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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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California Bankers Association Joins ABA Foundation’s Safe Banking for Seniors Campaign

SACRAMENTO – The California Bankers Association (CBA) is joining the American Bankers Association Foundation’s Safe Banking for Seniors campaign. Through this campaign, the CBA will mobilize bankers across California to educate older Americans and their caregivers about elder financial abuse and how to prevent it.

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CBA Announces Sponsorship of Legislative Measure to Advance Financial Education Through School-Based Savings Programs

SACRAMENTO — The California Bankers Association (CBA) announced today its sponsorship of Assembly Bill 1784 (Dababneh, D – Encino), which will further advance financial education through school-based savings programs that help students learn the importance of saving and personal financial management.

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CBA Announces Strategic Partnership with BancAlliance

SACRAMENTO — The California Bankers Association (CBA), one of the largest state banking trade associations, and BancAlliance, a collaborative network of community banks, have announced the launch of a new endorsed partnership.

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The California Bankers Association and Beacon Economics Release California Banking Intelligence Report
Report reviews the recent bank lending environment and stock market volatility

Sacramento, Calif. — The California Bankers Association (CBA) and Beacon Economics have released a seventh California banking report that examines important issues currently affecting California’s banks and the overall economy. The report is authored by Chris Thornberg, Ph.D., founding partner, and Jordan Levine, economist and director of economic research, at Beacon Economics. This report analyzes bank lending data for California through the second quarter of 2015, and offers observations on the recent volatility observed in the stock market. Among the report’s key findings:

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CBA Statement: Businesses Serving the Marijuana Industry Are Not Unbanked – They Cannot Be Banked

SACRAMENTO – Today the California Bankers Association, (CBA) released the following statement  regarding last week’s California Board of Equalization (BOE) meeting regarding access to banking services by marijuana-related businesses.

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Rod Brown Opinion Editorial: Now is a good time to fix Dodd-Frank

CBA President and CEO Rodney Brown discusses the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act in the Orange County Register and two legislative fixes currently being considered that make several common-sense changes to the law.

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Rod Brown Opinion Editorial: Let’s ‘Celebrate’ Dodd-Frank’s Anniversary by Fixing it

CBA President and CEO Rodney Brown provides commentary on the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act – a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s financial regulatory system - in the Contra Costa Times.

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Past CBA Chair Rick Smith Opinion Editorial: Credit unions get unfair tax advantage

Past CBA chairman and TriCounties Bank President & CEO Rick Smith discusses the tax disparity between banks and credit unions in the Sacramento Business Journal.

Legislation & Advocacy

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Action Needed on NCUA Attempt to Expand Credit Union Membership

This past November the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) put out a proposal for comment regarding field of membership.  This proposal, by NCUA’s own account, is the most sweeping change on membership limitations in the agency’s 45-year history and goes to the basic ability of credit unions to get new customers in the door.


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.