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Welcome to the ICBA Compliance Deskbook!

In a time of increased regulatory change, focus of the ICBA Compliance Deskbook is critical.

The ICBA Compliance Deskbook has been enhanced to include the following:

  • Timely bulletins that include links to the exact place in the Compliance Deskbook that is affected by the changes.
  • A “click me” at the beginning of the section affected in both the book and regulation to let you know what changed and where to find background about the change.
  • The type face for the Compliance Deskbook will be in Blue and the Regulation cross-reference will be in Red so you will know where you are at all times.
  • Newly updated sections that are not effective until a later date will be designated in a Green type face.
  • A breadcrumb trail at the top of each page allows you to know exactly where you are so you can backtrack as necessary.
  • A Calendar for quick and easy reference on important dates for compliance, etc...
  • More guidance from the agencies
  • There is now a Keyword Index.
  • You can save pages in the Favorites for later retrieval.
  • The table of contents will match the paper version allowing an easy transition for the Paper users to the Internet version.
  • Notice the icons located at the top of the page...(Try them out.)
    • The icons with the letter "A" allow you to choose font sizes...Smaller, Medium, Larger.
    • The other icons adjust the pages for width.
  • The ability to print an entire Compliance Deskbook chapter in “.pdf” format...Now Available!
  • Regulatory Agenda & Agency Resources:
    • General Notices
    • Proposals
    • Agency Guidance
    • Final Rules
    • Interim Final Rules
    • Financial Institution Letters

We are also asking for your feedback:

  • If you’ve found an inaccuracy or omission let us know by dropping us an email using the link below.
  • If you are looking for something and can't find it drop us an email using the link below.
    • We can point you in the right direction, provided it is on the website.
    • If it is not on the website, we will consider its justification for being on the website and if it fits the scope and purpose of website, we will add it.

You can contact us at, or you may also contact Cathy in the ICBA Education Department at (800) 422-7285, ext. 7337 or email her at

Please note that we do not answer bank specific compliance questions. We are happy to point you in the right direction so you can find the answer to your question(s).


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ICBA Compliance Deskbook June 2020 Update - Monday, June 29, 2020

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Compliance Deskbook and Calendar Update for May 2020 - Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Compliance Deskbook has been updated for May 2020.

The Calendar has also been updated.


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Latest Compliance Deskbook Update for April - Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Compliance Deskbook has been updated to reflect the following:

Regulation O (IV-2)
Appraisal Standards (IV-14)
Federal Reserve Issues Interim Rule for Regulation O
Interim Rule on Real Estate Appraisals

The Calendar has also been updated.

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ICBA Compliance Deskbook Updated for April - Thursday, April 02, 2020

The ICBA Compliance Deskbook has been updated for April.

Updates include information on the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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ICBA Crisis Response and Preparedness Toolkit - Friday, March 20, 2020
Please follow the link below for information from ICBA on the Corona Virus Pandemic. read more ...

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February 2020 Deskbook Update - Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The ICBA Compliance Deskbook has been updated for February 2020.


Reserve Requirements: Regulation D (III-5) -

On February 12, 2020, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (‘‘Board’’) is amending Regulation D (Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions) to revise the rate of interest paid on balances maintained to satisfy reserve balance requirements (‘‘IORR’’) and the rate of interest paid on excess balances (‘‘IOER’’) maintained at Federal Reserve Banks by or on behalf of eligible institutions.


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Deskbook Printable Updated for 2019 - Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Compliance Deskbook, Printable version, has been updated for 2019.

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August 2019 Deskbook Update - Friday, August 30, 2019

The Deskbook has been updated for August 2019.

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Important Links


Community Banker University -

Bank Compliance Checkup -