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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


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

Congressional Testimonies, Letters, and Advocacy Efforts

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November 3, 2022

NBA Comment on State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Technical Assistance

August 29, 2022

Public Comment on Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection;
Comment Request; Emergency Capital Investment Program Reporting

August 2, 2022

NBA Climate Letter to Senator Chuck Schumer Regarding the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

August 1, 2022

Letter to the Senate Regarding the Credit Card Competition Act of 2022

June 14, 2022

NBA's Letter to Chairwoman Maxine Waters Regarding the Financial Services for Racial Equity, Inclusion and Economics Justice Act

May 31, 2022

Community Reinvestment Act Regulations

August 5, 2022

Public Comment on Joint Proposed Rulemaking for Regulations Under the Community Reinvestment Act