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the key to developing
legislation and
regulations that
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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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May 9, 2023

CDBA and NBA Joint Comment Letter to EPA on GHGRF

March 1, 2023

Economic Club of New York 2022 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summary Report

February 28, 2023

Joint Letter to the CFPB Requesting an Extension of Comment Period on the NPRM on Credit Card Penalty Fees

January 13, 2023

Community Builders of Color Coalition Urges EPA to Ensure Minority Communities Benefit Equally from Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

January 5, 2023

National Bankers Association (NBA) 2023 Policy Agenda: Charting a Path to Prosperity and Inclusion for Minority Depository Institutions: 2023 Legislative and Regulatory Agenda

December 20, 2022

Finalization of Emergency Capital Investment Program (ECIP) Draft QSR

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