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Feb 1, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article

SBA updates PPP FAQs with BSA/AML guidance

The SBA updated its frequently asked questions on the Paycheck Protection Program with guidance on the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and BSA/AML compliance.
Feb 1, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article

CFPB issues 2021 consumer reporting list

Feb 1, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article

SBA issues tax guidance on relief payments

Feb 1, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article

IRS concluding stimulus payments

Jan 28, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article

SBA issues guidance on resolving PPP loan issues

Through the Fire and Flames: The Road Ahead for Community Banks

Feb 1, 2021
Economic security rapidly evaporated for many households in 2020 as the coronavirus imposed an indelible mark on our nation’s economy. While the consequences were unprecedented, data continues to affirm the vitality of community banks.

ICBA Outlines 2021 Priorities in Congressional Letter

Jan 31, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA outlined its 2021 community bank policy agenda in an open letter to Congress. The letter advocates ICBA’s pragmatic legislative opportunities, which promote fairness and equity in our financial system for the benefit of consumers and local communities nationwide.

ICBA Congratulates Janet Yellen on Treasury Secretary Confirmation

Jan 25, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following congratulatory statement on Janet Yellen's confirmation for Treasury secretary.

ICBA Welcomes President Joe Biden

Jan 20, 2021 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States.
Dec 14, 2020 | Letters to Regulators

ICBA Response to the CFPB’s Outline of Proposals for 1071

The Independent Community Bankers of America welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Outline of Proposals under consideration to implement the small business lending data collection requirements under Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act.
OCC, Fed and FDIC February 1, 2021
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OCC January 21, 2021
Committee on Finance January 15, 2021
Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship January 15, 2021
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