AFT Partnerships

AFT has forged several partnerships with highly respected organizations within the industry. These partnerships provide: 1) networking opportunities 2) discounts for AFT member companies or 3) our association with access to information, people and resources to help us stay current on issues impacting the U.S. financial industry. Partner organizations cross-promote our association within their networks, thereby providing us with access to companies that could benefit from participating in AFT.

Here are the current organizations we partner with along with a description and some benefits of each.

 Aft Partners 2018


CBANC is the largest online community of verified FI professionals which is comprised of 85% of the banks and 30% of credit unions in the United States. Banks and credit unions rely on the CBANC community for helpful resources such as policy documents and webinars, peer recommendations and information on products and services.

AFT members can join CBANC’s network of over 7,300 financial institutions at no cost and have your company profiled in the vendor directory. Member companies can also take advantage of a 10% discount on CBANC marketing solutions to reach verified FI professionals,

Please contact Cara Hayward at (512) 583-4573 or

FinXTech/Bank Director

In response to the rapid technological changes within the banking industry and feedback from industry leaders, Bank Director created FinXTech – a resource that allows banks in the U.S. to discover potential technology partners and solutions.  FinXTech brings together top decision-makers from both traditional financial companies and fintechs through our annual conferences, editorial content, online resources and insights from our FinXTech Advisory Group.  Through our Best of FinXTech Awards, each year we recognize the most successful partnerships between banks and technology companies.  These awards acknowledge stand-out performance based on innovation, growth by revenue, customers or reputation, and strength of integration.

Through partnership with FinXTech, AFT members can subscribe to receive Bank Director magazine at no charge.  In addition, members can receive 15% off of FinXTech partnership packages that can include our annual events, thought leadership and advertising opportunities.

Please contact Laura Proffitt at (615) 777-8466 or


EFTA is a cross-industry payments association focused on fostering productive government relations (more education than lobbying), educating members on developments in government that could impact their businesses, industry education (such as what is new in fintech) and high-level/high value networking among board companies. This partnership is especially valuable to AFT because it gives insight to government happenings that impact members and/or company businesses. EFTA regularly contributes to AFT programming.

To learn more about EFTA, please contact Kurt Helwig at  

CUNA Strategic Services

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions, which are owned by 110 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions.

To learn more about CUNA Strategic Services, visit


The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the nation’s voice for more than 5,700 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services.

For more information about ICBA’s Corporate Membership program, visit

Solutions By Text

Solutions by Text is a division of Marketing Response Solutions, a full-service consulting firm which has been serving the business community since 1995. In 2008, Solutions by Text was created to streamline client communication and leverage the power of SMS to create advanced business solutions in the mobile space.