About the MBA

Founded in 1887, the Michigan Bankers Association (MBA) is a trade association of Michigan financial institutions which currently includes more than 2,300 branches located throughout the state with combined assets of over $150 billion.

Our Mission

Advocating for and supporting banking.

Our Purpose

Empowering the voice of banking through connections, growth, dreams and innovations for communities to thrive.

Our Values

Collaboration: Intentionally achieving trust by encouraging teamwork.  
Commitment: Dedication to fulfilling promises.
Empathy: Seeking to understand others’ perspectives.  
Inclusion: Encouraging all to engage authentically.
Innovation: Fostering change for continual evolution.
Respect: Recognizing and appreciating the value of the diversity of each person.
Transparent Communication: Creating opportunities for open, honest conversations.

Our main areas of focus include...


The MBA acts as the official representative of member banks in matters of state legislation and regulation. The Association actively pursues legislation of benefit to the industry and the public at large, and opposes those measures which would hamper its members’ ability to serve the needs of their banking customers. The Association also works closely with the American Bankers Association on select issues in Washington, D.C.

Professional Development

We believe that success today depends upon having a staff with the knowledge to recognize, envision, and create sustainable competitive advantages. Banks can make no greater investment than in the continuing education of their employees! From Emerging Leaders to Women in Banking, the MBA hosts or sponsors more than 100 training events a year to assist with your banking career.

Products and Services

Through its subsidiary the MBA Service Corp, Inc., the MBA seeks ways to help our members retain business, offer first rate service and increase revenue.   As part of these activities, MBA offers a wide variety of products and services for member banks in the areas of compliance, human resources, management, marketing and financial literacy, among others. The MBA offers an Associate Membership, works closely with many preferred vendors and endorses partners that provide banks top quality services, fee income or unique opportunities.