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Inclusive Banking

America’s banks believe everyone should have access to the banking system and the safety and convenience that comes with a bank account. ABA supports policies, programs and innovations that encourage financial inclusion. When safe, affordable and accessible financial products and services are readily available, families, communities and the economy can prosper.

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ABA is prioritizing fairness, equity and inclusion by offering tools, expertise and training to support banks in meeting the financial needs of their communities. Bankers in every role are encouraged to explore all of ABA’s resources focused on fostering financial inclusion. Reducing the number of unbanked and underbanked in the country is not just the right thing to do, it’s good for business.

Help Expand Banking Access Through Bank On

ABA encourages all banks to join the Bank On movement to help reduce the number of unbanked and underbanked in the country. In support of this effort, the nation's core providers are making it easier for banks to offer low-cost accounts that meet Bank On National Account Standards.

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Minority Banks and Financial Inclusion

National Bankers Association chairman, ABA Board Member and Independence Bank CEO Kenneth Kelly discusses the current environment for MDIs, the story of his bank, and ABA and NBA’s strategic partnership.

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FDIC Encourages Americans to #GetBanked

Many Americans begin their banking relationship by opening a checking or savings account online. The FDIC’s #GetBanked page offers resources on opening an insured bank account, including a search tool, checklist and links to additional support.

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Banks in Their Communities

Banks of all sizes across the map make an impact in their communities through programs and partnerships focused on economic inclusion, philanthropy, financial education, volunteering and more.

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Policy Analysis & Advocacy Efforts

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Group

Provides input to guide ABA staff on the creation of future programming and advocacy issues concerning DEI.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Peer Working Group

Forum for chief diversity officers and other senior diversity practitioners at midsize and larger banks with established diversity and inclusion programs.

Community Engagement and Reinvestment Committee

The Committee assists bankers in finding constructive ways to encourage and promote sound lending and investments in their communities.

Fair Lending Working Group

Discuss fair lending issues and concerns, discuss regulatory expectations, and address problems banks are facing.

Environmental, Social, and Governance Working Group

ABA’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Working Group will provide member banks with a forum for discussing the many facets of ESG engagement by banks, with a particular focus on advocacy.

Americans with Disabilities Act Peer Group

A banker-driven forum for members to discuss ADA compliance from an operational perspective, as well as emerging issues and challenges.