In support of MBA’s mission areas, the communication activities of the MBA are essential for shaping public opinion through media and community outreach. They are also essential in communicating with members through a variety of channels.
While keeping the membership informed of important industry developments, the MBA recognizes the importance of communicating effectively with our membership through the following membership publications:
The Maryland Banker
The Maryland Banker magazine is the only custom publication dedicated to the Maryland banking industry. Published quarterly, each issue of The Maryland Banker is devoted to current banking issues and provides readers with valuable information on the industry's advocacy efforts. Regular features include informational articles, news briefs, and contributions from guest columnists. Educational programs and a calendar of events can also be found in The Maryland Banker.
Published each week and distributed electronically, this newsletter provides a brief summary of important advocacy and legislative issues, Association news, training and professional development offerings, industry highlights and a calendar of events.
Maryland Banking Resource
Published on the first of each month and distributed electronically, this newsletter provides a brief summary of upcoming professional development offerings.
Maryland Banking Directory
A comprehensive resource, listing the names, addresses, telephone numbers, correspondent relationships, branch officers and locations of financial institutions and bank holding companies operating in Maryland. Also listed are the MBA officers, council and committee members, other financial trade associations, Associate Members and MBSI service providers, federal and State regulators, and elected officials.
Published weekly and distributed electronically during the annual session of the Maryland General Assembly, this important bulletin provides a synopsis of key bills as they move through the legislative process. A special "Call to Action" alerts members when grassroots support is needed. Members show support by contacting legislators and voicing their opinion on priority issues facing the Maryland banking industry.
Published periodically to address issues of the highest level of concern to the industry.
Published periodically to address urgent or unique issues of concern to the industry.
Maryland Bank Services Solutions Quarterly
Published on the 15th of December, March, June, and September about services by Preferred Providers of Maryland Bank Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Maryland Bankers Association that have the potential to help members increase revenue, decrease expenses, and achieve greater value from their membership.
A Survey of Maryland Laws Relating to Extending Credit and Consumer Financial Services
(Fourth Edition, February 2012)
The laws that apply to credit extension in Maryland can be confusing. This survey presents in a basic format a road map through the laws. In this survey, "Maryland Credit Laws" refers to seven different Subtitles of Title 12 of Maryland's Commercial Law Article ("CL") that set rates of interest, charges, and fees, as well as impose other restrictions on credit. All credit extended under Maryland law is subject to one (or perhaps, more than one) of these seven Maryland Credit Laws.
The MBA website functions as another resource tool, providing pertinent information for both the public and for members only, grouped in easy-to-find categories.