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Policy Issues

ABA supports common sense policies that allow banks of all sizes to better serve their customers and communities. See our trending policy issues and full list below.


 Trending Policy Issues

Regulatory Burden
Tax Reform
Data Breaches
Credit Unions

 Issues Index


​The following priorities reflect the diverse and forward-looking agenda of the American Bankers Association. Our member banks pursue progressive, entrepreneurial and service-oriented strategies to provide financial services to benefit their customers and communities. These policies are designed to help bankers achieve their goals by maximizing the operating flexibility and business options available to them while reducing federal regulatory burdens. 


Agricultural Banks

Business Banking/Commercial Lending

Community Banks





Human Resources



​Mortgage Banking

​Mutual Banks


​Safety & Soundness

Trust/Wealth Management/Securities


 Policy Archives

ABA Policy Archives includes information on important policy issues from past years and reviews the historical background of current issues Visit the archive.

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 Executive Orders and ABA White Papers


Several executive orders and memorandums issued by President Trump address or will have some impact on financial industry regulation. Through meetings, white papers and other efforts, we are detailing what can and should be done to enable banks to better serve their customers and help their communities thrive. Read more