Bank Membership

Bank membership dues are based upon asset size and are billed annually. Dues may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses. None of your dues are considered lobbying expenses. WIB’s Federal Tax ID Number is: 93 6032250.

Bank Affiliate membership is available for FDIC-insured community oriented financial institutions outside the WIB geographic footprint.  Contact Erin Jester at or (415) 352-3227 for current rates.


25 years and 3 banks ago, I was talked into joining the WIB, thinking “here is one more dues billing I will get each year”.  Instead, I look back at the incredible value received via peer networking with some of the most successful community bankers in my region, the high level training provided for which there was no other cost effective source, and the ability to obtain some buying power leverage with needed vendors that were vetted, deemed best of breed, and for whom I could attain honest reference and contract advice about.  No community bank in the west should go it alone, and my strong recommendation is the WIB should be your strategic alliance partner.

Jerry Ernst, President & CEO, Horizon Community Bank


For more information contact Erin Jester at or call (415) 352-3227.

2017 Membership Dues

Bank Assets

Annual Dues

< 50 million


50 > 200 million


200 > 500 million


500 > 800 million


800 million > 1.5 billion


1.5 > 5 billion


> 5 billion


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For eighty years, Western Independent Bankers (WIB) has provided a bridge of opportunity for community banks across the Western United States, promoting a continuous network of shared information and establishing itself as a leader in peer-focused education. WIB advances a landscape of learning throughout its members’ careers and across all key functional areas of banking. Whether experienced in-person, in-bank, or online, WIB strives to meet the budget needs and learning preferences of each institution.

Annually, WIB offers more than 150 educational programs tailored to help community bankers maintain a strong competitive edge. Members join WIB to take advantage of an extensive network of community bankers, industry professionals, and progressive innovators. By participating in the WIB community, members gain access to exceptional learning opportunities, as well as superior, often discounted products and services through WIB’s Endorsed Product Partner and Premier Solutions Provider programs.

WIB serves 13 Western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and U.S. Territories and offers membership to banks as well as banking service providers.


For more information email or call (415) 352-2323.