Continued innovation for the past, present, and future
As decades passed and the industry underwent vast changes, BAI evolved with the times.
In 1981, BAI launched the first electronic information services, Innerline, providing 24-hour access to world news briefs, American Banker news service, financial information on 8,500 publicly held corporations, and email and online registration for BAI conferences. Later, BAI conferences evolved to focus on implementing and using changing technologies, including the first ATMs. An expanded research department began to provide business intelligence and comparative analytics tools. And with the purchase of Bankers Training and Consulting Company, online compliance training through BAI became a reality.
Over the years, BAI has continually provided unbiased, relevant, timely information and education. And today, we remain focused on the goal of giving financial services leaders the confidence to make smart business decisions every day. Because we believe a strong financial services industry helps consumers, businesses, and communities thrive.