NMLA Joins MRAA as Partner

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The National Marine Lenders Association has become a partner member of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas.

“NMLA is excited to join the MRAA as a partner member,” said NMLA President, John Haymond in a statement. “Strategic alliances are extremely valuable within our industry, not only as a means to measure the vitality of the retail and marine lending markets but certainly, to allow each entity to achieve more together then would be possible alone.”

The NMLA, which was founded in 1979, is sometimes credited with making marine financing widely available today.

Through its education on the benefits of marine financing, the NMLA has sought to improve how the marine industry interacts with lenders and consumers. The NMLA offers both lender and associate membership levels.

“The NMLA looks forward to continued communication, education and networking opportunities with MRAA and its members,” said Haymond.

“The NMLA plays a significant role in supporting the marine industry as a whole through its marine financing education programs,” said MRAA business development director Allison Gruhn. “We welcome the National Marine Lenders Association to Partner Membership with the MRAA.” 

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