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News Related to Covid-19 and our Industry

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) wrote a letter to the Federal Reserve (Fed) addressing updates to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations. The letter was in response to a Fed advance notice of proposed rulemaking (... Read more

SBA Issues Updates on PPP Processing Fees, EIDL Advance Reconciliation Payments

The Small Business Administration issued an updated procedural notice regarding the reporting process through while lenders report on Paycheck Protection... Read more

The six banks that received equity from Wells Fargo are Broadway Federal Bank in Los Angeles; Carver Federal Savings Bank in New York City; Citizens Savings Bank & Trust in Nashville, Tennessee; Commonwealth National Bank in Mobile, Alabama;... Read more

With the resolution of a disputed election in New York State, the House Agriculture Committee is ready for action with climate change as its top issue. “Everything will tie into climate change,” says the committee chief of staff, and the first... Read more

The ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic has been brutal. There have already been over 30,500 COVID-related deaths in California. In addition to managing this crisis and developing better strategies to get vaccines out more quickly,... Read more

The rich topsoil of Lowndes County, Alabama, was an asset in the country’s earliest decades, particularly to White landowners. Slave labor cultivated cash crops and built fortunes. An entire swath of the Southeast became known as the Black Belt... Read more

Inefficient buildings contribute to climate change, but mayors can help: “If we want to achieve what science tells us we need to—which is halving emissions by 2030 on the way to net zero at or before 2050—let’s start where the problem is, which... Read more

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, made clear Tuesday that banking policy will not be the sole area of focus for the committee that he will chair in the new Congress.

Brown said housing issues received short shrift when the GOP ran the Senate... Read more

The current political and economic climate has focused attention on justice and values, leading more organization, advisors and clients to discuss social impact investing. We’ve seen companies like Netflix  invest $100 million to financial... Read more

Profit-driven investing has often fueled extractive capitalism, damaging the environment and harming marginalized communities. Impact investing is so named because it has infused positive social and environmental impact alongside financial... Read more