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Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)

ICBA Leans on Senate for Changes to Ease Regulatory Burden

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The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) has called on the U.S. Senate to pass legislation that reduces the complex and suffocating regulatory burden our nation’s community banks face. Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee, president and CEO of First National Bank of Scotia, N.Y., and chairman of ICBA, John H. Buhrmaster, said by passing such legislation, policymakers can unleash the true potential of community banks to spur economic growth and job creation in their communities.Click to continue

ICBA Petitions for Relief of Quarterly Reporting Requirements

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The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) has delivered to federal banking regulators a petition with nearly 15,000 signatures, representing nearly 40 percent of the nation’s community banks, calling for relief from increasingly onerous quarterly reporting requirements.Click to continue

ICBA: Review of Bank Regulations Must Have Substantial Impact

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The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) has called on federal banking agencies to ensure their mandatory review of existing regulations has a substantive impact in alleviating the excessive regulatory burdens that affect community banks andClick to continue

ICBA Launches Petition to Defend Community Banks From Onerous Reporting Requirements

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As part of the Independent Community Bankers of America’s (ICBA) war on community bank regulatory burden, the association has launched a petition calling for relief from increasingly onerous quarterly reporting requirements.Click to continue

ICBA Celebrates Election of Community Banker to Federal Reserve Board

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The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) has applauded the U.S. Senate for approving legislation that would require the White House to appoint someone with community banking experience to the Federal Reserve Board. An ICBA-advocated amendment offered by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) to legislation reauthorizing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (S. 2244) would require at least one member of the Fed board to have experience as a community banker or community bank supervisor.Click to continue

ICBA and 45-State Coalition Petition CFPB Regarding Exceptions for Small Creditors

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The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and a coalition of 45 state and regional banking associations urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to expand exceptions for small creditors under new mortgage rules to ensure community banks can continue to meet their communities’ mortgage needs.Click to continue

ICBA to House Committee: Credit Plentiful for America’s Farmers and Ranchers

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The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) told a House Agriculture Committee subcommittee examining rural credit availability that credit is plentiful for America’s farmers and ranchers and is being provided at rates near historically low levels. However, Sean Williams, president and CEO of First National Bank of Wynne, Ark., urged Congress to conduct a series of hearings relating to troubling activities of the Farm Credit System (FCS).Click to continue