About the Texas Bankers Association

Education, information and advocacy

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:

  • The Texas Bankers Association has 425 member banks.
  • 85 percent of Texas banks are members of the TBA.
  • TBA member banks have 4,633 branches.
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News Releases

Houston Community Bank Employees Give 'Bankers Hours' New Meaning

4/24/2020
Texas Citizens Bank, a Houston community bank and SBA lender focused on owner-managed businesses, wants to acknowledge and thank its employees for working evenings and giving up part of their past two weekends to help process PPP loans

Texas Bankers Partner with Feeding Texas to Launch 'Texas Banks 4 Food Banks'

4/22/2020
Texas community banks, through the Texas Bankers Association and its charitable arm, the Texas Bankers Foundation, is partnering with Feeding Texas to launch the Texas Banks 4 Food Banks program during the COVID-19 emergency.

TBA Elects 2019-20 Officers

1/21/2020
The membership of the Texas Bankers Association recently elected officers for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

TBA Honors 25 50-Year Bankers

5/7/2019
The Texas Bankers Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Texas Bankers Association, honored 25 Texas bankers with the 50-Year Banker Award during TBA’s 135th Annual Convention on May 3 in Austin.

Emerging Leader Awards

5/2/2019
Ten Texas bankers are being honored with the Texas Bankers Foundation’s new Emerging Leader Award.

Cornerstone and LiFE Awards Announced

5/2/2019
The Texas Bankers Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Texas Bankers Association, presented the annual Cornerstone and Leaders in Financial Education (LiFE) awards to four banks at a luncheon May 2 at the Texas Bankers Association’s 135th Annual

Texas Bankers Nominated for Emerging Leader Award

3/21/2019
Ten Texas bankers have been nominated for Texas Bankers Foundation’s new Emerging Leader Award. The award was created this year to honor bankers who have had a positive impact in the banking industry and are expected to become a leader in their bank

Chris Furlow Takes Helm as TBA President & CEO

7/2/2018
Chris Furlow officially took the helm as the new President and CEO of the Texas Bankers Association today, succeeding Eric Sandberg, who retired after holding the position for nine years.

Christopher Furlow Named CEO of TBA

1/12/2018
The Texas Bankers Association Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Christopher J. Furlow to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1.

Media Contact


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Op-Eds

Financial CHOICE Act is Win-Win for Texas

1/21/2020
The adoption of the Financial CHOICE Act is a win-win for Texas consumers, homeowners and small business owners.

Vote 'Yes' on Prop 2

10/23/2017
Vote 'yes' on Prop 2 and make home equity loans available to more homeowners.

The Truth About Retailers and Swipe Fees

3/23/2017
Repealing the Durbin Amendment will support economic growth and help all Texans.

CFPB has Created a Regulatory Credit Crunch

3/15/2017
The Dodd-Frank Act has resulted in approximately 24,000 pages of proposed and final rules.