FDIC: #GetBanked Campaign Launched in Houston and Atlanta

Public awareness push to promote financial inclusion among the unbanked As part of its ongoing efforts to expand financial inclusion, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today launched a public awareness campaign about the benefits of opening a bank account. The FDIC’s #GetBanked campaign will focus on the Houston and Atlanta areas, […]

OCC: April is National Financial Capability Month

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) encourages national banks and federal savings associations (collectively, banks) to support financial literacy education year-round but especially during National Financial Capability Month, which runs through April 30. Banks promote financial literacy by supporting programs that expand financial literacy, economic empowerment, and […]

ABA: New York Teen Named Grand Prize Winner of National “Lights, Camera, Save!” Video Contest

Leonardo Cross, an 18-year-old student at High School of Art and Design in New York 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 competition that encourages teens ages 13 to 18 to […]

ABA: Foundation Launches 2021 Financial Education Campaign, Unveils New Free Resources for Banks

New materials will help banker volunteers lead virtual and in-person lesson plans for their communities The American Bankers Association Foundation today launched its 2021 financial education campaign and called on America’s banks and their more than two million employees across the nation to participate in this innovative, industry-wide effort to […]

ABA: Banks Accepting Entries for ABA Foundation’s Annual Lights, Camera, Save! Teen Video Contest

Banks across the nation are now accepting entries for the American Bankers Association Foundation’s 11th annual Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. The national contest encourages teens ages 13-18 to get creative and educate their peers on the benefits of sound money management. Winners are eligible for cash prizes up to $5,000. Teen […]

ABA: Foundation Seeking Banks to Host 11th Annual “Lights, Camera, Save!” Teen Video Contest

The American Bankers Association Foundation is urging banks across the country to participate in its upcoming Lights, Camera, Save! video competition that runs from February 1, 2021 to March 1, 2021. Lights, Camera, Save! is a national contest that encourages teens to use video to communicate the value of sound money management. […]

ABA: Financial Services and Consumer Coalition Launches Borrower Awareness Campaign

‘Not Ok? That’s Ok’ Designed to Spur Borrowers Facing Hardship to Call Their Servicer or a Counselor Today, a broad coalition of financial services stakeholders – including mortgage servicers, trade associations, housing counseling agencies, governmental agencies, and think tanks – launched a consumer awareness campaign to reach borrowers who have […]

HUD: $12.5 Million in Housing Counseling Grants Awarded

Supplemental funding will provide additional resources for HUD-approved housing counseling The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $12.5 million in supplemental housing counseling grants. These supplemental grants will support quality housing counseling services, including the foreclosure avoidance and rental counseling services used by many […]

ABA: Seven Banks Win ABA Foundation’s 2020 Community Commitment Awards

The American Bankers Association Foundation named seven banks as 2020 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 today at ABA’s Unconventional Convention. “This has been a challenging year […]

CFPB: Virtual Town Hall on Managing Money During the COVID-19 Pandemic with Pro Linebacker Brandon Copeland on October 27th

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) Director Kathleen L. Kraninger and Brandon Copeland, pro linebacker and University of Pennsylvania Professor, will host a virtual town hall to discuss how people can better manage their money during tough times. The event, titled “Pressure Creates Diamonds: Money Management During Coronavirus,” will take place […]