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ABA Bank Compliance Advertising Rates & Information

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Looking for ways to help keep your bank compliant? ABA Bank Compliance is your answer. Detailed articles, thoughtful analysis and ready-to-use sample forms will help guide you.

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2019 Advertising Rates (Payable in U.S. Dollars only)

Black & White

  1x 3x 6x 12x
1/2 Horizontal 1,300 1,100 900 700
Full Page 1,900 1,700 1,500 1,300
2-page Spread 3,500 3,100 2,700 2,300


  1x 3x 6x 12x
1/2 Horizontal 1,800 1,600 1,400 1,200
Full Page 2,400 2,200 2,000 1,800
2-page Spread 4,200 3,800 3,400 3,000


  1x 3x 6x 12x
1/2 Horizontal 2,200 2,000 1,800 1,600
Full Page 2,800 2,600 2,400 2,200
2-page Spread 4,900 4,500 4,100 3,700

Covers & Positioning

Inside Front Cover add 15%

Cover charges are in addition to four-color rate earned.

Inside Back Cover add 10%
Back Cover add 20%
Other Special Positions add 10%

Advertisement Sizes

  Size (width x height) Bleed size
Full page 8.5 x 11 inches 8.75 x 11.25 inches
1/2 horizontal 7.5 x 4.75 inches  
Spread 17 x 11 inches 17.25 x 11.25 inches

Trim size of the magazine is 8-1/2 x 11 inches

Space / Materials Deadlines 

2019 Issues Space Closing Materials Due
January / February 2019 December 3, 2018 December 10, 2018
March / April February 1, 2019 February 8, 2019
May / June April 1 April 8
July / August June 3 June 10
September / October August 1 August 8
November / December October 1
October 8

Rebates & Short Rate

A rebate will be provided on the last ad when more advertising than originally contracted for has been placed and reaches the next frequency level. All advertising is subject to short rate when less advertising than originally contracted has been placed.

Inserts & Polybagging

Preprinted inserts may be placed in the full run of the magazine. Cost is based upon the actual weight and size of the insert, as well as binding method required. For a customized price quote, please contact your sales representative, or the publisher at (202) 663-5378.

Business Reply Cards

Business Reply Cards (BRCs) are billed at the 1/2-page black & white space rate earned, plus a $500 net binding charge. BRCs count as one insertion and must be accompanied by space advertising in the same issue. Contact the publisher at (202) 663-5378 for quantity and shipping information.

Materials Requirements

Advertisers must submit high-resolution, printer-ready PDF files. Files can be sent on disk using the mailing instructions below, or e-mail them to Larry Price.

Files settings vary from printing company to printing company. To assist you when saving files for ABA Bank Compliance, please visit our printer's File Settings page and click on your application to download instructions.

ABA cannot be held responsible for misprinted ads if a color proof, with crop marks indicated, is not provided with the ad materials. Laser proofs are acceptable for b&w ads only.


Unless otherwise instructed in writing, the magazine will position a reference on each advertisement to the publication InfoLinks website, which provides a direct link to the advertising company's website. This reader service is provided free of charge and is not considered part of the advertising purchase.

Contract Regulations

Signed insertion orders are required. All art instructions are required in writing. Verbal agreements will not be recognized. Contracts cover number of insertions within one year of contract date.
NOTE: Cancellations will not be accepted after published space closing deadlines.

By submitting this advertisement, you grant the ABA permission to reproduce and distribute the intellectual property provided in ABA Bank Compliance and warrant that the intellectual property contained in the advertisement is either owned by you, in the public domain, or licensed with full authority from the owner and grants ABA the rights identified herein. Furthermore, you warrant that all submitted advertisements are original, factually accurate, contain nothing defamatory or otherwise unlawful, and does not infringe on the copyright or other intellectual property rights of any third person, business or corporation. You indemnify the ABA against any and all claims made by third parties related to the submitted advertisement.

Agency Commissions

15% of gross on space, color and special position charges recognized to agencies. No cash discount. Credit will be granted to advertising agencies only on the condition that the agency is responsible for payment of the advertising order. New advertisers prepay first insertion.


Nearly all 5,500+ subscribers are senior level executives whose primary area of responsibility is Compliance. A significant number of readers indicate they have additional--though lesser--responsibilities in a variety of other areas, ranging from audit and loan review to branch manager. There are no free or controlled subscriptions-all 100% are fully paid. Annual subscriptions are $300 for ABA members and $450 for nonmembers.

Mailing Instructions

All correspondence, materials and inquiries should be directed to:

Larry Price, Publisher
American Bankers Association
1120 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036-3971
Phone: (800) BANKERS, (202) 663-5378
Fax: (202) 828-4540

​For a sample issue or more information on advertising, please contact Shaun Greyling at (352) 333-3385.