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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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California Department of Business Oversight Declares Extraordinary Situation in Counties Affected by Wildfires

Governor Jerry Brown has proclaimed a state of emergency in the following counties due to the effects of the California wildfires which has damaged structures and infrastructure, threatened homes, and caused the evacuation of residents.

Consequently, Commissioner of Business Oversight Jan Lynn Owen has determined that an extraordinary situation exists in the counties and has issued a proclamation authorizing state-chartered banks to close any or all of their offices in affected areas until the Commissioner determines the extraordinary condition has ended.

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The Latest Incident Information from CBA on the California Wildfires
How you can help, resources and more information

Our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by the devastating fires raging across California. We recognize that the immediate focus of our colleagues and friends in these regions is on ensuring the safety of their family and loved ones.

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California Bankers Association, Western Independent Bankers Announce Proposed Merger

The California Bankers Association (CBA) and the Western Independent Bankers (WIB) have announced a proposed merger.

The CBA and WIB boards of directors have voted to approve moving forward with a merger agreement and now a member vote will determine whether the merger is approved. In the coming weeks, our bank members will receive a ballot along with additional information regarding the specific components of the merger, and will vote on whether to approve it or not. If approved by member banks, WIB will merge into the CBA.

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Simone Lagomarsino Oped: Bank regulation reform bills offer sensible solutions to promote economic growth

CBA President & CEO Simone Lagomarsino discusses the need for regulatory reform to promote economic growth in an Orange County Register oped.

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Simone Lagomarsino Oped: Sensible Solutions for California’s Economic Growth

CBA President & CEO Simone Lagomarsino authored an oped the appeared in this weekend’s East Bay Times, calling for Congress to act on a tailored approach to the current regulatory system.

View the opinion editorial here.

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Equifax Breach: Resources to Communicate with Your Customers

As the Equifax breach continues to dominate headlines, you may begin to get questions from your customers and the media. Here are a few resources you might find helpful as you decide how to communicate about the breach:

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Orange County Register Editorial: Operation Choke Point is finally suffocated

CBA President and CEO, Simone Lagomarsino, discusses Operation Choke Point, and the regulatory requirements that force bankers to spend much of their time and money intrusively policing their own customers in an Orange County Register editorial.

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Florida and California Bankers, Far Apart but Flying Together

CBA President and CEO Simone Lagomarsino and Florida Bankers Association President and CEO Alex Sanchez discuss the upcoming joint Washington, D.C. Visit with Bloomberg.

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CBA Signs Letter of Support for Regulatory Relief

The financial regulatory reform issue has moved to the Senate now that the House has passed the Financial Choice Act on a party-line vote. CBA joined 51 other state banking associations in a joint letter to Senate leadership urging support for a regulatory relief bill that is currently in development under the direction of Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo and Ranking Member Maxine Waters.

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Treasury Releases Report Suggesting Significant Reforms to Banking Regulations

The U.S. Treasury Department has officially issued its 150-page report, making several recommendations for how Congress and the regulatory agencies can streamline bank regulation in a way that promotes economic growth.

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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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