ABA: Seven Banks Win ABA Foundation’s 2022 Community Commitment Awards

The American Bankers Association Foundation named seven banks as 2022 Community Commitment Award winners. The annual awards recognize banks for extraordinary corporate social responsibility efforts in seven specific categories ranging from affordable housing to economic inclusion. The winners will be recognized at ABA’s Annual Convention in Austin, Texas on Oct. 4. The selection […]

HUD: $41.3 Million in Housing Counseling Grants Awarded

Awards provide second-year funding for vital housing counseling services and ongoing support for professional development for the nation’s housing counselors The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Housing Counseling is announcing today that it has awarded $41.3 million in grants to support the vital services performed by the […]

OCC: Acting Comptroller Discusses Importance of Financial Health for Consumers

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu today discussed the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s efforts to advance financial health for consumers before the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Literacy Education Commission. In his remarks, the Acting Comptroller highlighted the agency’s work in crypto consumer education, […]

SBA: Landmark Collaboration with Historically Black Fraternities and Sororities to Address the Wealth Gap Through Black Entrepreneurship Announced

First of its Kind Agreement That Will Focus on Improving Financial Literacy, Outreach and Capital Access Opportunities Across Communities Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM)–an authority unique to […]

ABA: New Infographic with Tips for Prospective Home Buyers Released

In recognition of American Housing Month, the American Bankers Association Foundation today released an infographic outlining five tips for how home buyers can overcome challenging market conditions and make their dream of homeownership a reality.  The infographic acknowledges that limited housing inventory, supply chain disruptions that have delayed new home construction, rising […]

HUD: New Online Housing Counseling Locator Tool Released

New online and telephonic technology provides more information and easier access for consumers seeking assistance from HUD-approved housing counseling agencies and national intermediary organizations. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Tuesday the implementation of new technology providing expanded information for those seeking assistance from a […]

ABA: Foundation Encourages Banks to Submit Nominations for 10th Annual Community Commitment Awards

The ABA Foundation is seeking submissions for its 10th annual Community Commitment Awards. The awards, one of the industry’s highest honors for extraordinary community engagement, recognizes innovative, high-impact bank programs that improve the quality of life for customers banks serve. The entry period for submitting nominations ends July 1. “Over the […]

ABA: Foundation Recognizes ‘Lights, Camera, Save!’ Winners for 2022

Ohio Teen Named Grand Prize Winner of National Video Contest Brodie Bosworth, a 17-year-old student at Lancaster High School in Lancaster, Ohio, is the national winner of the American Bankers Association Foundation’s Lights, Camera, Save! teen video contest for his entry, “Money Tree.” The ABA Foundation announced the national contest […]

OCC: Discussion Series on Financial Health Launched

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced the launch of a discussion series to explore issues relating to the financial wellbeing of consumers. The Financial Health: Vital Signs series will feature discussions with Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu and academic, community and industry […]

ABA: Instagram Voting Opened for National “Lights, Camera, Save!” Teen Video Contest

Cast your vote on ABA’s Instagram page beginning April 13 The American Bankers Association Foundation today kicks off its Lights, Camera, Save! social media contest via ABA’s Instagram page to allow people to vote for their favorite video entry submitted by teens from across the country. Lights, Camera, Save!, now in its […]