solutions through unified effort

Get to Know the VBA

The Virginia Bankers Association has served as the organized voice for the Commonwealth’s banking industry since 1893 providing solutions to aid in resolving differences, unifying efforts, and accomplishing objectives otherwise not achievable.

Mission: The mission of the Virginia Bankers Association is to enhance Virginia banking for the benefit of banks, their customers and their communities.

Guiding Principles

  • Industry Unity
  • Strong Advocacy
  • Quality/Meaningful Solutions for Member Banks 
  • Proactive Posture 
  • Unparalleled Relationships with Member Banks and Associate Members
  • Financial Strength and Revenue Diversification 

VBA Bank Membership

All banks with a presence in Virginia are qualified for membership in the VBA.

VBA Financial Services Membership

This membership allows your organization access to all the benefits of associate membership, plus access to VBA legislative and regulatory information. All financial services associate memberships must be approved.


VBA Associate Membership

VBA member banks consider VBA associate members primary candidates when searching for vendors to perform services for the banks. In addition to increasing your exposure and helping you form partnerships with member banks, associate membership with the VBA provides extra opportunities for your organization.

VBA Committees & Peer Groups

The purpose of VBA committees is to provide input to the VBA on matters affecting the banking industry and the committee’s functional area of banking, provide input to VBA’s professional development division on training needs of their functional area, provide a forum for exchange of ideas and for networking that will benefit each committee member and his/her bank, and identify possible legislative and/or regulatory issues on which the VBA should focus as the banking industry’s advocate.


VBA Emerging Bank Leaders

The Emerging Bank Leaders (EBL) is a group that connects Virginia’s emerging bank leaders to engage them in the future of the banking industry. More than 470 bankers are members of the EBL, which is split into six regions within the state. It is free to join the group, and there are no age or participation requirements. You must be an employee of a VBA member bank to join.

VBA Retired Banking Executives

Retired Banking Executives memberships are available for retirees interested in remaining connected and engaged in the banking industry. The experience and expertise retired Virginia bankers bring to the association allow for a meaningful way to serve the association as well as providing a venue to network with other retirees and current members.