MECU rewards members with $1 million in cash bonuses

BALTIMORE, MD (July 25, 2017) — MECU of Baltimore is pleased to announce that it has just returned $1 million in profits back to its members. The $1 million payout was distributed to qualifying members based on their individual deposit and loan relationship with the credit union through the first six months of 2017.

This year’s bonus payout marks the 37th consecutive year that MECU’s Board of Directors has voted to give a portion of the credit union’s profit back to its members. Since 1981, MECU has returned more than $81 million to its members. MECU is one of only a small number of credit unions nationwide that offers this unique member benefit.

“We are excited to again share a portion of our profits with our member-owners,” said John Hamilton, MECU President and CEO. “As a financial cooperative, our members are the key to our success and the Member Bonus allows us to say thank you in a meaningful way.”

“We are committed to the success of our members and the success of Baltimore, and we have been for 80 years,” said Chairman of the Board Herman Williams Jr. “As a not-for-profit credit union, we believe that when we succeed, our members should profit.”

As part of the “Thanks a Million” celebration, members can also enter for a chance to double their bonus, up to $500. For more details, please visit

About MECU

Established in 1936, MECU is Baltimore City’s largest credit union, with assets of approximately $1.2 billion. MECU has nine branches throughout the Baltimore area and offers a full range of financial products and services. The credit union also provides access to over 30,000 free ATMs and 5,000 shared branches nationwide through the CO-OP network. MECU has distinguished itself in the Baltimore community by returning more than $90 million in profits to its members as part of a cash bonus program that rewards members for choosing MECU. Membership with MECU is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Baltimore City. Learn more at For inquiries, contact Tim Rozalski: / (410) 223-4020


Kayla McMahon
Maroon PR

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