(Bank Administration Institute) is the leading professional organization for the financial services industry, especially in the United States
BAI publishes a trade journal called Banking Strategies
and disseminates information through seminars, graduate schools, and conferences (e.g., the Retail Delivery Conference & Expo).
BAI works extensively with organizations in both the public and private sectors to promote consistent standards and the use of technology in banking and finance.
Starting in 1980, BAI developed the BAI format
standard for the EDI
of cash management balance reporting data.
As of 1997, BAI has co-sponsored with ECCHO (Electronic Check Clearing House Organization) the National Electronic Check and Image Exchange Conference.
The BAI organizes many events for professionals in the financial services industry. In Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2010, they held their Retail Delivery Show.Credit Union Journal. , Credit Union Journal
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