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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Oct 10, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
Credit union data reporting exemption covered in Politico

A new Politico column draws attention to the lack of regulatory transparency at tax-exempt credit unions, particularly their exemption from federal reporting requirements on overdraft fees.

Oct 5, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
Bowman: Credit union acquisitions show need for rethinking merger standards

Credit union acquisitions of community banks support the case for including credit unions and other nonbanks in regulatory policies on proposed bank mergers, Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman said.

Sep 22, 2023 | NewsWatch Today
FDIC’s Hill cites credit unions in discussion of bank merger review

If the FDIC reopens its policies on bank mergers, it should consider competition from credit unions and other nonbank institutions that perform bank-like functions, FDIC Vice Chairman Travis Hill said.


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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