Community banks are the heart of the community

With more than 500 banks, Texas has the largest market in the U.S., and, according to Forbes, is among the top 10 economies in the world. Banks fuel Texas’s economic growth through new home, small business and small farm loans to 25.8 million customers. But that’s not all—Texas banks employed 147,106 employees and those bankers provided 709,686 volunteer service hours, according to an American Bankers Association survey.

BANKERS TELL THEIR STORIES

Build trusted personal relationships

Involved every day in their communities

Exist to help build up their communities

Vital in helping Bastrop rebuild

Community banks build trusted personal relationships

Bankers give individuals financial guidance, trusted advice and support during major life decisions. Community banks are the heart of the community.

BANKERS PITCH IN

Hurricane Harvey Relief
Fund

West Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Texas Bankers Fire Relief Fund

Military Warriors Support Foundation

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Following the devastation of many communities along the Texas Gulf Coast, bankers throughout the state and nation wanted to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. A special relief funds was set up and $1.6 million dollars in donations were received. More than $1.5 million dollars of the funds were distributed to 732 bankers who had lost their homes, cars, personal belongs, etc. The remaining $32,000 in funds was distributed to four Gulf Coast area 501(c)(3) organizations with ongoing recovery efforts to help those affected by the hurricane. Read the full story in Texas Banking Magazine.

BY THE NUMBERS

Texas has the largest market in the U.S.

Banks fuel Texas’s economic growth

Texas Bank Assets

Texas has the largest market in the U.S.

With more than 500 banks, Texas has the largest market in the U.S., and, according to Forbes, is among the top 10 economies in the world. But that’s not all—Texas banks employed 147,106 employees and those bankers provided 709,686 volunteer service hours, according to an ABA survey.

BANKERS GIVE BACK

Scott Hale, Bridge City State Bank

Scott Hale, president and CEO of Bridge City State Bank, has learned a lot about giving back living along the Gulf Coast. Bridge City and its surrounding areas have been hit hard during hurricane seasons. Having been a recipient of donations from other banks following flooding and other damage, he and the bank staff decided to make sure and “pay it forward” to other banks when disaster strikes their communities. Hale is also the past president of the Orange County United Way, an organization that supports nine other agencies. Read Scott’s story in Texas Banking magazine.

Scott Hale, Bridge City State Bank

Scott Hale

Marcus Vasquez, Allegiance Bank

Marcus Vasquez

Marelyn Shedd, First Financial Bank

Marelyn Shedd

Steve Mack, Texas Heritage Bank

Steve Mack

ABOUT THE TEXAS BANKERS ASSOCIATION

Founded in 1885, the Texas Bankers Association is a member-centric state organization based in Austin whose members represent the voice of the banking industry within the state and national halls of Austin and Washington, D.C.

In addition, our members engage in discussions impacting industry safety and soundness and economic issues affecting their customers.

TBA is the Leadership Organization & Principal Advocate For All Texas Banks

TBA represents 95 percent of banking institutions of all asset and deposit sizes. Our membership includes small and large institutions holding state and national charters, thrift charters and non-Texas charters with thousands of branches across our state.

Our member institutions pay local taxes on brick and mortar buildings and employ nearly 150,000 banking professionals. Members speak individually and through their representation on the association’s board of directors, four councils and 16 committees. More than 300 members volunteer each year to speak to TBA’s mission of one industry, one vision, one voice.

Financial Education

TBA publishes many resources on financial literacy available to bankers for career fairs and to educators for teaching money management in the classroom. TBA also offers tips for consumers on protecting against fraud and provides scholarships to future bankers.

Best-In-Class Banker Education

TBA learning never stops. We provide more than 75 seminars, 200 webinars and 20 specialized conferences and schools for over 8,000 Texas bankers each year. We prepare banking leaders for tomorrow through our Management Development Program.

Facts & Stats

Representing all Texas banking institutions, the Texas Bankers Association brings together community and regional banks and branches, bank holding companies and savings institutions.

  • The Texas Bankers Association has about 420 member banks and 4,545 branches, representing 95 percent of Texas banking institutions of all asset and deposit sizes.
  • The overwhelming majority of TBA members are community banks: the small and family-owned businesses that enable and support other small and family-owned businesses in Texas.
  • Located in Austin, the association is governed by a board of directors representing member banks of all asset sizes from across the state.