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Advocacy
Your voice heard

Harnessing our
collective power is
the key to developing
legislation and
regulations that
positively impact our
banks.

Be a part of national and global conversations about the future of banking. When you become a member, we advocate for you – and your customers.


The NBA is constantly working to enable strong, healthy, and financially sound minority communities by securing the financial health of minority-owned and -operated banks.


Membership in the NBA makes a powerful statement about your commitment to influencing federal policy and increasing opportunities for financial wellness in your bank communities.


We not only advocate for your access to capital and inclusive policies, practices, and programs, we ensure your voice is heard in national and global conversations about the future of banking.

Our Advocacy Priorities

1

Increasing access to capital for minority-owned banks

2

Increasing minority-owned banks participation in government infrastructure, transportation and other programs

3

Fully supporting the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

4

Increasing federal and state deposits in minority depository institutions

Congressional Testimonies, Letters, and Advocacy Efforts

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May 4, 2022

Statement for the Record for Senate Judiciary Committee on "Excessive Swipe Fees and Barriers to Competition in the Credit and Debit Card Systems"

May 3, 2022

NBA Letter Supporting Fair Hiring in Banking Act

March 4, 2022

NBA Letter to Treasury Secretary Yellen Responding to MDI and CDFI Emergency Capital Investment Program Legal Documents

February 16, 2022

Testimony before the House Financial Services Committee on "How Federal Support for MDIs and CDFIs Have Launched a New Era for Disadvantaged Communities"

February 15, 2022

Joint Letter on the Release of Emergency Capital Investment Program Legal Documents and Rate Reduction Report and Guidelines

February 10, 2022

Joint Trade Letter to Appropriations Committee on Community Development Financial Institutions Fund FY22 Appropriations