ABA: Radio Advertising Campaign Encouraging Small Businesses to Apply for PPP Loans Launched

The American Bankers Association has launched a radio advertising campaign airing on 60 stations in 14 states and the District of Columbia encouraging small businesses that still need help weathering the pandemic to reach out to local banks and apply for a forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loan. The ads, which begin airing […]

ABA: Report Shows Credit Card Spending Rebound in Third Quarter of 2020 as Record Number of Consumers Pay Balance in Full

Despite persistent challenges from the pandemic-induced recession, the credit card market continues to show resilience, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest quarterly Credit Card Market Monitor. Monthly purchase volumes rebounded strongly across risk groups in the third quarter of last year even as the ratio of credit card credit […]

ABA: Foundation Launches 2021 Financial Education Campaign, Unveils New Free Resources for Banks

New materials will help banker volunteers lead virtual and in-person lesson plans for their communities The American Bankers Association Foundation today launched its 2021 financial education campaign and called on America’s banks and their more than two million employees across the nation to participate in this innovative, industry-wide effort to […]

ABA: Report Shows Credit Market Conditions Rebound for Consumers and Businesses

The chief economists of North America’s largest banks see improvement in business and consumer credit market conditions over the next six months, according to a new quarterly report from the American Bankers Association. The Q1 2021 ABA Credit Conditions Outlook highlights the results of the ABA Credit Conditions Index. The report […]

ABA: Banks Accepting Entries for ABA Foundation’s Annual Lights, Camera, Save! Teen Video Contest

Banks across the nation are now accepting entries for the American Bankers Association Foundation’s 11th annual Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. The national contest encourages teens ages 13-18 to get creative and educate their peers on the benefits of sound money management. Winners are eligible for cash prizes up to $5,000. Teen […]

ABA: National Survey Shows 99 Percent of Consumers Give High Marks to Their Bank’s Online and Mobile Experience

Ninety-nine percent of consumers rated their bank’s online and mobile app experience as “excellent,” “very good,” or “good,”—4 percentage points higher than last year’s record mark—according to a national survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Bankers Association. In addition, 84% of those surveyed said innovation and […]

ABA: Farmer Mac and ABA Joint Ag Lender Survey Reveals Top Concerns in an Uncertain Year

As the farm economy continues to work through a prolonged downturn in the midst of an unparalleled, global economic dislocation, ag lenders remain focused on credit quality, according to the Fall 2020 Agricultural Lender Survey report produced jointly by the American Bankers Association and the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation, more commonly known […]

ABA: Foundation Seeking Banks to Host 11th Annual “Lights, Camera, Save!” Teen Video Contest

The American Bankers Association Foundation is urging banks across the country to participate in its upcoming Lights, Camera, Save! video competition that runs from February 1, 2021 to March 1, 2021. Lights, Camera, Save! is a national contest that encourages teens to use video to communicate the value of sound money management. […]

ABA: Survey Shows Bank Customers Now Use Mobile Apps More Than Any Other Channel to Manage Their Accounts

For the first time ever*, bank customers are conducting their banking via mobile apps more often than any other method, according to a new survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Bankers Association. The national survey found bank customers preferred mobile apps both prior to and following […]