ABA: Banks Urged to Submit Nominations for ABA Foundation’s Community Commitment Awards

Deadline for entries is July 12 ​WASHINGTON — Starting today, the American Bankers Association Foundation urges banks across the nation to submit nominations for its sixth annual Community Commitment Awards. The awards, one of the industry’s top honors for extraordinary bank commitment to communities, recognizes innovative, high-impact programs that improve the […]

ABA: Report Shows Credit Card Market Expanded in Fourth Quarter 2018

Credit card use continued to expand in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest quarterly Credit Card Market Monitor. Compared to the previous quarter, purchase volumes increased for super-prime (+2.7 percent) and prime accounts (+1.4 percent), but declined modestly for subprime accounts (-0.9 percent). On […]

ABA: Report Shows Bank Lending Rose to $108 Billion in 2018

Strong performance, asset quality and capital levels in 2018 ​U.S. farm banks increased agricultural lending by 5.3 percent, or $5.5 billion, to $108 billion in 2018, according to the American Bankers Association’s annual Farm Bank Performance Report. The report—an analysis by ABA’s economic research team based on FDIC data—examines the performance […]

ABA: Bankers Celebrate 22 Years of Teach Children to Save

April 12 marks Teach Children to Save Day, volunteers to reach estimated 330,700 students ​More than 9,850 bankers will host financial education events across the country in celebration of Teach Children to Save Day this year. Since 1997, the ABA Foundation’s financial education initiatives have reached 10.5 million young people with the […]

ABA: Reports Shows Consumer Delinquencies Mixed in Fourth Quarter 2018

​Consumer credit delinquencies were mixed in last year’s fourth quarter, with delinquencies falling for the composite index of closed-end loans and rising in other open-end loan categories, according to results from the American Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin. Overall, delinquencies fell in six of the 11 categories tracked by […]

ABA: 6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Finances

With the arrival of spring, the American Bankers Association is encouraging consumers to add a very important item to their spring cleaning to-do list: organizing their finances. To help, ABA has highlighted six tips for rearranging your financial house.   “Spring is the season of renewal, which means it’s time to sweep […]

ABA: Indiana Teen Named Grand Prize Winner of National “Lights, Camera, Save!” Video Contest

Luke Wiley, a 17-year-old student from Greenwood, Ind., is the national winner of the American Bankers Association Foundation’s Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. Lights, Camera, Save!, which launched in 2010, is a unique national competition that encourages kids to use video to communicate the value of saving and motivate their […]

ABA: 7 Ways to Make Your Tax Refund Count

As many Americans receive their refunds this year, the American Bankers Association has highlighted seven tips to help them use the money wisely. “Prioritizing your tax refund to create an emergency fund and pay off debts first will help position you for financial comfort the rest of the year,” said […]

ABA: Foundation Launches Social Media Contest for Lights, Camera, Save! Finalists

Cast your vote for ‘Savers’ Choice’ by Feb.20 The American Bankers Association Foundation is hosting a social media contest to allow viewers nationwide to vote for their favorite Lights, Camera, Save! video entry. Lights, Camera, Save! is an annual video contest that encourages teen participants to produce a short film […]

ABA: Report Shows Credit Card Market Expands Further in Third Quarter as the Economy Sustains Robust Growth

Credit card use continued to increase in the third quarter of 2018, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest quarterly Credit Card Market Monitor. Compared to the previous quarter, purchase volumes increased for both subprime and super-prime accounts, but moderated for prime accounts. On an annual basis, monthly purchase volumes […]