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The California Bankers Association Highlights Economic Impact of Banks Doing Business in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Bankers Association (CBA), a division of the Western Bankers Association, has released an updated report that examines the critical role banks play in supporting California’s economy and the communities where they do business. The report, prepared by Beacon Economics, examines and identifies a number of direct economic impacts banks have, as well the considerable contributions banks make to California’s economy through what are referred to as indirect effects.

Key findings include:

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The California Bankers Association Responds to Wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoffs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Bankers Association (CBA) released the following statement regarding the recent wildfires burning across the state, and the recurring public safety power shutoffs (PSPS):

 

“California banks are deeply committed to the communities that we serve. We stand ready to assist and help our customers who have been impacted by the recent wildfires or public safety power shutoffs.

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Eric Ellingsen, President and Chief Operating Officer of California Bank & Trust Elected New Chairman of the Western Bankers Association

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Western Bankers Association (WBA) today announced that Eric Ellingsen, president and chief operating officer of California Bank & Trust (CB&T), will serve as the 2019-2020 chairman of the board of directors. Ellingsen was officially elected at the WBA’s annual conference held in March.

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New Poll Shows Majority of Californians Oppose Government-Run Public Banks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Bankers Association (CBA) released the results of a poll conducted by FM3 Research that shows the vast majority of Californians oppose government getting into the business of banking. Currently, there is a measure before the California Legislature, Assembly Bill 857, authored by Assembly Members David Chiu of San Francisco and Miguel Santiago from Los Angeles, which allows for the creation of government-run public banks at the municipal level.

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The California Bankers Association Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan Regulatory Reform Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 258-159 to approve, S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. The bill, which passed the U.S. Senate in March on a strong bipartisan vote of 67-31 and now advances to the president for his signature, is designed to right-size banking regulations to allow banks to better serve their customers and their communities, while maintaining appropriate safety and soundness controls. 

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Central Valley Community Banks’ Generosity and Community Support Highlighted this Holiday Season
Local members of the California Bankers Association proudly support several philanthropic endeavors in the Central Valley community

SACRAMENTO, CA   November 15, 2017 – Members of the California Bankers Association (CBA) play a critical role in supporting California’s local communities and their economies. In a 2017 CBA Community Relations Survey, banks shared their dedication to giving back to their communities by hosting local events, funding scholarship programs and supporting many philanthropic endeavors. In total, responding CBA member banks across California donated nearly $82 million last year.

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Central Valley Community Banks’ Generosity and Community Support Highlighted this Holiday Season
Local members of the California Bankers Association proudly support several philanthropic endeavors in the Central Valley community

SACRAMENTO, CA   November 15, 2017 – Members of the California Bankers Association (CBA) play a critical role in supporting California’s local communities and their economies. In a 2017 CBA Community Relations Survey, banks shared their dedication to giving back to their communities by hosting local events, funding scholarship programs and supporting many philanthropic endeavors. In total, responding CBA member banks across California donated nearly $82 million last year.

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CBA’s Social Impact Awareness Campaign
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The CBA, in partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, has launched a social impact awareness campaign designed to share with public the tremendous impact our member banks have in the communities they serve. The focal point of the campaign is the creation of a series of regionally focused videos designed to highlight these efforts and showcase the positive impact.

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Jim Lokey Honored as CBA’s Distinguished Banker of the Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Bankers Association, a division of the Western Bankers Association, today announced that Jim Lokey was honored as the CBA’s Distinguished Banker of the Year. Lokey was officially recognized at the WBA’s annual conference held last week.