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Facts about the CBA
The California Bankers Association represents the majority of banks doing business in the state

Founded in 1891, the California Bankers Association represents more than 150 members in the state, including commercial banks, industrial loan companies and savings institutions. California’s banking industry provides jobs to more than 160,000 Californians and financial security and opportunities to millions more.

Overview

  • Founded in 1891, the California Bankers Association now represents more than 150 members in the state, including commercial banks, industrial loan companies and savings institutions. California’s banking industry provides jobs to more than 160,000 Californians and financial security and opportunities to millions more.
  • California banks hold more than $4.6 trillion in assets and loans in excess of $3 trillion.
  • Members’ specialties range from agri-business to consumer lending, from small business to international economic development.

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.
  • CBA strives 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.

Education

  • CBA provides members with a number of educational offerings and conferences necessary to educate staff, grow their businesses and to keep banks profitable.
  • Courses are offered in a variety of formats, such as conferences, banking schools, teleconferences, on-line courses and seminars for entry level bankers through executive management.

Consumer

  • CBA created an online Consumer Education center with information on credit borrowing, building wealth and banking services, as well as a database for consumers looking to establish a new banking relationship.

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