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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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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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The California Bankers Association and Beacon Economics Release California Banking Industry Intelligence Report
Report provides a review of the bank lending environment and state of consumer finances for 2014

Sacramento, Calif. — The California Bankers Association (CBA) and Beacon Economics have released a sixth 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 begins with an economic overview of the nation and of California, and then takes a closer look at the state of consumer finances and bank lending trends. Among the report’s key findings:

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CBA Announces Strategic Partnership with Data Center Inc.

SACRAMENTO — The California Bankers Association (CBA), one of the largest state banking trade associations, has entered a new strategic partnership with Data Center Inc. (DCI), the privately-owned developer of iCore360® core banking software and related technologies, to be the association’s endorsed core technology provider for its members. DCI is the latest addition among CBA’s list of strategic partners in several banking-related service categories, but the endorsement of a core technology provider is a first for the CBA.

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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.” 

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.