ABA: Understanding Your Role as a Financial Caregiver

November is National Family Caregiver Month WASHINGTON — According to the Caregiver Action Network, more than 90 million Americans care for a loved one living with a disability, disease or experiencing reduced financial capability as a result of aging. Financial caregivers play an important role in ensuring that all finances — from […]

CFPB: Guide and Best Practices Issued to Help Communities Create Protection Partnerships for Seniors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report that found that hundreds of counties around the country have developed coordinated community-based efforts to prevent, detect, and respond to elder financial exploitation. The report also found that a strong collaboration among community stakeholders – like financial institutions, […]

ABA: 7 Tips to Help Seniors Live At Home Longer

The ABA Foundation celebrates American Housing Month with practical advice for ‘aging in place’ WASHINGTON — According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 80 percent of individuals age 65 or older own their home. A Georgetown University survey found that a vast majority of these older Americans wish to remain […]

ABA: How to Stop Elder Financial Abuse Before It Starts

ABA Foundation Commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with Financial Tips WASHINGTON — In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, the American Bankers Association’s Foundation is working to combat financial abuse of older Americans. A recent study estimated older adults lose $2.9 billion each year to fraud. “Americans […]

ABA: The Grandparent Scam – What You Need To Know

May is ‘Older Americans Month’ WASHINGTON — Every year thousands of seniors fall victim to impersonation scams. According to the Federal Trade Commission, between 2012 and 2014, consumers reported more than $42 million in losses from scams involving the impersonation of family members and friends. These scams, commonly known as […]

ABA: Safe Banking For Seniors Program Launched

New, turnkey curriculum available for America’s hometown banks WASHINGTON — The American Bankers Association today launched its Safe Banking for Seniors program with the release of newly created curriculum and other materials. The program, first announced in September 2015, will mobilize bankers across the country to educate older Americans and […]