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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Mar 4, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA poll shows Americans support changing credit union policies

With credit union representatives meeting with members of Congress in Washington this week, ICBA today is releasing new polling data showing Americans support reforms to policies that arbitrarily favor credit unions.

Mar 1, 2024 | Press Release
Poll: Americans Support Changing Policies Favoring Tax-Exempt Credit Unions

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today released new polling data showing Americans support reforms to policies that arbitrarily favor credit unions.

Feb 29, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
Navy Federal fallout continues on Capitol Hill

The fallout of reports on discriminatory lending at Navy Federal Credit Union continued Wednesday with new congressional leaders seeking an inquiry.


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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