Set for Senate Vote Mar. 07, 2018 With ICBA-advocated regulatory relief legislation advancing to final Senate vote as soon as today, ICBA continues calling on community bankers to urge their senators to support the bill. The…

Mar. 07, 2018: ICBA-Advocated Reg. Relief Bill Set for Senate Vote

ICBA-Advocated Reg. Relief Bill Set for Senate Vote Mar. 07, 2018 With ICBA-advocated regulatory relief legislation advancing to final Senate vote as soon as today, ICBA continues calling on community bankers to urge their senators to support the bill. The…

Mar. 07, 2018: FHLBank Affordable Housing Program Updates Proposed

FHLBank Affordable Housing Program Updates Proposed Mar. 07, 2018 The Federal Housing Finance Agency proposed amendments to the Federal Home Loan Banks’ Affordable Housing Program. The proposal would reduce regulatory redundancies to give the FHLBanks more flexibility to align their…

Mar. 07, 2018: FHLBank Affordable Housing Program Updates Proposed

FHLBank Affordable Housing Program Updates Proposed Mar. 07, 2018 The Federal Housing Finance Agency proposed amendments to the Federal Home Loan Banks’ Affordable Housing Program. The proposal would reduce regulatory redundancies to give the FHLBanks more flexibility to align their…

Mar. 06, 2018: Quarles: Regulators Planning Volcker Rule Update

Quarles: Regulators Planning Volcker Rule Update Mar. 06, 2018 The regulation implementing the Volcker Rule is complex and not working well, Fed. Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles said. Quarles said regulators are planning to propose material changes to simplify…

Mar. 06, 2018: Quarles: Regulators Planning Volcker Rule Update

Quarles: Regulators Planning Volcker Rule Update Mar. 06, 2018 The regulation implementing the Volcker Rule is complex and not working well, Fed. Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles said. Quarles said regulators are planning to propose material changes to simplify…

Mar. 06, 2018: ICBA Making News on Behalf of S. 2155

ICBA Making News on Behalf of S. 2155 Mar. 06, 2018 The community banking industry’s media outreach on behalf of S. 2155 is continuing this week in key outlets. Following an op-ed campaign from ICBA community bankers in recent weeks,…

Mar. 06, 2018: ICBA Making News on Behalf of S. 2155

ICBA Making News on Behalf of S. 2155 Mar. 06, 2018 The community banking industry’s media outreach on behalf of S. 2155 is continuing this week in key outlets. Following an op-ed campaign from ICBA community bankers in recent weeks,…

Mar. 06, 2018: House to Continue Reg. Relief in Series of Votes

House to Continue Reg. Relief in Series of Votes Mar. 06, 2018 While the Senate takes up the comprehensive S. 2155, the House this week is slated to continue advancing Plan for Prosperity provisions in standalone legislation. The House this…

Mar. 06, 2018: House to Continue Reg. Relief in Series of Votes

House to Continue Reg. Relief in Series of Votes Mar. 06, 2018 While the Senate takes up the comprehensive S. 2155, the House this week is slated to continue advancing Plan for Prosperity provisions in standalone legislation. The House this…

Mar. 06, 2018: Fine: This is the Big One on Reg. Relief

Fine: This is the Big One on Reg. Relief Mar. 06, 2018 With the Senate set to begin taking up ICBA-advocated regulatory relief legislation today, ICBA President and CEO Cam Fine called on community bankers to make sure their voice…

Mar. 06, 2018: Fine: This is the Big One on Reg. Relief

Fine: This is the Big One on Reg. Relief Mar. 06, 2018 With the Senate set to begin taking up ICBA-advocated regulatory relief legislation today, ICBA President and CEO Cam Fine called on community bankers to make sure their voice…

Mar. 05, 2018: Be Heard Ahead of Major Reg. Relief Vote

Be Heard Ahead of Major Reg Relief Vote Mar. 05, 2018 The Senate is set to vote tomorrow on much-needed regulatory relief legislation, and ICBA is calling on community bankers nationwide to urge their senators to support the bill. The…

Mar. 05, 2018: Be Heard Ahead of Major Reg Relief Vote

Be Heard Ahead of Major Reg Relief Vote Mar. 05, 2018 The Senate is set to vote tomorrow on much-needed regulatory relief legislation, and ICBA is calling on community bankers nationwide to urge their senators to support the bill. The…

