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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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The California Bankers Association and Beacon Economics Release California Banking Intelligence Report
Report reveals banks in California set records for lending in 2015

Sacramento, Calif. — The California Bankers Association (CBA) and Beacon Economics have released a eighth 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., and founding partner at Beacon Economics. This report analyzes bank lending data for California through 2015, finding that banks set records for lending in 2015, as total loan value outstanding reached $930 billion in the fourth quarter*.

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California Bankers Association Issues Statement on Senate Bill 1150

SACRAMENTO – Today the California Bankers Association, (CBA) released the following statement regarding our opposition to Senate Bill 1150:

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Rod Brown Discusses Dodd-Frank Regulations in the Long Beach Business Journal

CBA President and CEO Rodney Brown discusses the regulatory burden banks continue to face as the Dodd-Frank Act still rolls out in the Long Beach Business Journal.

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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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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.

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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.

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