MBA Charter Members are national or state-chartered commercial banks, trust companies, or savings banks; or federally-chartered savings banks or savings and loan associations that are headquartered, incorporated, and authorized to solicit deposits in the state of Maryland and/or maintain a branch or solicit deposits in Maryland, but headquartered outside of the state.
As a Charter 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. Regardless of charter, most banking bills impact any financial institution doing business in Maryland.
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.
Annual meeting of members
Charter Members are entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to a vote at a meeting of members.
MBA Boards, councils, and committees
As a Charter member of the MBA, YOU can help shape the future of the Maryland Banking industry by actively participating in the work of MBA’s Boards, Councils, & Committees. Selection requires nomination and appointment by the MBA.
Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance Advisory Board
Government Relations Council
Maryland Banking School Board of Trustees
Maryland BankPAC Committee
MBA Solutions Board of Directors
Emerging Leaders Steering Committee
Regulatory Affairs Committee
Charter Members receive all the MBA’s publications.
MBA Website Resources
Charter 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.
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 member banks and preferred providers achieve greater value from MBA membership.