In 2018, the Western Independent Bankers (WIB) merged with the California Bankers Association (CBA) to create the Western Bankers Association (WBA). Both names—the “California Bankers Association” and the “Western Independent Bankers”, as well as their respective areas of professional focus, have been retained by WBA, and operate as divisions of WBA.
CBA, the California state and federal advocacy division, is the advocate of the California banking industry for needed legislative, regulatory and legal changes.
The WIB division offers dynamic conferences, training seminars, more than 250 webinars and enhanced education for member banks. Conferences that have historically been offered by the CBA are now marketed and delivered by the WIB division of the WBA.
With more than 200 years of combined experience serving banks, the WBA is one of the largest, state-banking, trade associations and regional educational organizations in the United States.
WBA also provides its members with preferred pricing for products and services that can both improve operations and save money through its Strategic Partner program.