Tagged: ilc

Rearguard Action: Independent Community Bankers of America Supports Closure of Industrial Loan Charter “Loophole” to Eliminate “Shadow Banking”

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) has issued a statement of “strong support” regarding pending legislation targeting Industrial Loan Charters (ILC). An ILC is a regulated financial services charter that may be held by non-financial institutions. ILCs may hold FDIC insured deposits – a… Read More

Square Reapplys For Banking License

Payment process platform Square has reportedly reapplied for its banking license. This news comes less than six months after the company withdrew its application.  According to Finextra, the company previously submitted its banking license application with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to become a… Read More

Payment Processing Platform Square Announces Withdrawal of Banking License Application

Payment process platform Square announced on Thursday it has withdrawn its regulatory banking licensing application. According to Reuters, the company applied with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) for a special “industrial loan company (ILC)” last year. If granted, the license would have allowed non-traditional financial firms… Read More

If You Can’t Compete, Lobby Against Them: ICBA Tells FDIC to Deny Square Bank License, Asks Congress to Stop ILCs Altogether

There are two ways that big business competes in the USA. You can provide a better product or service for your customers or you can work with elected and appointed officials to block innovative firms. Of course, the consumer loses out in all this, but… Read More

Here is the Letter by the ICBA Slamming SoFi’s Effort to Become a Bank

Last week, the Independent Community Bankers of America  (ICBA) sent a letter to the attention of Kathy Moe, Regional Director of the FDIC in San Francisco. The subject of the letter was the ICBA’s vehement opposition to Fintech darling SoFi’s effort to become a licensed… Read More

Anti Bank SoFi Will Become a Bank

SoFi has decided to become a bank. The Fintech firm that has spent so much time telling the world they were not a bank has decided to join the ranks of their erstwhile adversaries and apply for a bank charter. If you can’t beat-em, join-em…. Read More

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