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 […]

CFPB: DOJ and CFPB Put Landlords and Mortgage Servicies on Notice about Servicmembers’ and Veterans’ Rights

Joint letters remind landlords and mortgage servicers to adhere to the CARES Act and additional legal requirements under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued two joint letters today regarding important legal housing protections for military families. One letter […]

CFPB: Interpretive Rule Issued on Authority to Resume CFPB Examinations Regarding the Military Lending Act

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued aninterpretive rule  today that explains the basis for its authority to examine supervised financial institutions for risks to active duty servicemembers and their dependents (i.e. military borrowers) from conduct that violates the Military Lending Act (MLA). “The Military Lending Act is an essential law […]

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

The ABA Foundation is seeking submissions for its ninth 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 customers and communities banks serve. The entry period ends July 1. “Over the […]

SBA: Military Spouse Employment Partnership with the Defense Department Announced

On Dec. 9, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration will join the Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) for a virtual ceremony. The SBA is one of 85 new partners joining MSEP, bringing the total number of employers to 500. MSEP connects military spouses with hundreds of partner employers who commit to […]

CDFI Fund: Application Now Open for $1.9 Million in AmeriCorps Economic Mobility Corps Funding

AmeriCorps Providing Awards to Place National Service Members in CDFIs What is the Economic Mobility Corps? The Economic Mobility Corps (EMC) is a joint initiative of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) and AmeriCorps that places full-time national service members in Certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to enhance their capacity to […]

SBA: Virtual Military Spouse Entrepreneur Summit to be Held Wednesday, August 19th

The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a virtual “Military Spouse Entrepreneur Summit” in collaboration with Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes on Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 1-3:30 p.m.,  EDT. This free event will connect military spouses with resources and information available […]

SBA: Funding Awarded to Organizations Delivering Entrepreneurship Training to Women Veterans and Military Spouses

The  U.S. Small Business Administration today awarded $300,000 in grants to three organizations offering entrepreneurship training to women service members, veterans and military spouses. The funding opportunity, offered by SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development, supports each organization’s entrepreneurial programs for women who serve in our military and veteran communities. Each awardee was […]

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: New Infographic Offers Tips to Protect Members of the Military from Potential Scams

In honor of National Veterans and Military Families Month and Veterans Day, the American Bankers Association Foundation, the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) and Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust (BBB Institute) have joined forces to educate veterans, active duty service members and their families on financial […]