Mar. 02, 2018: ICBA Reg. Relief Bill Set For Full Senate Vote

ICBA Reg Relief Bill Set For Full Senate Vote Mar. 02, 2018 The Senate is now scheduled to vote next week on community bank regulatory relief legislation- meaning now is the time for community bankers to double down on their…

Mar. 02, 2018: ICBA Reg Relief Bill Set For Full Senate Vote

ICBA Reg Relief Bill Set For Full Senate Vote Mar. 02, 2018 The Senate is now scheduled to vote next week on community bank regulatory relief legislation- meaning now is the time for community bankers to double down on their…

Feb. 27, 2018: ICBA Pushing Reg. Relief Bill at House Hearing

ICBA Pushing Reg. Relief Bill at House Hearing Feb. 27, 2018 Pending Senate regulatory relief legislation presents the best and most realistic opportunity for enacting much-needed regulatory-relief, ICBA told the House Small Business Committee today. In a statement for today’s…

Feb. 26, 2018: Reg. Relief on the Agenda as Congress Returns

Reg Relief on the Agenda as Congress Returns Feb. 26, 2018 With Congress returning to Washington this week. the Senate is preparing to begin its floor debate over ICBA-advocated regulatory relief legislation. The full Senate is expected to take up…

Feb. 26, 2018: GAO Testifying Tomorrow on Community Bank Red Tape

GAO Testifying Tomorrow on Community Bank Red Tape Feb. 26, 2018 While the Senate prepares to take up community bank regulatory relief, the issue also will be discussed this week on the House side of Capitol Hill. The House Small…

Feb. 22, 2018: Supreme Court Won’t Hear Challenge Fannie, Freddie Profit Sweep

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Challenge Fannie, Freddie Profit Sweep Feb. 22, 2018 The U.S. Supreme Court left in place a lower court ruling limiting lawsuits from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders over the federal government’s sweep of the enterprises’…

Feb. 22, 2018: Regulators Release HMDA Reporting Guide

Regulators Release 2018 HMDA Reporting Guide Feb. 22, 2018 The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council released the 2018 edition of its guide to Home Mortgage Disclosure Act reporting. Developed by FFIEC agencies, the 2018 version reflects HMDA reporting updates that…

Feb. 15, 2018: House Passes More ICBA-Backed Reg. Relief Bills

House Passes More ICBA-Backed Reg Relief Bills Feb. 15, 2018 The House passed two ICBA-advocated bills to ease regulatory burdens on community banks and implement provisions from ICBA’s Plan for Prosperity platform. The Protecting Consumers’ Access to Credit Act of…

Feb. 14, 2018: ICBA Offers Full Resource Center on Reg. Relief Bill

ICBA Offers Full Resource Center on Reg Relief Bill Feb. 14, 2018 ICBA now offers a one-stop shop with resources on its multifaceted campaign supporting major community bank regulatory relief legislation. The resource center spotlights ICBA’s comprehensive push for passage…

Feb. 08, 2018: ICBA: More, Not Fewer, Community Banks Needed

ICBA: More, Not Fewer, Community Banks Needed Feb. 08, 2018 Those who encourage banking consolidation for private gain fail to recognize its significant societal cost in decreasing access to financial services, ICBA President and CEO-elect Rebeca Romero Rainey wrote in…

Apr. 26, 2018: ICBA Pushing BSA Reform Ahead of Hearing

ICBA Pushing BSA Reform Ahead of Hearing Apr. 26, 2018 With a House subcommittee meeting this week on the customer-due-diligence final rule taking effect next month, ICBA is offering a custom message to Congress that community bank small-business customers can…

Apr. 26, 2018: Community Banks, Credit Unions Agree on Need to Pass S. 2155

Community Banks, Credit Unions Agree on Need to Pass S. 2155 Apr. 26, 2018 ICBA and the Credit Union National Association called on House leaders to take up and pass the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S.…

Apr. 24, 2018: Voters Trust Banks Over Retailers at Checkout

Voters Trust Banks Over Retailers at Checkout Apr. 24, 2018 Voters still trust financial institutions more than retailers to develop new payment technologies and protect their personal information during the checkout process, according to a new survey. The Morning Consult…

Apr. 24, 2018: CFPB Extends Advisory Council Application Deadline

CFPB Extends Advisory Council Application Deadline Apr. 24, 2018 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau extended the deadline to submit applications for its Community Bank Advisory Council. Applications for the council, which advises the CFPB on the unique perspectives of community…

