The MBA’s efforts and initiatives in financial education have been ongoing since its founding in 1896. In 2004, the MBA elevated financial education to one of its five mission areas of advocacy, professional development, communications, financial education, and services further demonstrating its commitment and pledge to financial education in the State.
MBA recognizes that basic financial knowledge is a life skill that people at all ages need in order to function successfully in today’s world. And, bankers are uniquely qualified to share sound financial management and basic money management skills. In fact, MBA’s goal is to ensure that every child, young adult, and adult and senior in Maryland has consistent access to quality financial education.
MBA member commitment to teach financial education in the State continues to grow. Since 1986, financial education is a top priority for our members. Over the last three years, Maryland Bankers Association member banks have completed in excess of 2,900 financial education presentations, reaching over 46,000 students and/or residents across Maryland.