Types of Membership

Thank you for your interest in membership with the Washington Bankers Association (WBA). Below you will find a summary of member opportunities. We also invite you to view our additional member-only programs and services.

Completing a membership application is easy. You may email us or call (206) 447-1700 for a hard copy application. Submissions are subject to approval by the WBA Board of Directors. Apply for membership today! WBA membership is renewed annually and runs April 1 through March 31.

Companies doing business in Washington state that have a strong relationship with the WBA and the financial industry may apply to be selected as a WBA PROS vendor, joining selected businesses providing WBA members with a high-quality line of WBA endorsed products and services.

Questions? Contact info@wabankers.com, or call (206) 447-1700.

 

Who should apply: Banks authorized to do business and receive deposits in Washington state.

Annual dues: Calculated based on the bank’s deposits in Washington state.

Benefits include:

  • Legislative and regulatory representation in Olympia and Washington, D.C.
  • Banking advocacy events that bring bankers together to deliver the industry’s message to public policy makers and regulators
  • Opportunities to serve on WBA committees as full voting members
  • Convenient, timely, and cost-effective professional development courses and trainings
  • Healthcare purchasing power through the Northwest Banking Association’s Employee Benefit Program
  • Endorsed professional services solutions to enhance your bank’s performance and competitive position
  • Special pricing on fraud prevention tools such as Crime Stoppers
  • Discounts on career center job postings
  • Member communications, including WBA’s bi-monthly magazine Issues & Answers and e-Newsletter that keep members up-to-date on Washington’s banking industry
  • Member-only access on WBA’s website, www.wabankers.com 

Who Should Apply: Organizations doing business in Washington state that have a working relationship with the financial industry.

Annual dues: $900.  

Benefits include:

  • Two copies of WBA’s complete membership list
  • A subscription to Issues & Answers, the official news publication of the WBA, and opportunity to submit articles for publication
  • A company listing in the Washington State Financial Directory, and an expanded listing on the WBA website
  • Member-only pricing on WBA programs and products including professional development courses, the annual Bankers Convention, and exhibit booth space
  • Savings on products and services provided by WBA endorsed vendors
  • Networking opportunities 

Application materials here.

Who should apply: Banks headquartered outside of Washington state and not eligible for active member status, and in-state banks in the process of formation.

Annual dues: $1,000.  

Benefits include:

  • Legislative and regulatory representation in Olympia and Washington, D.C.
  • Convenient, timely, and cost-effective professional development courses and trainings
  • Special pricing on fraud prevention tools such as Crime Stoppers
  • Member communications, including WBA’s bi-monthly magazine Issues & Answers and e-Newsletter that keep you up-to-date on Washington’s banking industry
  • Member-only access on WBA’s website, www.wabankers.com

 

Associate members do not have voting privileges and cannot participate on WBA committees. Banks in formation may qualify for free membership.


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