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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Feb 29, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA urging opposition to Florida credit union bill

ICBA is encouraging Florida community bankers to respond to the Florida Bankers Association’s request for phone calls opposing state legislation to expand the powers of tax-exempt credit unions.

Feb 13, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
Op-ed: Credit union CRA exemption helped sink Navy Federal

Had Navy Federal Credit Union been subject to the Community Reinvestment Act, it might have avoided reputation disaster with reports of its discriminatory lending, according to a new op-ed.

Feb 12, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA files protest of largest-ever credit union bank acquisition

ICBA filed a Community Reinvestment Act protest in the acquisition of First Financial Northwest Bank in Renton, Wash., by Global Credit Union of Anchorage, Alaska. If approved, it would be the largest credit union acquisition of a community bank.


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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