Preeti Vissa, community reinvestment director of the Greenlining Institute, explains in a recent blog: “It’s always a good thing for consumers to hold financial institutions and other businesses accountable, but moving one’s money alone doesn’t lead to a just and equitable society. It may be comforting to view the world in black and white (e.g. big banks = bad, credit unions = good), but reality usually comes in shades of gray. In this case, large credit unions need to be held accountable every bit as much as banks.”
CBA President and CEO Rodney Brown speaks with KSBY Santa Barbara about protesters in Atascadero who support the Bank Transfer Day movement, and notes the importance of the charitable support banks give to their local communities.
CBA President and CEO Rodney Brown talks to Pacific Coast Business Times’ editor, Henry Dubroff, about CBA’s recent joint visit to Washington, D.C. and the remarkable opportunity to meet with Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke, who was joined by all four Fed governors.
CBA President and CEO Rodney Brown talks to CBS 5 about the National Bank Transfer Day, slated for November 5, reminding consumers to make sure that the new institution fits your needs before switching.
CBA President and CEO Rodney Brown authored an op-ed, “Banks support law to protect seniors from fraud”, discussing CBA’s support for SB 33, which seeks to eliminate the sunset provision contained in California’s Financial Elder Abuse Reporting Act, passed in 2005.
SACRAMENTO – The California Bankers Association (CBA) elected new officers to serve on its 2011-2012 board of directors during CBA’s 120th Annual Convention of Bank Officers and Directors, in Huntington Beach. The officers provide leadership to the association and the members of its staff.
SACRAMENTO – The California Bankers Association (CBA) today announced that Steve Buster, president and chief executive officer of Mechanics Bank, based in Richmond, will serve as the 2011-2012 chairman of the board of directors for California’s largest banking trade association.
Mechanics Bank is the largest bank headquartered in Northern California’s East Bay region. The bank serves tens of thousands of consumer and business clients in Alameda, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Marin, Napa, Placer, Sacramento and San Francisco counties.