Bank Membership Benefits

EDUCATE. ADVOCATE. GROW. At the South Dakota Bankers Association (SDBA), our priority is our members’ success. We provide South Dakota banks and their employees with a wealth of resources including advocacy, education, communications, networking, and products and services. When your bank is a member of the SDBA, YOU ARE A MEMBER.

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The SDBA represents South Dakota banks of all sizes and serves as the voice of the industry at the state and federal levels of government.

  • Lobbying—State and Federal Representation
  • Washington Visit during ABA Washington Summit
  • SDBA State Legislative Day
  • SDBankPAC—Federal Public Affairs Committee
  • South Dakota Banks Make a Difference Project
  • Regulatory Feedback Initiative


The SDBA provides live educational offerings, as well as Web-based training through several educational partners.

  • Conferences and Hot Topic Seminars
  • Banking Schools
  • Annual Convention
  • Online Classes and Webinars


The SDBA strives to connect and inform the state’s banking industry.

  • SDBA Website and Social Media
  • South Dakota Bank Directory
  • SDBANKER Magazine and SDBA eNews
  • Regulatory Report
  • Legislative Update and Bill Watch
  • Scenes of South Dakota Calendar


Bank employees have the opportunity to network with peers and make a positive difference in the banking industry by becoming involved on a board, committee, work group, peer group or attending SDBA events.

  • Women in Banking and Emerging Leaders Programming
  • Agricultural Credit, Credit Card, Legislative and Trust Committees
  • Education, Emerging Leaders, Technology and Women in Banking Work Groups
  • Topic Specific Peer Groups
  • SDBA Board of Directors, SDBIS Board of Directors, South Dakota Bankers Foundation Board of Directors


Through South Dakota Bankers Insurance & Services (SDBIS), member banks have access to a variety of competitively-priced products and services from our endorsed vendors and associate members. SDBIS also provides member banks a self-insured health insurance plan and a variety of insurance coverages to meet the unique and special needs of banks.

To learn more about joining the SDBA as a member bank, please call the SDBA at 605.224.1653.