111th Annual Convention & Meeting

111th Annual Convention & Meeting

Check out the presentation from Michael Brown, Wells Fargo economist, with invaluable information from the convention.

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The Arizona Bankers Association has been the voice of Arizona’s banking industry for over 100 years. The Association counts over 70 banks and credit card operations among its members. Our members operate in every corner of the state, from the Grand Canyon to Tuba City, Douglas to Yuma, and everywhere in between. Our mission is to engage our members in industry issues and create a unified voice.

Not only do banks lend to Arizonans, but they employ nearly 40,000 Arizonans, reinvesting in their communities and providing financial and social stability in their markets. Bankers additionally donate significant time and money to charities, among them, educating young adults on the importance of financial responsibility. Banks are, in many ways, the lifeblood of our communities.

The Arizona Bankers Association provides various functions for the members of the AzBA. In addition to the work done lobbying for the benefit of the banking industry and for a strong overall economy, the department also hosts leadership lunches and dinners, publishes legislative bulletins and position papers, and more.

Creating a unified voice of the Arizona banking industry gives AzBA a powerful voice in both at the Arizona State Capitol, and Washington D.C. We work with your federal, state and local elected officials, and with the regulatory agencies to promote favorable business environments for banking, which in turn, promotes positive economic growth in our state.

AzBA Goes to Washington, D.C.

AzBA Goes to Washington, D.C.

September 30 - October 2, 2014

Join Arizona Bankers on their annual fall mission to Washington, D.C. to lobby our congressional delegation and senior agency officials. Contact the AzBA at info@azbankers.org or call 602.258.1200 for details.

Financial Institutions Fraud & Security Seminar

Financial Institutions Fraud & Security Seminar

September 24, 2014

The Financial Institutions Fraud and Security Seminar will feature two speakers: Michele Stuart, JAG Investigations & Tim Reddick, Desert Thunder Investigations

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CEO & Directors' College

CEO & Directors' College

October 30, 2014

Join us at the University Club of Phoenix to hear the latest on topics such as Bank Owned Life Insurance, Executive & Director's Compensation, Board of Directors, Recruitment Strategies and more!

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Arizona Banker Magazine

Arizona Banker Magazine

Published four times a year, The Arizona Banker is distributed to all AzBA members and prospective members, including banking and financial service professionals throughout the state.  Distribution totals more than 1,000 direct-mailed issues every four months and has an estimated annual pass-around readership of 45,000 banking professionals.

LAI & AzBA Luncheon with San Francisco Federal Reserve President

LAI & AzBA Luncheon with San Francisco Federal Reserve President

John Williams

On January 7th, 2014 we had the pleasure of meeting with San Fransisco Federal Reserve President, John Williams.



CFPB announced 2015 increase in dollar thresholds for several Reg Z provisions governed by the CARD act, Home Ownership, and Dodd Frank Act.

Philadelphia Fed examines fair lending analysis for credit cards and how banks can manage risks associated with credit scoring models.

Terrorism Trial of Mideast Bank Worries the Financial World http://t.co/PWPyYovrmt

FICO recalibrates its credit score- changes could lead to more banks lending, easier credit for some consumers.

In a recent KPMG survey 55% of bank execs claimed that regulatory compliance costs are the greatest negative impact on their banks' growth.

Farm Credit Regulator Jill Long Thompson warned that non-farm-related activities and loans posed "reputation risk" to the entire FCS.

House passed 4 bills to enhance US cyber security, including H. R. 3696.

RT @BloombergNews: South Africa, home to 80 percent of the world’s rhinos, may move animals out of reserves: http://t.co/NBVdu5oNsC http://…


Can Policy Levers Raise the Share of Americans Who Work? http://t.co/0t8IiNzgoZ via @WSJPolitics

The 111th Annual AzBA Convention & Meeting is scheduled for June 8 – 10, at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona. We encourage you to attend, and bring your family for an in-state summer getaway.

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