Apr. 23, 2018: Wells Fargo Fined $1B for Auto, Mortgage Violations

Wells Fargo Fined $1B for Auto, Mortgage Violations Apr. 23, 2018 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency fined Wells Fargo a combined $1 billion for imposing unwanted auto insurance on customers and charging…

Apr. 23, 2018: ICBA Seeks Delay in Beneficial Ownership Rule

ICBA Seeks Delay in Beneficial Ownership Rule Apr. 23, 2018 ICBA requested a one-year delay in the implementation of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s final beneficial ownership and customer due diligence rule. ICBA noted that FinCEN issued frequently asked questions…

Apr. 23, 2018: FCC Proposes Phone Number Reassignment Database

FCC Proposes Phone Number Reassignment Database Apr. 23, 2018 The Federal Communications Commission proposed a rule change to establish one or more databases that would provide callers with information on potential phone number reassignments. The agency is seeking comment on…

Apr. 20, 2018: ICBA Backs Bill Expanding Sub S Flexibility

ICBA Backs Bill Expanding Sub S Flexibility Apr. 20, 2018 ICBA expressed support for a legislative provision that would allow individual retirement accounts to invest in Subchapter S corporations. In a letter to the Senate Finance Committee, ICBA said Section…

Apr. 18, 2018: Tell the House to Act on Reg Relief

Tell the House to Act on Reg Relief Apr. 18, 2018 While signatures pour in for ICBA’s regulatory relief petition, ICBA continues calling on community bankers to tell the House to pass S. 2155 via ICBA’s Be Heard grassroots action…

Apr. 18, 2018: ICBA, ABA Reiterate Key Farm Bill Priorities

ICBA, ABA Reiterate Key Farm Bill Priorities Apr, 18, 2018 ICBA and the American Bankers Association thanked the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees for their commitment to a new farm bill, which is vital…

Apr. 18, 2018: Agencies Seeking Tailored CRA Regs: Fed’s Brainard

Agencies Seeking Tailored CRA Regs: Fed’s Brainard Apr. 18, 2018 Federal regulators are working to tailor Community Reinvestment Act regulations to recognize differing bank sizes and business strategies, Federal Reserve Gov. Lael Brainard said. Speaking in Baltimore, Brainard said regulators…

Apr. 18, 2018: Agencies Propose Phasing in CECL

Agencies Propose Phasing in CECL Apr. 18, 2018 The federal banking agencies proposed revising regulatory capital rules to allow banks to phase in the Current Expected Credit Losses methodology. The proposal would allow banks to phase in the day-one regulatory…

Apr. 18, 2018: Agencies Propose Phasing in CECL

Agencies Propose Phasing in CECL Apr. 18, 2018 The federal banking agencies proposed revising regulatory capital rules to allow banks to phase in the Current Expected Credit Losses methodology. The proposal would allow banks to phase in the day-one regulatory…

Apr. 16, 2018: House Passes Community Bank Volcker Rule Exemption

House Passes Community Bank Volcker Rule Exemption Apr. 16, 2018 The House passed ICBA-advocated legislation to exempt community banks with less than $10 billion in assets from the Volcker Rule. The Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act (H.R. 4790), sponsored by…

Apr. 13, 2018: House Ag Committee Chairman Releases Farm Bill

House Ag Committee Chairman Releases Farm Bill Apr. 13, 2018 House Agriculture Committee Chairmn Michael Conaway (R-TX) introduced a draft farm bill, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) The legislation would make modest changes to current programs…

Apr. 11, 2018: Toomey Urges Community Bankers to Continue Reg. Relief Push

Toomey Urges Community Bankers to Continue Reg. Relief Push Apr. 11, 2018 Senate Banking Committee member Patrick Toomey (R-PA) encouraged community bankers gathered at ICBA’s 2018 Capital Summit to push as hard as possible for passage of meaningful regulatory relief.…

Apr. 11, 2018: Thieves Scamming Business Chip Cards: Secret Service

Thieves Scamming Business Chip Cards: Secret Service Apr. 11, 2018 The U.S. Secret Service recently warned financial institutions about a new scam involving the theft of chip-based debit cards issued to large corporations. According to an alert that was sent…

