The ATM smash and grab crime is particularly active in Texas, where a heat map put together by TBA staff revealed at least 139 incidents in our state, primarily in the eastern, central and northern areas of the state.
Each fall, the Texas Bankers Foundation holds an annual fundraising campaign, reaching out to TBA members to request your philanthropic support for Texas banks, their employees and the com-munities they serve.
For the first time this election
cycle, TBA has adopted a political
plan to amplify not only our political giving, but also our grassroots activity.
TBA has been a longtime supporter of opportunities to attract and retain banking talent on behalf of our member banks, with a proactive stance towards diversity and inclusion initiatives.
We all know that well beyond PPP, our peers and colleagues play a vital role in supporting our communities in a number of ways — year-round, every year. This year is no different.
TBA, like our banks, was affected by the pandemic. TBA staff have worked from home since mid-March, and TBA leadership has been forced to adapt to restrictions brought about by the quarantine.
This month, I’m going to discuss some of the extraordinary efforts your association has taken during this pandemic to help its members, the industry, Texas communities and small businesses.
Bankers have played a critical role over the past few months and will continue to play a vital role as our economy recovers.
While the U.S. economy began the year with positive statistics to include low unemployment, steady job growth, a thriving stock market and strong housing market — it didn’t take long before it all took a sharp U-turn.
For Texas bankers, TBA BankPac is the most effective way to support candidates. By pooling our financial resources bankers can amplify our voices and give candidates more meaningful political contributions than we can give individually.
Each spring, the Texas Bankers Association hosts more than 100 Texas bankers from all across Texas where we join our counterparts from all over the nation at ABA’s Washington Summit.
Many of our Texas banks, bankers and communities have benefitted over the years from the Foundation’s programs. I’ve seen what it means to a 50-Year Banker to be honored for his or her well-deserved career or for Emerging Leaders to be acknowledged f
While TBA already invites regulators to speak at conferences, the Annual Convention and other educational events, we can do better in terms of frequency and depth of coverage through regular dialogue with the regulators followed by informational upda
At our September TBA Board of Directors meeting, the board approved a design concept and funding for the new building on TBA???s property in Austin in accordance with last fall???s membership vote and our bylaws.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board, or FASB, is an obscure,
low-profile organization without
congressional oversight that has become a very real threat to the banking industry.
As I write this column, I???ve recently traveled to 16 Texas cities to meet with nearly 850 bankers as part of TBA???s 2019 Texas Tour.
One of my top priorities this year is to increase banker engagement with TBA from all levels of the bank.