The American Bankers Association is the united voice of America’s hometown bankers¬—small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, hold more than $16 trillion in assets, safeguard $12 trillion in deposits and extend more than $8 trillion in loans.
ABA believes that government policies should recognize the industry’s diversity. Laws and regulations should be tailored to correspond to a bank’s charter, business model, hometown markets and risk profile. This policymaking approach avoids the negative economic consequences of burdensome, unsuitable and inefficient bank regulation.
Through a broad array of information, training, staff expertise and other resources, ABA supports America’s hometown bankers as they perform their critical role as drivers of America’s economic growth and job creation.

 Become an ABA Member


ABA represents institutions of all sizes and types. The majority of ABA’s members are banks with less than $250 million in assets. No matter what the focus of your bank's business might be, ABA offers resources and expertise to help you succeed in the most challenging climate.


 ABA Job Bank

​Looking for a job in the banking industry or need to post an open position within your bank?

 ABA Banking Journal

​The American Bankers Association’s flagship magazine and news site provides insights that help banking leaders succeed in the competitive financial services market.​

 Join an ABA Committee

ABA's daily work and policy positions are guided by the input of member bankers who serve on our committees. Any member bank employee is eligible and encouraged to join any of the following 11 committees and councils that address the key issues and challenges facing our industry.​
For more information view the entire list of open committees/councils.

 2017 Government Relations Summit


2017 Government Relations Summit

Join us March 20-22, in Washington, D.C, as we come together to tell Congress how America's banks deliver jobs and growth to communities across the country.



Contact an ABA Staff Expert
ABA staff experts are the go-to source for bankers, policy makers and media for information and insights on the banking industry.

View all ABA contact information.

 ABA Bank Leadership


​The insight, dedication and experience of our volunteer banker leadership, who represent financial institutions of different charters and asset sizes from around the country is key to our effectiveness. The diverse perspectives drive the development of ABA's advocacy and solutions.

Dorothy Savarese2016-2017 Board Chairman
Dorothy A. Savarese

President and CEO
Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
Orleans, MA

ABA President & CEO
Rob Nichols
American Bankers Association
Washington, DC


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