Archives for November 2013

ICBA Statement on Senate Banking Committee Approval of Janet Yellen for Federal Reserve Chairman

Washington, D.C. (Nov. 21, 2013)—Bill Loving, Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) chairman and president and CEO of Pendleton Community Bank, Franklin, W.Va., and Camden R. Fine, ICBA president and CEO, released this statement following the Senate Banking Committee’s vote in favor of the nomination of Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen for Federal Reserve Read the Rest…

ICBA Thanks House Committee for Passing Measures to Update CFPB Rulemaking

Washington, D.C. (Nov. 21, 2013)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today thanked the House Financial Services Committee for approving two ICBA-advocated bills that would strengthen governance of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and help ensure balanced rulemaking. The Responsible Consumer Financial Protection Regulations Act of 2013 (H.R. 2446) and the Consumer Financial Protection Safety Read the Rest…

Four generations of Griz: King ‘never lost to a Cat’

At least two major things run in Jack King’s family: Banking and playing defense for the University of Montana football team. The football lineage started a long time ago. Dean King, Jack’s father, played for the Griz before Germany invaded Belgium — the first time. Nearly 100 years later, Dean King’s great-grandson Joel Rosenberg won Read the Rest…

ICBA Encourages Consumers to Go Local for the Holidays

Washington, D.C. (Nov. 18, 2013)—With shoppers budgeting and beginning to make their holiday shopping lists, the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) is encouraging consumers to Go Local once again this holiday season by doing either a portion, or all of their shopping, at local small businesses. By doing so, consumers will be putting money Read the Rest…

ICBA Thanks House Financial Services Committee for Passage of ICBA-Advocated Regulatory Relief Legislation for Community Banks

Washington, D.C. (Nov. 14, 2013)—Bill Loving, chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and CEO of Pendleton Community Bank, Franklin, W.Va., and Camden R. Fine, ICBA president and CEO, today praised the House Financial Services Committee for unanimously passing ICBA-advocated legislation that would make it easier for community bank and savings and loan Read the Rest…

Meagher County mortgage dispute headed to Montana Supreme Court

HELENA – The Montana Supreme Court will hear arguments this week in a mortgage dispute between a Meagher County couple and Bank of America over allegedly fraudulent dealings by the bank. Read more at: http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/meagher-county-mortgage-dispute-headed-to-montana-supreme-court/article_42592ef2-4a6e-11e3-8c29-0019bb2963f4.html

MIB Member Bank Mergers

MIB member banks First Valley Bank of Seeley Lake and First Bank of Lincoln have both completed mergers with out of state affiliates.  We wish them well under their new management, and thank them for their membership with MIB. For information about these banks and mergers, visit the Missoulian: http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/seeley-lake-s-first-valley-bank-to-merge-with-minnesota/article_e8785b12-4a6b-11e3-8c50-0019bb2963f4.html    

ICBA Testifies on Ensuring Community Bank Access to Robust Secondary Mortgage Market

Washington, D.C. (Nov. 5, 2013)— The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today told Congress during the hearing, “Housing Finance Reform: Protecting Small Lender Access to the Secondary Mortgage Market,” that continued community bank access to the secondary mortgage market is essential so these institutions can continue to meet the mortgage-lending needs of consumers. Testifying Read the Rest…

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