Bank Policy Institute

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The Bank Policy Institute is a nonpartisan public policy, research and advocacy group, representing the nation's leading banks. An engine for financial innovation and economic growth, BPI aims to shape policy to allow the nation's leading banks to best serve their customers and fulfill their vital economic role. BPI's Business-Innovation-Technology-Security division, better known as BITS, provides an executive level forum to discuss and promote current and emerging technology, foster innovation, reduce fraud and improve cybersecurity and risk management practices for the nation’s financial sector. Collectively, BPI employs almost 2 million Americans, making 72% of all loans and nearly half of the nation’s small business loans.


  • BPI was formed through the merger of 2 older lobbying groups, the Financial Services Roundtable and the Clearing House Association.

  • Members include universal banks, regional banks and the major foreign banks doing business in the United States

  • Staff includes economists, researchers, financial analysts and attorneys, all focused on using data and analysis to shape sound policy.

  • Research is distributed to  U.S. and global regulators, members of Congress, academics and media through academic-quality Research papers, blog posts, white papers, comment letters, and Congressional testimony.