Illinois Bankers Association

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Bank Membership

This membership program is available to state and national banks and savings banks that have a main office or branch in Illinois. After completing the application form, an IBA Bank Services representative will contact you to discuss membership benefits and membership dues.

Benefits and Application

JOIN FORCES WITH THE ONE VOICE FOR ILLINOIS BANKS
Belong to the most powerful banking trade association in the state and benefit from our seasoned Government Relations team that is considered one of the best in the Statehouse.

CONNECT AND ADVANCE
Connect with fellow bankers, industry vendors and other experts in the financial services industry by attending events and participating on IBA committees and boards. Build important business relationships, contribute and collaborate with other committee volunteers, and exchange information and ideas, while strengthening your ties in Illinois’ banking community.

CLICK AND CALL FOR YOUR COMPLIANCE NEEDS
Access complimentary online compliance training through Regulatory University, call our toll-free Helpdesk at 800-Go-To-IBA, and join the Compliance Division to take advantage of the Compliance ConnectionTM website and online forum at www.GoToIBA.com.

STAY ON TOP OF DEVELOPMENTS AND INDUSTRY NEWS
When you need industry information, we are the resource for you. Read about the latest industry and legislative news and compliance hot topics in our regular e-newsletters, including the Week In Review and Compliance Connection® email digest. Bookmark our state-of-the-art website at ilbanker.com, featuring all the IBA has to offer, and follow our social media sites for late-breaking updates.

CULTIVATE AN ENGAGED, INFORMED AND UPDATED STAFF
You want the best training for your staff to ensure your bank is performing, following the rules, providing the latest products and services in your community and more. IBA training provides the latest education programs for you in a number of formats, and members receive a 40% discount.

ENSURE THE FUTURE OF YOUR BANK
Your bank’s future leaders need development opportunities, and our alums all agree – the Future Leaders Alliance (FLA) is the best. When you invest in your staff, you create a more loyal, prepared team to serve your community. Additionally, the IBA’S BANKTALENTHQ is your one-stop shop for recruiting and career building. This full-scope talent management and sales and coaching resource for the financial industry helps connect qualified candidates with financial institutions.

INCREASE YOUR BOTTOM LINE
IBA members enjoy buying power with our Preferred Vendors, Partners and Associate Members – more than 230 companies in all!

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Associate Membership

This organization membership is provided to firms offering products or services to the financial services industry. By joining as an Associate Member, firms gain a competitive edge and reach key markets. After completing the application form, an IBA Associate Membership representative will contact you to confirm membership.

Benefits And Application

Connect and Advance

Connect with bankers, industry vendors and other experts in the financial services industry by attending events and participating on IBA committees and boards.  

See and Be Seen

Associate Members are listed in three directories: the IBA’s Annual Bank Directory, an annual issue of the Illinois Banker magazine, and the IBA website, ilbanker.com. You have the chance to share your expertise as a speaker at various conferences and submit articles and white papers for possible use in the Illinois Banker magazine and in our e-newsletters. AMs also can reach bank members by offering complimentary webinars and other training, which can be shared via IBA e-newsletters. 

One of the best ways for our Associates to “be seen” is to sponsor during one of our many events, exhibit at one of our trade shows (new members receive a 10% discount), or advertise in the Illinois Banker magazine – at a 10% discount – or the IBA Annual Bank Directory. 

Keep on Top of Developments and Industry News

When you need industry information, we are the resource for you. Media outlets know to tap the IBA for industry information, and we build our industry’s image by providing interviews for more than 100 media reps each year. All Associate members receive a subscription to the Illinois Banker magazine, the IBA’s Annual Bank Directory, and communications on upcoming events, educational opportunities and the latest industry news, including the IBA e-newsletter and Week in Review. 

Join Forces with the One Voice for the Banking Industry

Participate in Lobby Day, Let’s Talk Banking® and PAC events and fundraisers – a strong industry not only helps banks, but strengthens your company as well.

Industry Buying Power

Associate Members have access to numerous members only benefits that provide real savings.

Annual Dues
$1,500 First Year
$1,300 Annual Renewal 

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Financial Services Industry Membership

This level of membership is available to any state, national or foreign bank, state or federal savings bank or savings and loan association, trust company, insurance company, securities broker/dealer, or other corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or partnership, that provides financial services as its primary business and that is doing business in Illinois, but is not eligible to be a Voting Member (as defined by IBA bylaws). After completing the application form, an IBA Bank Services representative will contact you to discuss membership benefits and membership dues.

Benefits and Application

Click and Call for Your Compliance Needs

Save legal and consulting fees, as well as staff time, with compliance guidance provided by our seasoned in-house attorneys. It’s easy with IBA Compliance Connection® – just click www.GoToIBA.com or call our toll-free Compliance Helpdesk at 800-GO-TO-IBA. And take advantage of nearly 100 free online compliance training courses through Regulatory University. Many bankers say our compliance benefits alone are worth the price of their IBA membership.

