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Banking Trade Associations 

Links to various banking trade associations

American Association of Bank Directors

Founded in 1989 in the midst of the last bank and savings institution crisis, AABD is devoted to serving the information, education and advocacy needs of individual bank and savings institution directors. A non-profit organization, AABD has members nationwide.


National Capital Office
1250 24th Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037 
Telephone:(202) 463-4888
Facsimile: (202) 349-8080
Executive Director: David Baris


The Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) is the association for organizations actively engaged in international transaction banking. It serves as the leading forum for bringing the financial community and its suppliers together to collaborate on shaping market practice, influencing regulation and legislation through global advocacy, developing and adapting new and existing instruments that facilitate the settlement of products and service offerings for clients, providing education and training, and contributing to the safety and soundness of the global financial system.


1120 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036 
Tel: 202.663.7575
Fax: 202.663.5538

The Bank Policy Institute (formerly Financial Services Roundtable)

The Bank Policy Institute (BPI) is a nonpartisan public policy, research and advocacy group, representing the nation’s leading banks. Their members include universal banks, regional banks and the major foreign banks doing business in the United States.

600 13th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
PH. (202) 289-4322
Fax (202) 628-2507

Mortgage Bankers Association

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., MBA invests in communities across the nation by ensuring the continued strength of the nation's residential and commercial real estate markets; expanding homeownership and extending access to affordable housing to all Americans and supporting financial literacy efforts.


Mortgage Bankers Association
1717 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 557-2700


Society of Financial Examiners

The Society of Financial Examiners is a professional society for examiners of insurance companies, banks, savings and loans, and credit unions. We have a membership of over 1,600 representing 50 states, District of Columbia, Canada, Aruba and Netherlands Antilles. SOFE is the one organization where financial examiners of insurance companies, banks, savings and loans, and credit unions come together for training and to share and exchange information on a formal and informal level.


The Society was established in 1973 to establish a strict code of professional standards for members engaged in the examination of financial institutions, to promote uniform ethical standards that will engender employer and public confidence to the degree that those interested can identify professionally qualified practitioners, and to promote and enforce minimum requirements of conduct, training, and expertise for members engaged in financial examination.


12100 Sunset Hills Rd. 
Suite 130 
Reston, VA 20190-3221
Phone: (703) 234-4140
Toll Free: (800) 787-SOFE
Fax: (703) 435-4390

American Bankers Association

Founded in 1875, the American Bankers Association represents banks of all sizes and charters and is the voice for the nation's $13 trillion banking industry and its 2 million employees.


ABA marshals the talent, energy and perspectives of its members to bring about positive change. Through an effective collaboration between ABA members and staff, we combine experience and insights, in-depth expertise, unmatched resources and extensive products and resources to make our members more successful. When banks are strong and healthy, their communities and customers thrive.


1120 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20036

Consumer Bankers Association

The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) is the national trade association for today's leaders in retail banking - banking services geared toward consumers and small businesses.

Most of the nation's largest financial institutions, as well as many regional banks, are CBA corporate members. Our members collectively hold two-thirds of the industry's total assets. Our associate members represent both the premier providers of goods and services to banks, as well as the leading non-bank financial services companies. Member loyalty is reflected in our membership renewal rate, which consistently remains above 90%.


1000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 2500
Arlington, VA 22209-3912
PHONE: 703.276.1750 
FAX: 703.528.1290

The Fiduciary and Investment Risk Management Association

The Fiduciary and Investment Risk Management Association, Inc. (FIRMA) is now BPI.

NACHA —The Electronic Payments Association

Established in 1974, NACHA —The Electronic Payments Association was formed by the California ACH Association, the Georgia Association, the New England ACH Association, and the Upper Midwest ACH Association, to establish uniform operating rules for the exchange of Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments among ACH associations.


13450 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 100

Herndon, VA 20171
Phone: 703-561-1100
Fax: 703-787-0996​

Western Bankers Association

Formerly Western Independent Bankers. Established in 1937, WBA is a trade association that informs, educates and connects community banks with resources and services.

1303 J Street, Ste 600

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 438-4400
FAX: (916) 441-5756

Bank Insurance & Securities Association
The Bank Insurance and Securities Association (BISA) was formed in October 2002 as a result of the Bank Securities Association (BSA) and the Financial Institutions Insurance Association (FIIA) merger. It is dedicated to serving those responsible for the marketing, sales and distribution of securities, insurance, and other financial products and advisory services through the bank channel. Member companies include depository institutions of all sizes, their broker/dealer and mutual fund subsidiaries, third-party marketing companies, product manufacturers and firms providing products, technology or services to support these enterprises.

Bank Insurance & Securities Association
2025 M Street, NW, Suite 800 
Washington, DC 20036
ph: (202) 367-1111 
fax: (202) 367-2111

Bank Administration Institute

BAI is the financial services industry's partner for breakthrough information and intelligence needed to innovate and stay relevant in an evolving marketplace.

For more than 80 years, BAI has focused on advancing the industry by offering unbiased education and research. In addition, we facilitate ongoing industry dialogue through a robust network of financial services professionals, thought leaders, newsmakers, and solutions experts.


115 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 3300, 
Chicago, IL 60603-3801 
Customer Service – 800-224-9889 or 312-683-2464
Facsimile - 800-375-5543 or
E-mail -

The Council for Electronic Billing and Payment

The Council for Electronic Billing and Payment (CEBP) promotes the adoption and usage of electronic consumer, business and government billing and payment programs and services across any delivery channel. The CEBP provides an open forum for education, resource development, solution innovation, research and the exchange of information about the electronic billing and the electronic payment industries.

13450 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 100 
Herndon, VA 20171 
(703) 561-1100

The Independent Community Bankers of America

The Independent Community Bankers of America, the nation’s voice for community banks, represents nearly 5,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types throughout the United States and is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and the communities and customers we serve.

With nearly 5,000 members, representing more than 20,000 locations nationwide and employing nearly 300,000 Americans, ICBA members hold $1 trillion in assets, $800 billion in deposits, and $700 billion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community.

Whether located in small towns, suburbia or big city neighborhoods, community banks grow our towns and cities by funding small business and using local dollars to help families purchase a home, finance college and build financial security.


1615 L Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 800-422-8439
Fax: 202-659-3604

Risk Management Association

Founded in 1914, The Risk Management Association (RMA) f/k/a Robert Morris Associates is a not-for-profit, member-driven professional association whose sole purpose is to advance the use of sound risk principles in the financial services industry. RMA helps banking and nonbanking institutions identify and manage the impacts of credit risk, operational risk, and market risk on their businesses and customers. They achieve that through educationtools and publicationsnetworking, and leadership opportunities.


1801 Market Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19103 
Phone: 1-800-677-7621 or 215-446-4000
Fax: 215-446-4101


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