Founded in 1959, the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) is a not for profit association of banks operating on military installations.


    2014 AMBA Annual Fall Workshop (17-20 August) was a huge success - thank you to all presenters, sponsors, and attendees! For more information about this event, click here.



    Each year the Association of Military Banks of America provides partnership support to several military support organizations.

Who is the Association of Military Banks of America?

Founded in 1959, the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) is a not for profit association of banks operating on military installations, banks not located on military installations but serving military customers, and military banking facilities designated by the U. S. Treasury. The association's membership includes both community banks and large multinational financial institutions, all of which are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

AMBA Member Institutions:

  • DoD approved, federally insured banking institutions or branches of such institutions located in a military establishment or on a military installation.
  • Banking institutions or branches thereof serving military personnel but not located on a military establishment.
  • Commercial corporations involved in the financial industry and providing bank-related materials and services.

Recent Blogs

  • 28 August, 2014 The Military Departments Recognize 5 Military Banks for their Exceptional Service and Commitment to their Communities

    The Military Departments in the Department of Defense have a close working relationship with their on-installation military banks.  Each year the Military Departments recognize the banks that have gone above and beyond in providing financial products, services, and education to their customers and the local command.  For the first time, the Department of the Air Force and the Department of the Navy recognized two outstanding banks, with categories divided by institution asset size (those under $1 billion and those $1 billion or larger).  

  • 27 August, 2014 Military Banks Recognized for their Participation in Military Saves Week 2014

    Providing exceptional financial products and services to military families is something military banks do every day of the year.  Nevertheless, during Military Saves Week each February when the entire military community comes together to support the Military Saves Campaign, the military banks kick it in gear.  The military banks have been a part of the campaign, which encourages servicemembers and their families to save money, since its inception in 2007.  Starting in 2013, the Consumer Federation of America, the national nonprofit that operates the Military Saves Campaign, has recognized two banks (one small and one large) each year for their exceptional participation in the Military Saves Week’s activities that encourage personal saving.

  • 04 August, 2014 Tips for Protecting Your Military Family Online

    Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) was a proud sponsor of the National Military Family Assocaition's Event: Cyber Crisis: Protecting Your Family in a War Waged By Hackers.  

    The blog below was posted on July 31, 2014 by National Military Family Association: Protecting Your Military Family Online: It's YOUR Duty

    How many times have you heard the phrase, “Loose lips sink ships?”

    What about “The enemy is listening?”

    If you’re a military family, you’ve heard them before. And you’ve probably seen the posters around your installation reminding you to practice good Operational Security (OPSEC). As much as we sometimes tire of hearing the reminders, our military would fail to thrive without it.

  • 16 July, 2014 Military Consumer Protection Day is Today!

    Military Consumer Protection Day is here!  Check out the website, get involved, share it will your friends and family and see what may be going on in your area.

    Use this opportunity to find out how to protect your finances and yourself with the tools and resources that Military Consumer Protection Day offers.

  • 11 July, 2014 Pillars of Personal Financial Success – Using Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) to Save Money

    part 7 of an 8-part series

    Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) services are available at every military installation.  You might be surprised that even at a small installation, there can be a very robust MWR program.  In fact, I bet you don’t even know half of the activities, supplies, tools, resources, and benefits that your MWR program has to offer.  Did you know that your trip to the Commissary, Exchange, and other facilities on your installation will help fund these programs?