About AMBA

The Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) was founded in 1959. AMBA is a not for profit association of banks operating on military installations, banks not located on military installations but serving military customers, and military banking facilities designated by the U.S. Treasury. The association’s membership includes both community banks and large multinational financial institutions, all of which are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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Our Mission

The Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) is the only trade association representing banking institutions specializing in providing banking services for military personnel and their families around the world. AMBA has a long history of partnering with the Department of Defense for the benefit of military members and their dependents. AMBA’s membership includes large and small national and state-chartered banks, most operating on military installations and all insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). AMBA represents the interests of banking institutions serving the military. AMBA serves as a liaison with DoD, Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), Military Services, Treasury, FDIC, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and its Office of Servicemember Affairs (OSA).

Our mission is to continue the close working relationship with the nation’s major banking trade associations, including the American Bankers Association and the Independent Community Bankers of America, and the federal banking regulators.

AMBA works closely with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) which administers the overseas worldwide military banking program through a contract with Bank of America, one of AMBA’s member banks. AMBA helps the commercial banking industry maintain regulatory compliance with the Department of Defense.

AMBA sustains partnerships and relationships with many government and non-profit organizations that support military families, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Office of Servicemember Affairs, Department of Justice, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Trade Commission, National Military Family Association, Military Spouse Employment Partnership, Military Officers Association of America, the Consumer Federation of America’s Military Saves Campaign, BBB Military Line, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation.

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