The California Independent Bankers represents more than 240 community banks of all sizes and charter types in the state, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services.
CIB is the affiliate of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), with nearly 5,000 members – representing more than 24,000 locations nationwide and employing 300,000 Americans, ICBA members hold $1.2 trillion in assets, $1 trillion in deposits, and $750 billion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community.
Whether located in small towns, suburbia or big-city neighborhoods, community banks improve our towns and cities by funding small businesses and using local dollars to help families purchase homes, finance college and build financial security.
CIB/ICBA supports fair competition for financial institutions, maintaining the separation of banking and commerce, and a balanced financial system to prevent the concentration of economic and financial-services resources. CIB/ICBA member community banks create symbiotic relationships with the communities they serve, favor local decision-making, while adhering to the highest business practices and ethical standards, and support a democratically governed association where each member bank has a voice and a vote.
CIB/ICBA is committed to upholding the highest professional standards in community banking and providing programs tailored specifically for community bankers. Through CIB/ICBA educational courses, certification options and continuing education programs, community bankers are better able to serve their customers and stay profitable. One Mission. Community Banks.
CIB/ICBA are committed to your success, and we serve you by:
Representing your bank and all community banks before the state legislature, Congress, the regulators and the Administration;
Providing you with tools and resources to help grow your bank and remain competitive;
Providing you with increased peer networking opportunities and timely information that will help give your community bank a competitive edge bank and;
Providing education and community bank products and services as vital resources to help you meet the challenges of new technologies, customer demands and regulations.