Endorsed Products

Prior to endorsing a company, LBA researches other companies that offer the product or service to make sure Association members receive better price, quality and service.
For information on any of the products below, please contact Ginger Laurent at laurent@lba.org.  


ABA Endorsements through the Corporation for American Banking (CAB)


ABA Insurance Services
Contact: Richard Flenner 
3401 Tuttle Road, Suite 300
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
Tel. (800) 274-5222
Fax: (800) 456-6590

ABA Insurance Services, now a Member of Great American Insurance Group, provides D&O, Bond, and Cyber to banks countrywide, maintaining a 29% marketshare. 1 in 3 Louisiana banks purchase their coverage from ABA Insurance Services. Recognized for our underwriting and claims handling expertise, the ABA endorsed insurance program co-endorsed by the LBA dates back more than 30 years. Thirty consecutive distributions have been declared by ABMI, the program’s reinsurer, totaling $88 million. For more information, visit abais.com or contact Richard Flenner at 800-274-5222 or rflenner@abais.com.

Shipping Service

Tel. (800) 325-7000

With discounts on select UPS overnight air and international shipping services*, LBA members can save up to 30%. Whether it's overnight letters across the country or international shipping around the world, you'll start saving with the first package you send. No minimums. No catch. All this with the peace of mind that comes from using one of the most reliable carriers serving delivery points within the United States and over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Simple shipping! Special savings! It's that easy! For more information, go to http://www.savewithups.com/ababankers or call (800) 325-7000 and ask for the American Bankers Association Discount Program.

ICBA Network

Electronic Payment Solutions

ICBA Bancard/TCM Bank
1615 L Street NW, Ste. 900
Washington, DC  20036
(800) 242-4770

ICBA Bancard/TCM Bank provides community banks access to comprehensive and competitive electronic payment solutions, including credit card issuing, debit/ATM card programs for both consumers and small businesses. Additionally Bancard offers an exclusive Fraud Loss Protection program, training & education and robust customizable marketing solutions. Competitive credit card portfolio valuation, consultation and purchase options are also available.


ICBA Securities
Contact: Jim Reber, President/CEO
775 Ridge Lake Boulevard, Suite 175
Memphis, TN  38120
Tel. (800) 422-6442 

ICBA Securities provides a full suite of investment products and services for community banks through its exclusively endorsed broker, Vining Sparks. Included are traditional debt securities, interest rate products, whole loans, and M&A and bank valuation services. Vining Sparks also has state-of-the-art asset/liability and bond accounting products. ICBA Securities, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the ICBA, provides a full calendar of educational events for community bankers and investment professionals. ICBA Securities is the only broker/dealer owned by the community banking industry. 

LBA Endorsements

Check Fraud Prevention

Thumbprint Signature Program
Contact: Janet Pitts
5555 Bankers Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Tel. (225) 214-4830
Fax: (225) 343-3159

The Thumbprint Signature program is designed to deal with the problem of check fraud. The program requires all non-account holders to be fingerprinted before participating financial institutions will accept their checks. The thumbprint is extracted using a special inkless fingerprinting pad that leaves no residue. The thumbprint is placed between the memo and signature lines on the face of the check.

Marketing & Payment Services

Harland Clarke
Contact: Christine Ahlgren
15955 La Cantera Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78256
Tel: (678) 500-5330

Harland Clarke is a leading provider of customer engagement solutions that help connect businesses and people how, when, and where it matters. 

Our industry-leading marketing programs are designed to drive profitability and engagement at every stage of the account holder lifecycle. From acquisition and onboarding to creative services, cross-selling and performance analytics, we can help you deliver consistent customer experiences. 

Further, checks and cards are engagement tools that are a valuable part of the customer experience. Our hard-working payment options are designed to delight your customers and help you achieve primary financial status.  

CRA Credit

CRA Partners
Contact: Terry Rooker
5100 Poplar Ave., Ste. 711
Memphis, TN 38137
Tel. (877) 232-0859
Fax: (901) 523-3620

CRA Partners is a turnkey CRA compliance program powered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation. The Foundation operates Senior Crimestoppers, a nationwide crime prevention program educating and safeguarding against theft, abuse and neglect. 

Our mission is to provide protection and an enhanced quality of life for vulnerable senior housing residents through a meaningful turnkey CRA compliance program for community focused banks.

CRA Partners Guarantees Credit

  • CRA-qualified loan and investment test credit
  • 100% turnkey solution, no administrative burden 
  • Flexible, low-risk funding options
  • Detailed LMI documentation for CRA exam
  • Opportunity to earn service test credit
  • Endorsed by ICBA, ABA and 30 state bankers associations

Disaster Recovery & Contingency Planning

MPA Systems, LLCA BOXX Modular Company
Contact: Desmond Darden, Inside Sales Representative
3475 High River Rd.
Ft. Worth, TX 76155
Tel. (469) 568-2141
Mobile: (972) 800-5251

MPA Systems, Inc, a trusted name in the financial industry for more than 55 years, provides modular bank buildings for institutions across the United States. MPA  offers enrollment in our Disaster Recovery Program, which in the event of a declared disaster, guarantees delivery of a fully-equipped ready-to-use modular unit, free of charge for a period of up to six months for a low annual fee.  MPA’s modular units are available for lease or purchase with the combined ease of portability and the integrity of a permanent structure. These buildings are often used by financial institutions for new charters or branch expansions, during remodeling of an existing location, and for permanent facilities.


