Entries by Trent Wright

Speak up to Support PPP Forgiveness Standalone Bill

Advocacy Opportunity – Congress seems to be at an impasse for now on a coronavirus relief bill, so we’re asking IBA members to engage with your member of Congress to support a standalone bill to streamline PPP forgiveness. There are bills in the House and Senate for consideration, H.R. 7777 and S.4117. The bipartisan bills […]

2020 Five State Virtual Banker Convention!

Many state banking associations chose to cancel their annual conventions but not us! We are excited to invite you to join us VIRTUALLY for our 2020 convention. REGISTER The 2020 Virtual Convention, hosted by the Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Washington Bankers Association, includes two days of interactive and engaging sessions, designed for bankers of […]

Idaho banks rocked the PPP!

Idaho banks rocked the PPP! $1.85B in paycheck dollars for small businesses and their employees. Contact your Idaho Congressional delegation to tell them we need more funding for the PPP. The need is great! Idaho banks assisted in completing 13,627 PPP loans totaling nearly $1.85 billion in approved dollars. Thank you to all the bankers […]

Idaho’s Financial Institutions Proactive on Coronavirus

BOISE – Idaho’s Banks have sprung into action to meet the financial service needs of our state’s families and businesses during the coronavirus public health emergency. The Idaho Bankers Association and the Idaho Community Bankers Association collectively represent Idaho federally insured depository institutions. On behalf of our members, we want to share the following important […]

“Tailoring” on appraisals when a qualified appraiser cannot be found.

S.2155 Section 103 Exemption from Appraisal of Real Property located in Rural Areas, provides an exemption under certain circumstances that you can have an “waiver” if unable to locate an appraiser.  There are several requirements in order to meet this exemption.  Additionally, the Final Rule published last week by the inter-agency on the Residential Real […]

Two IBA Members Recognized as Best to Work for by American Banker

Congratulations to our IBA members who were on the list of best banks to work for out this week from the American Banker publication. As the article points out, the bank’s leaders must work purposefully every day to ensure that employees are engaged, having fun and enjoy what they are doing. Getting on the list also […]

Idaho Bankers Association Endorses ICBA Bancard

Washington, D.C. (Aug. 8, 2019)—ICBA Bancard, the payments services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), has been endorsed by the Idaho Bankers Association (IBA). This marks the 39th state banking association to give its seal of approval to ICBA Bancard, which provides payments solutions to community banks. “We are honored to be […]

IDAHO BANKERS IN THE NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                    July 23, 2019 Contact: Idaho Bankers Association (208-342-8282) Trent Wright, President and CEO IDAHO BANKERS IN THE NEWS Boise – Ron Johnson, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, The Bank of Commerce in Idaho Falls, was recently elected as the 2019/2020 Chair of the Board of Directors for the Idaho Bankers […]

IDAHO COMMUNITY BANKERS IN THE NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                              July 23, 2019 Contact: Idaho Community Bankers Association (208-342-8282) Trent Wright, President and CEO IDAHO COMMUNITY BANKERS IN THE NEWS Boise – Jason Meyerhoeffer, President and CEO of First Federal Bank in Twin Falls, was recently elected as the 2019-2020 Chair of the Board of Directors for the Idaho Community Bankers Association […]