Cultivate an Engaged, Informed and Updated Staff

You want the best training for your staff members who ensure your bank is performing, following the rules, providing the latest products and services in your community and more. IBA education brings the latest education programs to you in every format available -- from teller training and commercial real estate lending seminars to future leader development and human resources forums - at substantial savings for members.

Increase Your Bottom Line

IBA members enjoy buying power with our Preferred Vendors, Partners and Associate Members – more than 230 companies in all! And partner with an insurance agency that exclusively understands your bank’s needs. The IBA’s insurance agency serves only Illinois financial institutions, like yours, so we know banks. Ask us about Life, Dental, LTD, STD, Vision, Blanket Bond, D & O, Cyber Liability, Social Networking Liability, Employment Practice Liability and Property/Casualty offerings.

Join Forces with the One Voice for Illinois Banks

If YOU aren’t talking to your legislators about banking issues, who is? Legislators at the federal, state and local levels are hearing competing messages from credit unions, retailers, consumer activists and others. That’s why the IBA is your voice and stands in your corner when it comes to advocacy.

Connect and Advance

Connect with fellow bankers, industry vendors and other experts in the financial services industry by attending events and participating on IBA committees and boards. Build important business relationships, contribute and collaborate with other committee volunteers, and exchange information and ideas, while strengthening your ties in Illinois’ banking community.

Keep on Top of Developments and Industry News

When you need industry information, we are the resource for you. A state-of-the-art website, multiple toolkits and award-winning publications are at your fingertips. Read about the latest developments on the political front in our Week In Review e-newsletter and catch up on the latest compliance hot topics in the weekly IBA Compliance Connection® email digest.

Ensure the Future of Your Bank

Your bank’s future leaders need development opportunities, and our alums all agree – the Future Leaders Alliance (FLA) is the best. When you invest in your staff, you create a more loyal, prepared team to serve your community. Additionally, the IBA’s BankTalentHQ site is your one-stop shop for recruiting your team and helping them build their careers.

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IBA Professional Member®

This individual membership level is offered to retired professionals who seek to stay involved in the financial services industry (as defined by IBA bylaws). This membership keeps the member informed about important issues affecting the industry and current IBA activities, provides discounts on popular IBA networking events including the Annual Conference, enrollment in an identity theft protection program and subscription discounts. After completing the application form, an IBA Bank Services representative will contact you to discuss membership benefits.

Benefits and Application

  • Attend any IBA program available to Illinois bankers. You must register for each program.
  • Discounts on the registration fee for several IBA networking events
  • Annual Conference registration discount and special recognition, if in attendance
  • Recognized in the IBA Annual Directory a great resource for all Illinois banks
  • 50% off the Annual Bank Directory
  • Complimentary subscription to the Illinois Banker magazine
  • Complimentary subscription to the IBA e-newsletter and the Week in Review legislative e-newsletter
  • Opportunities to speak at events or training programs
  • Opportunities to submit articles for the Illinois Banker magazine

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PAR/Wacha

The premier payments resource, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) established in 1976 that supports organizations in the payments industry with education, information, support services, consulting and advocacy. PAR/WACHA members receive 50 percent off ACH audits and risk assessments in addition to an extensive list of other benefits.
the premier payments resource, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) established in 1976 that supports organizations in the payments industry with education, information, support services, consulting and advocacy. PAR/WACHA members receive 50 percent off ACH audits and risk assessments in addition to an extensive list of other benefits.the premier payments resource, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) established in 1976 that supports organizations in the payments industry with education, information, support services, consulting and advocacy. PAR/WACHA members receive 50 percent off ACH audits and risk assessments in addition to an extensive list of other benefits.

Sub S Association

Our partnership is not offered anywhere else in the country! Join us in welcoming the Subchapter S Association into Illinois to help us specifically serve the more than 200 Subchapter S banks in our state. 

Sub S Association formed in 1997 by bankers and industry professionals, the Association educates Sub S banks about the myriad of regulatory, taxation and legal issues that relate to financial institutions organized as S corporations. It serves as a platform to represent the unique interests of Sub S banks, their management, directors and shareholders before legislators and regulators through one unified voice. The Association offers a number of resources for your bank to stay informed on Sub S hot topics.

Benefits and Application

IBA members who decide to join the Subchapter S Association receive a 50% discount off their initial dues and 25% off dues each subsequent year. Current members of the Subchapter S Association (that are also IBA members) will see a 25% discount on renewals, too! Plus, plan on seeing their representatives providing the latest education training, articles and more for our members.

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