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CBA: In Business to Help its Members Succeed

The California Bankers Association is in business to help its member banks – regardless of their size or specialization – to succeed in California’s dynamic marketplace.


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Even as the Number of Financial Institutions Declines, Pacific Coast Banking School Enjoys Record Enrollment

Seattle Business Magazine features the Pacific Coast Banking School and its record enrollment. 

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Local Grower Hit With Mobile Deposit Scam

CBA featured in an ABC 30 Action News story regarding a scammer’s attempt to cash the same check more than once.

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CBA President and CEO Responds to Sacramento Bee Swaps Editorial

CBA President and CEO Rodney Brown responded to the Sacramento Bee editorial “Banks collect a debt, as Congress raises money” in a letter to the editor, noting that swaps are a necessary tool for banks.

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California Bankers Association Announces Plans to Again Sponsor Legislation Extending Important Tax Relief to Homeowners

SACRAMENTO – The California Bankers Association (CBA) announced today its intention to sponsor a bill in 2015 that will extend important tax relief to homeowners who received a principal reduction from a loan modification, or completed a short sale, in 2014. Under the bill, homeowners would not be required to report the amount of debt forgiven as taxable income. The measure will apply to debt forgiven from January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2014.

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CBA President and CEO Sets Record Straight on Deposit Insurance

CBA President and CEO Rodney Brown rebutted FDIC Chairman Thomas Hoenig’s comments in a Los Angeles Times letter to the editor, published Sunday. Brown noted that “it’s the banking industry that bears all financial costs of supporting the FDIC, paying more than $12 billion each year to assure adequate funding.” 

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New California Banking Statistics Available
The most recent banking statistics from the FDIC continue to show increased lending for California headquartered banks

Click to here to review the report based on available data from the FDIC, Federal Reserve and the OCC.

Read last quarter’s report here.

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CBA Announces Strategic Partnership with Merchant e-Solutions

SACRAMENTO — The California Bankers Association (CBA), one of the largest state banking trade associations, and Merchant e-Solutions (MeS), a Cielo Company and full-service merchant processor and acquirer, have announced the launch of a new strategic partnership.

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Rod Brown Opinion Editorial on “Do-Nothing” Congress, with Much Left to Do

CBA President and CEO Rodney Brown discusses the work yet to be done by Congress, including action on CBA-supported legislation affecting qualified mortgages, and the credit union federal tax exemption, in the Contra Costa Times.

Legislation & Advocacy


Legislation & Advocacy

As the largest banking trade association in California, CBA is the voice of the industry when it comes to legislative, regulatory and legal advocacy. Our efforts strive to ensure a free and competitive market among financial service providers, a level playing field with our competitors, and promote financial education that empowers consumers to exercise real choice.

Legislative Action Alert!

Take Action: Your Help Needed on Three Regulatory Relief Bills Before Congress

The California Bankers Association is urging bankers to write to their members of Congress and urge them to support three regulatory relief bills that recently passed the House Financial Services Committee: H.R. 2673, H.R. 4521 and H.R. 4466.