The Maryland Bankers Association maintains three membership categories that are differentiated by type of business. The requirements for each category are as follows:

Charter Member

A national or state-chartered commercial bank, trust company or savings bank; or a federally-chartered savings bank or savings and loan association which is headquartered, incorporated, and authorized to solicit deposits in the state of Maryland or which maintains a branch or solicits deposits in Maryland but is headquartered outside of the state.

Associate Financial Member

A state, national or foreign bank, or a state or federal savings bank or savings and loan association that is doing business in Maryland and does not qualify to be a Charter Member. And, a trust company, insurance company, securities broker dealer, or other corporation or partnership that provides financial services as its primary business and that is doing business in Maryland and does not qualify to be a Charter Member.

Associate Member

A business entity (other than a credit union) that does not meet the eligibility requirements for any other class of membership but that has an interest in the Maryland banking industry.

The MBA staff welcomes inquiries regarding membership in the Association. Assistance is available Monday through Friday during normal business hours (except bank holidays) by calling 410-269-5977 or toll free at 1-800-327-5977.