In 2018, two recognized, trusted associations, the California Bankers Association (CBA) and Western Independent Bankers (WIB) merged to form a strong new foundation, the Western Bankers (WB).
With more than 200 years of combined experience serving banks, the WB is one of the largest banking trade associations and regional educational organizations in the United States.
With a mission to educate and connect bankers to help them achieve the highest standards of personal and organizational excellence, the WB offers dynamic conferences, training seminars, nearly 150 webinars and enhanced education for member banks.
CBA, the California state and federal advocacy division, is the advocate of the California banking industry for needed legislative, regulatory and legal changes.
WB also provides its members with preferred pricing for products and services that can both improve operations and save money through its Strategic Partner program.
The CBA division of the Western Bankers, is the voice of the industry when it comes to state and federal legislative, regulatory and legal advocacy. We are the only banking trade association in California with a full-time state legislative advocacy team dedicated to protecting our members’ interests. Our efforts strive to ensure a free and competitive market among financial service providers, a level playing field with our competitors and promote financial education that empowers consumers to exercise real choice.