RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA), is joining the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation’s Safe Banking for Seniors campaign. Through this campaign, the NCBA will mobilize bankers across the state of North Carolina to educate older Americans and their caregivers about elder financial abuse and how to prevent it.

“We’ve found that bankers are often the first line of defense against elder financial fraud from educating and advising customers to spotting the signs of abuse,” said Peter Gwaltney, president & CEO, NCBA. “We take our role very seriously, and the more we can do to educate seniors and their caregivers, the better protected they can be.”

“We are pleased that the North Carolina Bankers Association has pledge to join in the fight against elder financial abuse,” said Corey Carlisle, executive director, ABA Foundation. “We look forward to working closely with the NCBA to educate seniors and their caregivers in North Carolina.”

Registered bankers will receive event materials, lesson plans, media outreach tools and best practices through the ABA Foundation. The lesson plans focus on the following four topics:

  • Identifying and Avoiding Scams;
  • Protecting Your Assets by Preventing Identity Theft;
  • Choosing a Financial Caregiver; and
  • Acting as a Responsible Financial Caregiver.

Banks can register to participate in the initiative at


The North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA) brings together all categories of banking institutions that best represent the interests of our rapidly changing state. Proudly serving North Carolina’s banking industry since 1897, the NCBA is the professional trade organization providing advocacy, leadership and support for its dynamic membership base. As the second largest banking state in the nation, the NCBA actively promotes the professional and educational development of its members and affiliate members, and hosts countless annual events, conferences, gatherings, seminars and more. Through its government relations activities, the Association communicates with the North Carolina General Assembly, the U.S. Congress, and banking regulators on behalf of its member banks, savings institutions, and trust companies. The NCBA also provides media relations support, educational and training programs, and regulatory and compliance assistance. The Association has two subsidiaries, Community Investment Corporation of the Carolinas (CICCAR) and Community Bank Services (CBS). CICCAR provides permanent debt financing for workforce apartment communities and housing in a number of states. CBS offers insurance and employee benefit products as well as other services to the Association’s members and publishes a quarterly magazine, Carolina Banker. For more information visit, or call (919) 781-7979.