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 women and men, hold nearly $17 trillion in assets, safeguard $13 trillion in deposits and extend more than $9 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. Any member bank employee is eligible and encouraged to join the 11 open committees and councils that address the key issues and challenges facing our industry.​

For more information, view the entire list of open committees/councils.

 ABA Government Relations Summit

ABA Government Relations Summit
 America's banks are vital to a strong economy. 
Make sure Congress knows it.

Join us for the 2018 ABA
Government Relations Summit.

 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.

Kenneth L. Burgess, Jr.2017-18 Board Chairman
Kenneth L. Burgess, Jr.

FirstCapital Bank of Texas, NA
Midland, TX

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



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.

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