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The Rhode Island Bankers Association was first organized in 1915 to serve as the trade association for the state’s banking industry. The objectives of the Rhode Island Bankers Association are:

cooperation with all federal and state agencies in their efforts to assure a sound, efficient and competitive banking system for this State;
advocating and promoting by proper means the enactment of legislation and the promulgation of regulations primarily affecting the banking industry, and if appropriate, intervention in various governmental agency hearings or judicial proceedings fostering alike the interest of the public and of the banking industry;
continued concern with improved services and efficient operations through the application of modern techniques and methods in banking operations;
development and administration of programs to inform the public about the services and contributions to the economy of Rhode Island that are provided by the banking industry;
providing an effective and regular public information program with the several publics throughout the State of Rhode Island so as to benefit public and banking purposes;
assisting members in complying with federal and state regulations and implementing effective communications and education programs among all members; and
participating in certain economic, civic and governmental undertakings which will impact on the economic and civil well-being of the public.
 
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