The American Bankers Association joined a coalition of nine other trade associations in a letter opposing a bill introduced in the California State Assembly that would create a public banking program, BankCal, within the state treasurer’s office that would provide financial services to California residents.
Browsing: Financial inclusion
The FDIC is setting up a Mission-Driven Bank Fund to help support minority depository institutions and community development financial institutions, FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams said today.
A U.S. central bank digital currency moves from theory to ‘we have a responsibility to get this right.’
Some branches are closing but that doesn’t mean reduced access to banking services, especially in lower-to-moderate-income neighborhoods.
In this episode, podcast co-hosts Evan Sparks and Monica C. Meinert review highlights from the ABA’s just-concluded virtual Washington Summit. If you missed the Summit, tune in for insight and analysis on the past few days, and if you watched the virtual event, revisit all the highlights in just 20 minutes.
With more direct payments coming for many Americans in the wake of a new round of economic impact payments, the importance of having a banking relationship will rise for unbanked Americans, White House official Cedric Richmond told ABA’s Washington Summit today.
ABA has joined the a broad coalition of finance, fair housing and community development advocates to support the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act, a bipartisan Senate bill, S. 98, introduced by Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio).
The Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund announced today that 60 financial institutions—including 46 banks—with more than 28,000 branches nationwide are now offering Bank On-certified accounts.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today issued a statement encouraging financial institutions to expand access to financial products and services for consumers with limited English proficiency.
Southern Bancorp’s high-touch focus on pairing in-depth financial counseling with a Bank On-certified checkless checking account to help reach the unbanked in the Delta.