Associate Members are business entities (other than credit unions) that do not meet the eligibility requirements for any other class of membership, but that has an interest in the Maryland banking industry.
As an Associate Member of the Maryland Bankers Association, the following are just a few ways your organization can benefit through membership:
The Maryland Bankers Association actively participates in legislative, regulatory and judicial affairs at the state and federal levels and when warranted, locally. MBA's legislative efforts include drafting, monitoring, and influencing the outcome of legislation in Annapolis and in Washington D.C. that is beneficial to the banking industry.
In addition to its legislative efforts, the Association sponsors the Maryland Bankers Political Action Committee (Maryland BankPAC) to help elect candidates to state and federal office that are supportive of the banking industry.
Associate Members have the opportunity to serve on select Planning Committees.
Associate Members receive all MBA publications.
MBA website resources
Associate Members receive access to Members Only Site. The site is continuously monitored and enhanced with improved navigation, expanded material and new tools to benefit members.
MBA continually provides new information and skills to the membership, so that they may improve their productivity in the workplace and ultimately improve the bottom line. Programs offered by MBA inform members of regulatory changes and new trends, provide training essential in performing specific functions and keep the membership up-to-date on important issues as well as changes in the industry. MBA also provides executive education as well as other programs throughout the year.
Sponsorship and advertising
Associate Members are offered sponsorship opportunities for conferences throughout the year as well as our premier events, such as the Annual Convention.
Associate Members receive discounted advertising opportunities.
MBA Solutions, a Maryland Bankers Association subsidiary, works to enhance revenue and reduce expenses for member banks in connection with third-party vendors (preferred providers). By seeking opportunities to leverage the collective buying power of the industry, MBA Solutions helps associate members achieve greater value from MBA membership.