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 
5910 Landerbrook Dr, Suite 100
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Tel. (800) 274-5222
Fax: (800) 456-6590

1 in 3 Louisiana banks purchase their D&O/bond coverage from ABA Insurance Services, the only bank-owned, banker-directed insurance program for financial institutions. With a stable and reliable program that has supported the banking industry for 30 years, we are renowned for our expertise as well as consistent underwriting, claims handling and service. For 27 consecutive years, the program’s mutual reinsurer, American Bankers Mutual Insurance, Ltd., has declared a distribution back to eligible banks, totaling $82.7 million. Property & Casualty is also available.

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 exclusive broker, Vining Sparks.  Included are traditional fixed-income securities, interest rate products, whole loans, M&A and valuation services, and investment advisory 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.  As the only broker/dealer owned by the community banking industry, ICBA Securities returns 100 percent of its earnings to the industry in the form of royalties and dividends.

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.

Check Printing

Harland Clarke
Contact: Tommy DeBlieux 
117 Westchester Dr. Lafayette, LA 70506  
Tel. (337) 984-6313
Fax: (337) 984-6313

Harland Clarke helps financial institutions increase profitability and account holder engagement by delivering best-practice, data-driven multichannel communications. 

Our Lifecycle Marketing solutions include strategic acquisition, onboarding and cross-sell programs, driven by proprietary research and data analytics. Our integrated digital and traditional campaigns incorporate award-winning direct mail, email, contact center services, in-branch displays and collateral. We also provide payment and card services, transactional documents and financial forms. Together, these tools provide financial institutions with a single source for best-in-class services.

For more than 100 years, we’ve been proud to work with financial institutions to build loyal, profitable relationships with their account holders.

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

  • Guaranteed 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, Inc.
Contact: Jim Crouse 
P.O. Box 838
Sanger, TX 76266-0838
Tel. (940) 458-2600 or (888) 233-1584
Fax: (940) 458-2700

MPA Systems, Inc, a trusted name in the financial industry for more than 40 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.

Lending Solutions: Consumer / Commercial / Small Business / Mortgage / Compliance

Contact: Kevin Paugh
Tel. (714) 427-1036 

Finastra unlocks the potential of people and businesses in finance, creating a platform for open innovation.  Formed in 2017 by the merger of Misys and D+H, Finastra is the third largest Fintech company in the world.  We deliver the broadest portfolio of mission critical solutions for financial institutions of all sizes, on premises or in the cloud.  Trusted by more than 9,000 financial institutions, government agencies and corporations across 130 countries, our solutions accelerate growth, improve experience, optimize cost and mitigate risk.  We have a diverse customer base including 48 of the world’s top 50 banks.  By placing our clients’ needs at the center of everything we do, we help them expand their services and increase value faster. For more information, click here to visit finastra.com.

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
125 N. Burnet Drive
Baytown, Texas 77520
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

Pentegra Retirement Services is a leading provider of retirement plan, fiduciary outsourcing and benefits financing solutions to community banks nationwide, Founded by the Federal Home Loan Bank System more than 70 years ago, today Pentegra manages over 4,000 retirement plans and more than $11 billion in assets. 

Pentegra is focused on delivering value-added solutions that include qualified and non-qualified retirement programs designed to help community banks improve retirement plan effectiveness, attract and retain quality employees and build a competitive advantage. 

Help your bank drive more successful retirement outcomes for your employees with Pentegra. Call us today at (800) 872-3473, visit us at www.pentegra.com or be part of our social media conversation on—  


Salary & Benefits Survey

LBA Salary & Benefits Survey
Contact: Ginger Laurent
5555 Bankers Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Tel. (225) 214-4824
Fax: (225) 343-3159

Each year, LBA's Human Resource Peer Group sponsors the LBA Salary and Benefits Survey, a compilation of current salaries and benefits for common positions within Louisiana’s financial institutions. The survey can be a vital tool when determining competitive pay and benefits for employee recruitment and retention. The survey includes an average bonus, average salary, minimum salary and maximum salary for each position. These positions are categorized four different ways: asset size, metropolitan area, return on assets and return on equity.