Founded in 1905, the Massachusetts Bankers Association represents over 175 institutions including all banking charters with aggregate assets of more than $1.8 trillion. Through its publications, seminars and conferences, MBA offers its associate members the opportunity to stay in close touch with the industry and the legislative, regulatory and market developments that are influencing its future.
Some benefits enjoyed by approximatley150 Voting members, include:
||Keeping abreast of and help influence Massachusetts laws, regulations and other important agency developments.
||Members receive weekly Beacon Hill Reports and Washington Updates
together with timely Special Bulletins as important banking issues
||MBA officers respond to many state and federal regulatory questions from
our members and serve as an advocate in the Legislature and Congress.
Certainly Dodd-Frank will open a new era in banking that will require
special attention. Many times all that your staff needs is an answer to
the question, “Where do I get ….,” potentially saving your staff and
bank hours of valuable time.
||MBA offers its members the opportunity to stay in close touch with the
industry and the legislative, regulatory and market developments that
are influencing its future.
||Voting members are invited to serve on a wide-range of MBA committees,
including state and federal legislative, real estate finance, commercial
credit and trust committees, to name just a few. It is in these
committees and ad hoc working groups, together with the Association
Board of Directors, that industry policies and best practices are
developed and adopted.
||Our wide-range of conferences and seminars keeps members current in
areas of compliance, risk, security, finance, technology, essentially
all areas of the bank. Training to keep bank staff current on all state
and federal regulatory change is provided, live and online, in an
economical and timely manner and provides bankers with networking
opportunities at all levels of the bank.
||We manage a very active security function working closely with local,
state and federal law enforcement officers in cases of bank robbery,
data breach, and fraud. We sponsor the MassMostWanted.com web site that
most bank branch staff consult daily. The MBA also sponsors the MMW TIP
Program providing reward money for case breaking tips in bank robbery
||We assist members with everything from identifying contractors to build a
branch to complex compliance questions, software and systems issues,
insurance programs, as well as technology and bank security questions to
name just a few.
||The MBA maintains a proactive public relations department that conducts effective issues management on behalf of our members.
|Group Buying and
||The Association has an active research division and we offer close to 40
endorsed products and services to member institutions and Associate
||You will receive a complimentary copy of the winter edition of the New
England Bank Directory, the “Blue Book” annually in January along with
our Massachusetts Banker magazine each quarter and the bi-weekly e-News.
A complete list of MBA bank publications can be accessed on
If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Forte
or Annie Coldstream
, manager, grassroots and member services at (617) 502-3816.