Illinois Bankers Association

About IBA

The Illinois Bankers Association, the voice of Illinois' banking industry, is a full-service trade association dedicated to creating a positive business climate that benefits the entire banking industry and the communities they serve. Founded in 1891, the IBA brings together state and national banks and savings banks that together employ over 105,000 people in nearly 4,500 offices across the state. The IBA is proud of its diverse membership, serving all sizes of financial institutions from the smallest community bank in the state to the largest national bank in the country. 

The IBA offers several membership programs to meet the needs of individuals or organizations who seek to join the association as their primary source for information, collaboration and innovation.

Our Mission: Advocacy. Education. Industry Resource...for all Illinois bankers.

Our Vision: Connecting Bankers. Advancing Banking.®

Our Core Values:  The Illinois Bankers Association will place our members' interests first, be responsive to their needs, and provide them with the highest level of professionalism and service. The IBA staff is the Association's greatest asset. We will conduct ourselves with integrity and respect. We will work together as a team, share information, build upon our strengths, embrace new ideas, and recognize and celebrate accomplishments. 

IBA Diversity and Inclusion Statement:  The Illinois Bankers Association’s mission is to promote a healthy environment for banks in Illinois that, in turn, focus on helping their local communities. Ensuring that a broad mix of individuals with a variety of ideas, differing viewpoints, thought processes, backgrounds and experiences play a meaningful role in all aspects of the banking industry is critical to the success of IBA and its members. Embracing differences and promoting equity is at the foundation of IBA as an employer and as a trade association.

Similar to the banking industry we serve, IBA understands that in order to more fully accomplish our mission, and live our values, we must leverage the diverse backgrounds, skills, knowledge and perspectives of our members, Board of Directors, vendors and employees. IBA is passionate about fostering a culture for members and employees where everyone feels welcome, included, empowered and valued. This includes attracting and retaining a diverse workforce, and encouraging our staff to promote diversity and inclusion in all internal teams and across external relationships and services.