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 12, 2024 | NewsWatch Today
Senators seek agency review of Navy Federal lending disparities

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and other Democratic members of the panel called on federal agencies to review Navy Federal Credit Union’s mortgage lending practices following reports of racial disparities in its mortgage approval rates.

Jan 11, 2024 | Press Release
ICBA Statement on Tax-Exempt Credit Union Acquisitions of Tax-Paying Community Banks

Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on recent acquisitions of tax-paying community banks by tax-exempt credit unions.

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.


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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