Apr. 11, 2018: Regulators Discuss Risk-Management Role of Cyber Insurance

Regulators Discuss Risk-Management Role of Cyber Insurance Apr. 11, 2018 Federal banking regulators issued a joint statement on what financial institutions should consider when determining whether to use cyber insurance as a component of their risk-management programs. The statement notes…

Apr. 11, 2018: Community Bankers Wrap Hundreds of Hill Meetings

Community Bankers Wrap Hundreds of Hill Meetings Apr. 11, 2018 Community bankers wrapped up hundreds of advocacy meetings with members of Congress on Capitol Hill as part of the 2018 ICBA Capital Summit. In meetings with House and Senate lawmakers…

Apr. 10, 2018: OCC’s Otting: Any Fintech Charter Must Require Regulatory Consistency

OCC’s Otting: Any Fintech Charter Must Require Regulatory Consistency Apr. 10, 2018 Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting said the OCC is working to finalize its position on special-purpose fintech charters, pledging that any charter would hold fintechs to the…

Apr. 10, 2018: CFPB’s Mulvaney: Congress Needs to Hear from Community Banks

CFPB’s Mulvaney: Congress Needs to Hear from Community Banks Apr. 10, 2018 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Mick Mulvaney encouraged community bankers to educate members of Congress during legislative meetings at this week’s 2018 ICBA Capital Summit. In an…

Apr. 06, 2018: Trump Touts Reg. Relief Bill as ICBA Petition Continues

Trump Touts Reg. Relief Bill as ICBA Petition Continues Apr. 06, 2018 President Donald Trump reiterated his support for ICBA-advocated legislation to provide community bank regulatory relief. At a tax-reform event in West Virginia, Trump said final passage of the Senate-passed…

Apr. 06, 2018: Blog Spotlights Community Banks Difference Makers

Blog Spotlights Community Banks Difference Makers Apr. 06, 2018 A new post on ICBA’s Go-Local blog highlights community bankers as agents of change, working to improve the financial standing of their customers and the vibrancy of their communities. The blog…

Apr. 05, 2018: Fine: Sign Petition Urging Fast Reg. Relief Passage

Fine: Sign Petition Urging Fast Reg. Relief Passage Apr. 05, 2018 ICBA President and CEO Cam Fine called on community bankers, customers and allies to sign ICBA’s petition urging the House to immediately pass substantial regulatory relief. In a message…

Apr. 04, 2018: Treasury Recommends ICBA-Advocated CRA Reforms

Treasury Recommends ICBA-Advocated CRA Reforms Apr. 04, 2018 The Treasury Department released recommendations to modernize the Community Reinvestment Act. The Treasury memorandum includes ICBA-advocated recommendations to clarify the types of products and services that will receive credit, improve examination clarity…

Apr. 04, 2018: Community Bank Service Award Nominations Now Open

Community Bank Service Award Nominations Now Open Apr. 04, 2018 ICBA is now accepting nominations for the 2018 ICBA National Community Bank Service Awards, sponsored by FIS. The annual awards recognize community banks that provide outstanding, hands-on volunteer community service…

Apr. 04, 2018: CFPB Updates Mortgage-Servicing Compliance Guide

CFPB Updates Mortgage-Servicing Compliance Guide Apr. 04, 2018 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau updated its Small Entity Compliance Guide to support implementation of the 2016 mortgage-servicing final rule. The updates include information on recent amendments designed to give servicers more…

Apr. 04, 2018: CFPB Asks Congress to Limit Its Authority

CFPB Asks Congress to Limit Its Authority Apr. 04, 2018 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau called on Congress to make four changes to the Dodd-Frank Act to reform the bureau. In its first semi-annual report under Acting Director Mick Mulvaney,…

Apr. 04, 2018: Be Heard in Washington Now With Virtual Capital Summit

Be Heard in Washington Now With Virtual Capital Summit Apr. 04, 2018 With many community bankers gathering in Washington for next week’s 2018 Capital Summit, community bankers everywhere can be heard in the nation’s capital with the Virtual Capital Summit.…

Apr. 02, 2018: Regulators Finalize Latest Call Report Revisions

Regulators Finalize Latest Call Report Revisions Apr. 02, 2018 Federal regulators finalized revisions to help streamline the quarterly call report by removing certain data items and raising reporting thresholds. Combined with prior revisions, approximately 51 percent of required data items…

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