Second Year In a Row Peabody High School Student Bankers Win Big at the MSBA Annual Conference

Metro Credit Union, the largest state-chartered credit union in Massachusetts, today announced that the student bankers from its branch at Peabody High School placed first in two out of three competitive categories at the Massachusetts Student Banking Association’s (MSBA) annual Banking Conference.
At this year’s conference, held April 10th at the Boston Federal Reserve Bank, Peabody High students had a near-sweep in the competitive part of the conference. The team took home 1st place in “Product Development,” 1st place in “Marketing,” and two students from Peabody High won the conference’s essay contest.
Robert Cashman, President and CEO at Metro Credit Union said, “We are very proud of all of our student bankers for representing Metro and their high school so well in this year’s Banker’s Bowl. I congratulate and commend Peabody High School for their continued success in the Marketing and Product Development areas of the competition.”
Metro Credit Union, which has school branches in both Peabody and Chelsea High Schools, sponsored teams from both schools.  Metro works closely with faculty and staff at both schools throughout the year to ensure the presence of the school-based branches creates opportunities to teach children about financial literacy and especially the important values of savings and money management.
The Massachusetts School Bank Association is an organization that provides students with an opportunity to get hands on experience in the financial world. The purpose is to turn ordinary students into tomorrow’s financial leaders. Students will develop skills such as customer service, communication, leadership abilities, and financial literacy. Massachusetts School Bank Association helps to promote and enhance student’s success in financial literacy.
About Metro Credit Union
Metro Credit Union is the largest state-chartered credit union in Massachusetts with over $1.3 billion in assets, and serves more than 170,000 members. It is a growing, federally insured financial institution and a leading provider of a full range of financial services to anyone living or working in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable or Worcester counties in Eastern Massachusetts, as well as Massachusetts state employees and retirees throughout the Commonwealth.
Founded in 1926, Metro Credit Union is a non-profit cooperative institution, owned by and operated for the people who use and benefit from its products and services. Metro uses superior customer service and technology to deliver a full range of financial products to consumers and businesses in eastern Massachusetts. Metro is well known for providing members with unlimited refunds of other banks’ ATM fees through its My Reward Checking account
Metro Credit Union has 15 branch offices conveniently located in Boston, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Melrose, Newton, Peabody, Salem, and Tewksbury, and is also a leader in workplace banking, serving over 1,800 companies throughout the state.