Membership

Join the leading association of minority-owned banks.

“No bank can stand alone.”

Major Richard Robert Wright, co-founder, NBA

Businessman

Member Benefits

  • Legislative and Regulatory Representation

  • NBA Sponsored Lobbying Activity

  • Collaborative Fintech Partnership Evaluations

  • Professional Education and Support

  • Frequent Information Sharing 

  • Participating in Corporate Lines of Credit

  • Corporate Deposit Relationship

  • Networking

  • Minbanc Scholarship Fund Participation

Get the NBA Member Advantage

Join Today! To become a NBA member, select a level below and submit your application.

MDI INSTITUTIONAL MEMBER

To be eligible for institutional membership, a bank must be 51% minority-owned or have a majority-minority board and serve a predominantly minority community.  Ethnic composition of membership includes African-Americans, Native-Americans, Indian-Americans, East-Indians, Hispanic-Americans, and Asian-Americans. Women-owned banks also are eligible to join the NBA. Majority banks can join as "affiliate" members. 

The NBA and its Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) were cited by the President of the United States for their efforts to increase the number of Fortune 500 companies that do business with minority financial institutions and other minority businesses. Currently several of the Fortune 500 companies are doing business with NBA member banks. These relationships have generated millions in lines of credit and billions in non-credit services.

AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP

NBA Affiliate Membership is for non-minority owned financial services institutions and other firms that share common interests and concerns of the NBA.  Any such institution or firm may, upon written application, be elected by the board for Affiliate Membership. 

The minimum annual affiliate membership dues are $5,000.00 and for non-minority financial services-depository institutions the annual dues will be based upon their asset size.

The benefits of an Affiliate Membership may benefit an Affiliate Member’s CRA Ratings and include:

Intelligence Sharing

  • Consideration for publication of trend and shared-expertise articles in our member correspondence or publications. 

Access to Decision Makers

  • Access to corporate advisory group

  • Increased visibility and networking opportunities

  • Access to and member rates for conferences and events

  • Consideration for speaking opportunities to bankers showcasing your expertise

  • Members-only sponsorship, exhibit and advertising opportunities. 

Referrals and Promotion

  • Promotion as an Affiliate Member may include a listing in the NBA member only directory to facilitate NBA member banks’ requests for recommendation of specialized industry products and/or service providers.

  • Company listed in NBA directory and on the NBA website

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

Associate Membership is a membership for an individual with a desire to support the mission and goals of the NBA.  Any individual not engaged in the banking business, non-bank subsidiaries of bank holding companies or other related businesses may, upon written application, be elected by the board for Associate Membership.  The annual dues are $500.

The benefits of an associate membership include:

Intelligence Sharing

  • Consideration for publication of trend and shared-expertise articles in our member correspondence or publications. 

Access to Decision Makers

  • Increased visibility and networking opportunities

  • Access to and member rates for conferences and events

  • Members-only sponsorship, exhibit and advertising opportunities. 

Referrals and Promotion

  • Promotion as an Associate Member may include a listing in the NBA member only directory to facilitate NBA member bank’s requests for recommendations of individual subject matter experts.