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ABA’s History

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ABA celebrated its 140th anniversary in 2015. While much has changed since 1875, the business of banking remains at its core the same: keeping deposits safe, giving customers convenient choices and making loans to help people buy homes and grow businesses. ABA has always been at the heart of the innovations that have helped bankers serve their customers.

As we mark this milestone, join us in celebrating our industry’s history of service—and in continuing to help make Americans’ financial dreams come true.

NEW! ABA has created an Anniversary and Special Events Toolkit​ to help members plan their own celebration.​


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ABA's 140th Anniversary Video