The Texas Bankers Association
"One Industry. One Vision. One Voice."
Since 1885, the Texas Bankers Association has been working to create a dynamic and profitable environment for Texas banks. This environment has provided a healthy atmosphere for the industry, as well as resources and services to benefit bank employees.
TBA is the leadership organization and principal advocate for all Texas Banks
During the 83rd Texas Legislative Session, TBA was involved in providing testimony and service as a resource on several banking-related bills, including onerous bills promoted by tax lien lenders and subcontractors. We also followed legislation relating to interest on commercial loans; oil and gas leases on foreclosed property; stored value cards; finance code changes; and mediation following applications for expedited judicial foreclosures.
On a Congressional level, TBA has fought hard to obtain relief from the regulatory overkill that is impacting the banking industry's ability to survive. TBA has led several groups to Washington, D.C., to meet with the Texas delegation and regulators; launched the Regulatory Feedback Initiative to give bankers an anonymous forum to rate their recent exams; and created Compliance Alliance to help bankers deal with the maze of regulations.
Education & Training
In addition to providing legislative advocacy, TBA trains more than 20,000 bankers annually at seminars, conferences, schools and its annual convention. TBA offers manuals and reference publications on just about any banking-related subject.