The payments landscape for community banks is changing rapidly as traditional payments converge with new instant payment systems and emerging cryptocurrencies. It is critical for Community Banks to maintain awareness of developments in the payments space to assess new opportunities, mitigate risks, and ensure that their payment strategy aligns with overall business plans.

Payments Access, Choice, and Governance

Apr 14, 2021, 10:22 AM
Title : Payments Access, Choice, and Governance
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Categories : Payments
Payments Access

Letters and Testimonies

Apr 9, 2021, 14:13 PM
Title : Letters and Testimonies
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Categories : ICBA Education
Letters and Testimony

Payments Strategy Guide

Apr 7, 2021, 11:55 AM
Title : Payments Strategy Guide
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Categories : Payments
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Credit Card and Debit Cards, Card Regulation, and Other Related Topics

Mar 31, 2021, 15:44 PM
Title : Credit Card and Debit Cards, Card Regulation, and Other Related Topics
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Categories : ICBA Education
Online Training
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Payments News

SEC official: Agency taking consistent approach to crypto

April 04, 2024

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s head of enforcement, Gurbir Grewal, defended his agency’s actions against illicitly traded cryptoassets.

Remarks: Grewal said despite the crypto sector’s claims that it is not subject to securities laws, the SEC has consistently applied the Howey Test, which is the standard for determining what may qualify as a security, to determine whether instruments are investment contracts. He said the crypto sector’s arguments amount to saying, “we want a different set of rules than those that apply to everyone else.”

ICBA View: An ICBA blog post discusses the Howey Test and the policy debate over treating cryptoassets as securities or commodities. In a recent comment letter, ICBA said the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s proposal to institute recordkeeping and reporting requirements for financial institutions is insufficient to adequately protect against crypto-related illicit financial activity.