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Aaron Stetter: Nonstop advocacy

ICBA stands at the ready to protect the franchise value of the nation’s community banks and develop tools to empower them to speak up and be heard.

Are banks taking advantage of the CECL extension?

The CARES Act extended the CECL implementation deadline for many larger community banks until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Community bankers tell us that while the extension is welcome, they’re already down the road to implementation.

Will D&I requirements change this year?

Some lawmakers on Capitol Hill are increasingly interested in diversity and inclusion (D&I) compliance requirements for financial institutions. Here are the key areas of D&I policies and practices that community banks may need if these requirements change or become mandatory.

11 hot-button issues you should know about

While the political landscape in Washington, D.C., has changed considerably over the past year, ICBA continues to work with regulators and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for the betterment of community banks and their customers.

How CDFI banks plan to use federal funding

Congress recently passed an infusion of stimulus dollars for community development financial institutions. These two new funding programs are preparing community bank CDFIs for huge growth opportunities.