Associations & Organizations

ABA (American Bankers Association) Everything you ever want to know about the banking industry is available on this site from the American Bankers Association. It has links to online news, courses, industry issues, and even a consumer section. Also includes other financial interest resources such as Corporation for American Banking, Bookstore for Bankers, Job Resume Bank and a Products and Services Provider Directory.

ABA (American Bar Association) The other ABA. Here, you can read the current and back issues of two magazines written for the members of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the Association. The Probate & Property Magazine and Real Property, Probate & Trust Journal each contain updates, articles, and comments of interest to attorneys and other professionals in these fields.

ACTEC (The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel) Another great site for information aimed at attorneys who specialize in Trusts and Estates. The "What's New" and "Resources" Sections are free and contain valuable information regarding the activities of the various committees of the College. Learn more about the organization by reviewing the Information section. There is also a private area available to members.

AAEPA (American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys) The site links to free estate planning information for the general public containing subjects like: Estate Planning News; Your Estate Matters; Where There's a Will, There's a Probate and Frequently Asked Questions. You can also search for the address of an Estate Planning Attorney in your area.

BAI (Bank Administration Institute) This site touts itself as the financial services industry's premier provider of information and training. It has numerous links including a great Compliance section, which highlights "Compliance Coach," an online compliance training program (available for a fee). Many of the services and programs require a registration fee, but numerous articles and briefings can be downloaded FREE.

CUNA (Credit Union National Association) According to this site, CUNA is the premier national trade association for credit unions with ninety percent of America's credit unions affiliated with the organization. This site provides credit unions with helpful information in the areas of government affairs, political affairs, compliance, training, and regulatory news.
ICBA (Independent Community Bankers of America) This seventy-year-old organization hails itself as the "voice of the nation's community banks". You can read and download the results of the Bank Fee Survey covering, among other items, account fees and ATM fees. It also contains a detailed Tax Study which lists Community Bank tax and administrative relief options. Don't forget to check out the Online Vendor Directory, a convenient one-stop source for community banking products and services.

NAREIT (National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts) The site contains information regarding REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) and publicly traded real estate. Read the results of the 1999 Real Estate Information Technology Survey, which yielded a variety of findings regarding the business and information strategies and the use of technology. A new feature is the Online Job Bank, which specializes in employment in the real estate industry. 

SIA (Securities Industry Association) This organization brings together the shared interests of nearly 600 securities firms to accomplish common goals. SIA member-firms (including investment banks, broker-dealers, and mutual fund companies) are active in all U.S. and foreign markets and in all phases of corporate and public finance. Collectively they employ more than 495,000 individuals, representing 97 percent of total employment in securities brokers and dealers.