Benefits of Membership

NJBankers is the primary public voice of the banking industry in New Jersey. We represent the industry’s interests in the state Legislature, with our congressional delegation, in courts and with regulatory agencies, the media and the general public. If you are a banking institution doing business in New Jersey, you need to be part of our collective voice.

NJBankers represents 100+ banking institutions either headquartered or with branch locations in New Jersey. The benefits of membership include:

Representation in Trenton and Washington, DC- NJBankers has a long and very successful track record in representing member interests at both the state and federal levels.  To help analyze the impact of proposed laws and regulations, NJBankers has a committee structure that utilizes the expertise of member institution personnel. We have two registered Legislative Agents on call for you; John McWeeney, Jr. and Michael Affuso. Additionally, an annual Banker's Legislative Day is held to meet with key state legislators and NJBankers members meet with representatives of the New Jersey congressional delegation in Washington and New Jersey throughout the year to keep them informed of key issues of interest to New Jersey banks.

Educational Seminars - To keep member employees up-to-date in a rapidly changing regulatory and economic environment, NJBankers sponsors more than 40 educational seminars and conferences and approximately 75 web-based seminars throughout the year.  

Committees – Member employees are eligible to serve on NJBankers committees to learn and share their expertise while benefiting from many networking opportunities.

Group Employee Benefits - Large potential cost savings are possible through participation in any of NJBankers-sponsored/administered group insurance programs and the COBRA administration program through our affiliate, Bankers Cooperative Group.  Group plans include a variety of medical plans; dental plans; life insurance; voluntary accident insurance; travel accident insurance; accidental death and dismemberment insurance; long-term disability insurance; and vision care insurance.

Publications - To keep you and your staff up-to-date on state, national and industry  issues, NJBankers publishes a weekly e-Bulletin and Applications Bulletin; New Jersey Banker quarterly magazine; Membership Directory; Legislative Update; New Jersey Regulatory Bulletin; and Annual Salary Survey.  These publications are provided at no additional cost.

Community Support – NJBankers members are part of statewide efforts to assist in causes to help those less fortunate and contribute to the vibrancy of the communities they serve.   Each year the NJBankers Public Relations & Marketing Committee holds a Community Service Award Program that also is shared with members of the state Legislature. Members participate in the New Jersey Bankers Education Foundation to provide scholarships to dependents of fallen heroes of the post-9/11 conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. And NJBankers sponsors events for financial literacy, food banks and more.

Membership Dues are reasonably priced and based on an institution’s New Jersey deposits. Click here for an application.

If you are interested in joining NJBankers or have questions, please contact John McWeeney, Jr., President & CEO at 908-272-8500 ext.627; jmcweeney@njbankers.com for further assistance.