Financial Literacy

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, its “Financial Health: Vital Signs”…

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 the SBA among federal agencies–with…

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 interest rates and the increased…

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 HUD-approved housing counseling agency. The…

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 last 10 years, ABA has…

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 winners today via a video posted to ABA’s…

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 leaders on issues affecting the…

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 12th year, is a national…

ABA: Banks Begin Accepting Entries for ABA Foundation’s Annual “Lights, Camera, Save!” Teen Video Contest on February 21st

Banks across the nation will begin accepting entries for the American Bankers Association Foundation’s 12th annual Lights, Camera, Save! video contest on Mon., Feb 21. Lights, Camera, Save! is a national contest that encourages teens to use video to communicate the value of sound money management. This free competition is one of the ABA Foundation’s most popular…

ABA: Foundation Launches 2022 Financial Education Campaigns and Unveils New Free Resources for Banks

The American Bankers Association Foundation today launched its 2022 financial education campaigns, calling on America’s banks and their more than two million employees across the nation to participate in these important and effective industry-wide efforts to promote consumer financial readiness. This year, the ABA Foundation will offer four specific initiatives that encourage banker volunteers to…