Bankers Benefits of Louisiana  through
Community Financial Insurance Center
Community Financial contacts:
Eugene Montgomery, AAI, CIC, President and CEO  
(800) 210-0002 x 3640  
(318) 807-3640 Direct  
(318) 348-0086 Mobile

Kristy Golson, CPCU, Chief Underwriting Officer
(800) 210-0002 x 3643
(318) 807-3643 Direct
(318) 366-7523 Mobile

Bankers Benefits of Louisiana, a wholly owned insurance subsidiary of the Louisiana Bankers Association, endorses Community Financial Insurance Center, LLC, as the preferred provider of employee benefit plans, professional coverage, and property and casualty insurance for banks as well as for bank customers. If your bank is looking for property, casualty, bond, D&O or other bank policies, please contact Jeanette Credo in the Financial Institutions Department at jcredo@cf-ins.com or (225) 298-5151. If your bank is looking for employee benefits such as health, life, disability, etc., contact Kristy Golson at (318) 807-3643 or kgolson@cf-ins.com. Community Financial can gather quotes from a number of providers, allowing them, and you, to find the best products to meet your needs.  Take a look at http://www.communityfinancialbanks.com/ for more details.


Contact: Neal Reynolds, President
95 Old Stratton Chase
Atlanta 30328-3652
Tel. (678) 528-6688


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BankMarketingCenter.com (BMC) is a web-based marketing portal that empowers banks to produce professionally designed, bank-branded marketing materials in a matter of seconds. BMC puts you in complete control of the ad production process for your bank, saving valuable time and money. 

BMC has thousands of successful marketing materials including ads, direct mail, statement stuffers, flyers, posters, digital signage and more. The process is easy. On the site, you can select a marketing piece and customize it within seconds. Your bank’s logo and contact info will be automatically inserted into the ad. You can edit the copy, colors, fonts, and select from over nine million stock photos from Getty Images. Finished materials are then sent automatically to your compliance department for approval and then to your publication or printer. 

BankMarketingCenter.com has proven to be so successful that banks of all sizes are now using this valuable service nationwide.

Merchant Processing

First Data
Contact: Rainey Lee, Account Executive  Baton Rouge, LA
Tel: (985) 351-7152
Fax: (402) 916-6885

First Data provides complete debit services to financial institutions, including ATM driving and monitoring; PIN, signature and stored value card processing; gateway management; a broad range of fraud protection services; and cardholder account access to more than 1.9 million ATM and retail locations across the U.S. via the STAR® Network. For more information, visit www.firstdata.com or www.star.com.

Performance Enhancements

John M. Floyd & Associates
Contact: Waid Thompson
1415 N. Loop West, Ste. 500
Houston, TX 77008
Tel. (800) 809-2307
Fax (281) 424-8864 

John M. Floyd & Associates (JMFA) is a profitability and performance improvement consulting firm and a leading provider of overdraft privilege programs serving more than 2,000 financial institutions in 50 states and Central America. JMFA is also recognized for training, account acquisition, executive placement and earnings enhancement programs, as well as product, service, pricing and technology improvement consulting. As a direct result of our programs JMFA has helped thousands of clients dramatically improve their performance and bottom line.

Retirement Planning

Pentegra Retirement Services
701 Westchester Avenue, Suite 320E
White Plains, NY 10604
Tel. (800) 872-3473

Mark Hogan, Regional Director Cincinnati, OH

Charlie Abboud, CLU®, CFP®, AIF®, Regional Marketing Associate Baton Rouge, LA


Key Benefits:

  • Save Time—streamline plan operations and reduce your administration responsibilities to a team of professionals that handle them for you.
  • Less Risk—outsource responsibility for the fiduciary liability that comes with managing a retirement plan.
  • Less Work—reduce your workload from 50 tasks down to only a handful.

Pentegra is a leading provider of retirement plan and fiduciary outsourcing solutions to banks nationwide. Pentegra makes offering a retirement plan easier for banks, with retirement plan solutions that, save time, eliminate work, and minimize risk and burdens by outsourcing key retirement plan responsibilities.

As an institutional fiduciary, banks can transfer key retirement plan administrative responsibilities to Pentegra. These include completing and signing required filings and ensuring that plan responsibilities are handled correctly. For bankers, this simplifies the complex job of administering a retirement plan and minimizes risk. Think of it as an extra set of eyes on the plan.

  • Provides a level of comfort and relief
  • Key retirement plan responsibilities handled by Pentegra
  • Saves me time by transferring work to Pentegra
  • Reduces compliance burdens and removes liability
  • Eliminates complex responsibilities
  • Improves plan outcomes


Pentegra offers a comprehensive array of retirement plan solutions and the added advantage of 75+ years of working with banks nationwide. Together we’ll select the plan design, services and fiduciary support that brings your solution together seamlessly to drive successful outcomes. For more information, please contact Mark Hogan, mark.hogan@pentegra.com, (513) 259-9222 or be part of our social media conversation on—


Talent Management

BankTalentHQ Contact: Brian Hoffman
524 South Second Street, Suite 600
Springfield, Illinois 62701
Tel. (217) 789-9340

LBA has partnered with BankTalentHQ to help members find the best employee for the job. BankTalentHQ is the premier talent management site for financial industry careers, brought to you by an alliance of state banking associations working together. Whether you are looking for a job with a financial institution, a service provider or regulator, or you are an employer with a position to fill, BankTalentHQ can help you find what you need.  For more information, contact Brian Hoffman at bhoffman@banktalenthq.com or (217) 789-9340.