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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Apr 2, 2024 | Press Release
With Navy Federal Calling Itself a Community Bank, ICBA Urges Regulators to Issue Cease-and-Desist Orders

Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on tax-exempt Navy Federal Credit Union labeling its program to serve overseas military installations "Community Bank, Operated by Navy Federal Credit Union."

Mar 13, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA points to polling on credit unions following latest acquisition

Following the latest credit union acquisition of a community bank, ICBA pointed to its recently released polling data showing Americans support reforms to policies that arbitrarily favor credit unions.

Mar 5, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
Consumers lose protections with credit union-bank acquisitions: NCUA official

Consumers receive fewer financial protections from tax-exempt credit unions than they do from tax-paying banks and lose protections when credit unions acquire banks, according to a top National Credit Union Administration official.


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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