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Merrick Bank named MRAA Partner Member

Thursday, October 18, 2012   (0 Comments)
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MINNEAPOLIS — Merrick Bank, a leading provider of nonprime finance options to marine dealers and their customers, has signed on as a Partner Member of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas.

"As dealers have struggled to get their customers financed in a tight credit market, Merrick Bank has been a great resource for them, ” says Matt Gruhn, President of MRAA. "We are delighted that they have chosen to further their support of marine retailers through a partnership with MRAA.”

Merrick Bank, founded in 1997, provides nonprime finance options to marine and RV dealers throughout the country, helping to facilitate boat and RV purchases for consumers who have experienced some past credit problems. With more than $1 billion in total assets, Merrick Bank specializes in credit programs that assist consumers looking to rebuild their credit rating.

"Part of our mission at Merrick Bank is to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers,” says Scott Anderson, Vice President of Merrick Bank. "Our partnership with the MRAA helps us work toward a stronger boating business by encouraging marine dealer growth and improvement. Ultimately, we believe that leads to a better boat ownership experience. ”

About Marine Retailers Association of the Americas

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is the only North American association dedicated to furthering the interests of boat and engine dealers and other marine-related retailers throughout North America. Under the umbrella of MRAA Rewards, the MRAA offers a host of cost-saving, revenue-generating, business-improvement, and professional-development benefits exclusively for its members. MRAA is the united voice of marine retailers. For more information, visit