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Membership Opportunities

Be part of building a more inclusive banking system.

Join the leading association of minority-owned and operated banks.

customers of minority depository institutions

Become a member

Member Benefits

Advocacy & Regulatory Guidance

News & Research

Training & Events

Tools & Resources

Technology & Innovation

Partnerships & Collaboration

Did you know?

Over a third (37%) of mortgages loans from MDIs go to minority borrowers, compared to only 13% from non-MDIs. 

Member Benefits Descriptins

Member Benefits

Advocacy & Regulatory Guidance

  • Legislative and regulatory advocacy that positively impacts minority, women -owned and -operated banks and their constituents.

  • Expertise and advice on regulatory matters, industry changes, policy analysis, and legislation.

News & Research

  • Access to cutting-edge research, impact assessments, and policy analysis.

  • News on the latest trends, insightful blogs, and updates on emerging technologies.

Training & Events

  • Access to industry insights and networking opportunities at in-person and virtual events. Connect with colleagues, industry leaders, policymakers, and regulators.

  • Attend educational series' featuring industry experts that explore current issues affecting the banking industry and the MDI community.

  • Participate in Coffee and Conversations, monthly virtual meetings where members discuss pressing industry issues and network with other members. All meetings are recorded for future reference.

Tools & Resources

  • Capital – Access to corporate business, deposit, and capital aggregation opportunities.

  • Discounts – Substantial savings on compliance audits, products, and services.

  • Enable your customers to take advantage of free financial wellness tools and resources on the Our Money Matters platform (a partnership between Our Money Matters and the National Banking Association Foundation).

Technology & Innovation

  • MDI ConnectTech is an innovative program supporting MDIs through investments in technology and talent. It enables MDIs to multiply their lending capacity and increase customer access and affordability to financial products and services.

Partnerships & Collaborations

  • Develop strategic alliances and collaborate with corporations, fintech’s, government agencies, non-profits, and more.

Membership Levels

Associate Member

This is a membership for an individual engaged in the banking business, non-bank subsidiaries of bank holding companies or other related businesses with a desire to support the mission and goals of the NBA. Contact us to discuss.

Institutional Member

To be eligible for institutional membership, a bank must be 51% minority, women-owned, or have a majority-minority board and serve a predominantly minority community. The ethnic composition of eligible members includes multiracial and women-owned banks. All other non-minority depository institutions can join as Strategic Partners. Learn more. 

Strategic Partners

A strategic partner is any non-MDI interested in supporting the mission of the National Bankers Association. Partners will have access to host a variety of programs and events that provide outstanding visibility and opportunities to interact with Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs) leadership, regulators, and other stakeholders.

National Bankers Association Foundation - General Inquiries

The National Bankers Association Foundation, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit arm of the National Bankers Association, is looking for collaboration and partnership opportunities that provide supportive services and programs to MDIs. Please, fill out the form below, and a member of our staff will be in contact you. 

What Our Members Say

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Travis Kiyota Board Member

Travis Kiyota

Senior Vice President

Head of Global Corporate Affairs

East West Bank

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East West Bank is proud to stand in solidarity with our fellow MDIs as a member of the National Bankers Association and work together to address the radical wealth gap"

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