CFPB: Report on Debt Settlements and Credit Counseling Released

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) released a report today examining recent trends in debt settlement and credit counseling. Many Americans struggle with their debts, especially during times of crisis. Today’s report documents changes over time in how consumers have used these debt relief options for unsecured debt. Using the […]

Federal Reserve: Announcing the Puerto Rico Nonprofit Leadership Development Initiative

The Puerto Rico Nonprofit Capacity Building Network, a collaboration among Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise), NeighborWorks America (NeighborWorks) and Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico (FCPR), today announced the six Puerto Rico nonprofits selected for the inaugural cohort of the Puerto Rico Leadership Development Initiative. The six nonprofits, representing all major regions across the island, will each receive a $35,000 grant, technical assistance, […]

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

The ABA Foundation is seeking submissions for its eighth annual Community Commitment Awards. The awards, one of the industry’s highest honors for extraordinary bank commitment to communities, recognizes innovative, high-impact programs that improve the quality of life for the customers and communities banks serve. The entry period ends July 1. “Now […]

ABA: Bankers Celebrate Financial Capability Month by Taking Teach Children to Save Online

While schools may be closed due to COVID-19, bankers across the country are finding new and innovative ways to share the Teach Children to Save program this year, including virtual financial education lessons for children across the nation. Since 1997, the ABA Foundation’s financial education initiatives have reached 11.1 million […]

ABA: California Teen Named Grand Prize Winner of National Video Contest

‘Lights, Camera, Save!’ inspires kids and teens to save during America Saves Week Michaela Oh, a 16-year-old student at Whitney High School in Rocklin, Calif., is the national winner of the American Bankers Association Foundation’s Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. Lights, Camera, Save!, which launched in 2010, is a unique national […]

FDIC: Four Institutions Recognized for Financial Literacy

Organizations honored during America Saves Week As America Saves Week approaches, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today is recognizing four institutions for their work to expand financial education and support healthy banking relationships. Read more: Money Smart News – Winter 2020. America Saves Week, which runs from February 24–29, is an annual […]

ABA: 6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Tax Refund

Last year, more than 100 million Americans received an average tax refund of $2,869 deposited back in their bank accounts after filing their taxes. To kick off America Saves Week this year, the American Bankers Association is encouraging consumers to file their taxes as early as possible and offering specific […]

ABA: Foundation Launches Social Media Contest for Lights, Camera, Save! Finalists

Cast your vote for ‘Savers’ Choice’ by Feb.19 The American Bankers Association Foundation is hosting a social media contest to allow viewers nationwide to vote for their favorite Lights, Camera, Save! video entry. Lights, Camera, Save! is an annual video contest that encourages teen participants to produce a short film […]

SBA: FDIC & SBA Update Money Smart for Small Business Credit and Banking Modules

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have released two updates to the popular Money Smart for Small Business curriculum. The updated modules focus on banking and credit. They are available for SBA Resource Partners, financial institutions and economic development organizations to help train entrepreneurs and small business owners.  Money […]

ABA: America’s Banks Aim to Reach “One Million Minds” through ABA Foundation Financial Education Initiatives in 2020

ABA Foundation programs call for banker volunteers to join growing, industry-wide efforts designed to help local communities The American Bankers Association Foundation today launched its 2020 financial education registration campaign, calling on banker volunteers to register for a range of successful, industry-wide programs designed to enhance financial education across the country. In […]