About the Texas Bankers Association

Education, information and advocacy

Since 1885, the Texas Bankers Association has been working to create a dynamic and profitable environment for Texas banks. This environment has provided a healthy atmosphere for the industry, as well as resources and services to benefit bank employees.

TBA is the leadership organization and principal advocate for all Texas banks:

  • The Texas Bankers Association has 435 member banks.
  • 85 percent of Texas banks are members of the TBA.
  • TBA member banks have 4,637 branches.

News Releases

Chris Furlow Takes Helm as TBA President & CEO

7/2/2018
Chris Furlow officially took the helm as the new President and CEO of the Texas Bankers Association today, succeeding Eric Sandberg, who retired after holding the position for nine years.

TBA Elects 2018-19 Officers

5/18/2018
The membership of the Texas Bankers Association recently elected officers for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

50-Year Bankers Honored

5/4/2018
The Texas Bankers Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Texas Bankers Association, honored 16 Texas bankers with the 50-Year Banker Award during TBA’s 134th Annual Convention on May 4 in Houston.

Cornerstone and LiFE Awards Announced

4/30/2018
The Texas Bankers Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Texas Bankers Association, will present the annual Cornerstone and Leaders in Financial Education (LiFE) awards to 12 banks at a special luncheon.

Christopher Furlow Named CEO of TBA

1/12/2018
The Texas Bankers Association Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Christopher J. Furlow to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1.

Campus Eye Fights Cyber Bullying

10/19/2017
TBA has teamed up with Mobile Innovations LLC to make its Campus Eye mobile app available to Texas school districts as a tool to prevent cyber bullying.

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Op-Eds

Vote 'Yes' on Prop 2

10/23/2017
Vote 'yes' on Prop 2 and make home equity loans available to more homeowners.

Financial CHOICE Act is Win-Win for Texas

10/25/2017
The adoption of the Financial CHOICE Act is a win-win for Texas consumers, homeowners and small business owners.

The Truth About Retailers and Swipe Fees

3/23/2017
Repealing the Durbin Amendment will support economic growth and help all Texans.

CFPB has Created a Regulatory Credit Crunch

3/15/2017
The Dodd-Frank Act has resulted in approximately 24,000 pages of proposed and final rules.