We know that our minority-owned banks and communities are stronger together.
When you become a member, we advocate for you – and your customers.
As the nation’s leading trade association for minority-owned banks, our advocacy efforts are critical to our members’ success and the people they serve.
Harnessing our collective power is the key to developing legislation and regulations that positively impact our banks.
We’ve made progress, but there’s more work to do. Federal law requires bank regulators and the Treasury Department to promote and preserve minority depository institutions.
Project Reach, the FDIC’s Minority Depository Institutions Program, and the Federal Reserve’s Partnership for Progress are steps in the right direction. The NBA welcomes these initiatives, but we also continue to call on the regulators to adhere to their statutory obligation to preserve and promote minority institutions by directly engaging our banks in these initiatives and creating opportunities for our banks to innovate.
Increasing access to capital for minority-owned banks
Increasing minority-owned banks participation in government infrastructure, transportation and other programs
Fully supporting the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
Increasing federal and state deposits in minority depository institutions