2015 ICBA Bond Academy is open for registration!

Don’t Miss This Year’s Bond Academy! On Sunday, November 8th join us at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN. We will welcome you with an evening reception. Starting Monday morning we will kick off 2 days of instruction ranging from bond basics to more advanced topics. On Monday night, we will host a private dinner Read the Rest…

ICBA Seeking Service Award Nominations

ICBA is seeking nominations for the 2015 National Community Bank Service awards. The annual awards recognize the exceptional efforts of community banks and their employees working to sustain and improve their communities through their commitment of time and resources. ICBA encourages community banks with community service or volunteer programs to go to www.icba.org/awards to nominate their Read the Rest…

Consistent Security Standards Are Essential to Cyber Reform

Congress has begun the process of advancing legislation to address risks to cyber and data security following high-profile breaches at Target, Home Depot and Sony Pictures. The Senate Intelligence Committee this month released its bill to increase information sharing between the public and private sectors, and the panel’s House counterpart followed suit last week with Read the Rest…

Celebrate Community Banking Month 2015!

Posted by ICBA  April is ICBA Community Banking Month, and we are excited to celebrate the nation’s more than 6,000 community banks and their vital role in strengthening local communities. Community bankers, state and regional partners, along with consumers, entrepreneurs, farmers and thought leaders can participate in the festivities by showing support for community banks Read the Rest…

ICBA and Montana Independent Bankers Encourage Americans to Save During America Saves Week

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 20, 2015)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and Montana Independent Bankers (MIB) are proud to add the community banker voice to the list of organizations nationwide that are encouraging Americans to save as part of America Saves Week, Feb. 23-28. This nationwide campaign, which began in 2007, features a broad coalition Read the Rest…

Powerful Community Banks Submit ‘Wish List’ To Congress

By RYAN TRACY. Originally posted on the Wall Street Journal. Updated Jan. 14, 2015 8:19 p.m. ET Lately, Washington has been awash in debates over policies that could benefit Wall Street banks. But quietly it’s been smaller, locally focused community banking sector racking up policy wins. Community bankers backed a preferred candidate nominated to the Federal Reserve Read the Rest…

ICBA Statement on White House Nomination of Allan Landon for Fed

Washington, D.C. (Jan. 6, 2015)—Camden R. Fine, president and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), released this statement today following the White House’s nomination of Allan Landon for the Federal Reserve Board. “ICBA is pleased that the President has announced his intent to nominate someone with community banking experience and supports Allan Read the Rest…

ICBA’s Top 5 Banking Priorities for Millennials

As a helpful resource for your 2015 strategic planning, ICBA is pleased to present the white paper, “Five Millennial Banking Trends.” Written by Jason Dorsey, Gen-Y guy and chief strategy officer for The Center for Generational Kinetics, this white paper details the five things Millennials consider before choosing their next bank, which include: • demand Read the Rest…

Questions and Answers Concerning the Enactment of H.R. 3329

(Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement) In general, what does the enactment of H.R. 3329 mean for community banks? This legislation significantly expands the coverage of the Federal Reserve’s Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement so that approximately 600 more bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies will be subject to the Policy Read the Rest…

Senate Approves Tester Measures to Support Community Banks, Credit Unions

Senator’s provisions to reduce red tape on rural lenders head to President’s desk (U.S. Senate) – Senator Jon Tester this week secured a victory in the Senate by passing two bipartisan measures to support Montana community banks and credit unions. The President is expected to sign the bills into law. Tester’s measures, which are part Read the Rest…

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