Western Bankers Announces Name Change to California Bankers Association

SACRAMENTO, Calif., November 21, 2022. The Western Bankers has announced the changing of its name to the California Bankers Association (CBA) effective immediately. This action reflects the association’s focus on banks doing business in California and a new era of collaboration and partnership with state banking associations throughout the United States. In the coming months, the association will transition the website, emails, and communications to reflect the updated name.

“This association is deeply rooted in California and has been advocating for banks doing business in this state for 130 years,” said board Chairman George Leis. “This name change more accurately reflects our membership, including 100+ California member banks, and our priority to provide them the very best service.”

The association values its partnerships with other state banking associations and will continue to collaborate with them on issues facing the industry. 

About the California Bankers Association

Established 130 years ago, the California Bankers Association is one of the largest state banking trade associations in the country. CBA leads the way in developing relevant legislative and educational solutions to some of California’s more pressing financial and banking issues, including financial empowerment, identity theft, financial privacy, and financial elder abuse. CBA’s membership includes the majority of California’s commercial, industrial and community banks, and savings associations.

Contact: Ana Helman, ahelman@calbankers.com


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CBA is a Division of the WB

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.