Wake Up and Take Action

The Independent Community Bankers of America and the nation's community banks are calling on policymakers and the public to “Wake Up” to the risky practices, costly tax subsidies, and irresponsibly lax oversight of the nation’s credit unions.

Learn how the tax-exempt status of credit unions affects your state with our state-by-reports and gain key messaging guidance through the Wake Up Messaging Playbook.

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Jan 11, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA urges action on credit unions following latest community bank acquisition

Following the latest report of a credit union acquisition of a tax-paying community bank, ICBA continued its call for Congress to investigate the credit union tax exemption.

Dec 20, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
Navy Federal faces lawsuit following reports of discriminatory lending

Plaintiffs this week filed a class-action lawsuit against Navy Federal Credit Union following last week’s CNN report of the credit union’s wide racial disparities in mortgage approval rates.

Oct 16, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
Credit unions labeling themselves community banks: Romero Rainey

Community bankers have for years warned of the expansion of credit union powers, but Navy Federal Credit Union’s new “Community Bank” brand indicates credit unions recognize they’ve gone too far, ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey wrote in a recent LinkedIn post.


These state-by-state reports show how credit unions have exceeded their original mandate and how that unchecked growth has negatively affected local communities across every state.

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Credit unions in your state used their tax exemption to avoid paying


in federal income taxes.


In 2022, credit unions across your state held a grand total of


in tax-free assets.


In your state credit unions paid $0 in federal income tax. Meanwhile,

Nurses paid:

Cashiers paid:

Teachers paid:

Wake Up Messaging Playbook

Wake Up Messaging Playbook

Find out how community bankers can more effectively advocate for a level tax and regulatory playing field between tax-exempt credit unions and the community banking industry. Access your playbook today. You must be a member to access this content.

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