CFPB: New Proposed Rule Seeks to Halt Negative Credit Reporting for Survivors of Human Trafficking

Proposed rule will aid survivors seeking to open bank accounts, access credit, and gain employment Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is using its rulemaking authority to propose that consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) do not prevent survivors of human trafficking from achieving financial independence. The proposed rule would protect […]

OCC: Project REACh Efforts Launched in Detroit

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu today joined civic leaders, community advocates, and bankers to launch Detroit REACh. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) launched Project REACh, the Roundtable for Economic Access and Change, to bring together leaders from the banking industry, civil rights organizations, […]

FDIC: #GetBanked Campaign Exapnded to Los Angeles, Dallas and Detroit

Public awareness push to promote financial inclusion among the unbanked As part of its ongoing work to expand financial inclusion to unbanked individuals and families, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced it will expand its #GetBanked public awareness campaign into the Los Angeles, Dallas, and Detroit metropolitan areas. […]

ABA: Businesses, Financial Groups and ABA Join to Oppose Proposed Tax Information Reporting Requirement

The American Bankers Association today joined more than 40 organizations representing a cross-section of financial and business interests in sending a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and all members of the House of Representatives strongly opposing a proposal under consideration as part of the reconciliation […]

FDIC: Three Winning Teams Selected in FDITECH Tech Sprint to Reach the Unbanked

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced the selection of three winning teams in a ‘tech sprint’ designed to explore new technologies and techniques to help banks meet the needs of unbanked consumers. The tech sprint’s evaluation panel selected the following organizations as winners in the following categories: Category […]

FDIC: FDITECH Selects Eight Teams in Tech Sprint to Reach the Unbanked

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced the selection of eight teams to participate in a ‘tech sprint’ designed to explore new technologies and techniques to help banks meet the needs of unbanked consumers. The FDIC’s tech lab, FDITECH, launched Breaking Down Barriers: Reaching the Last Mile of the Unbanked on […]

ABA: Statement on Bank On Account Milestone

“We are thrilled to learn that more than 100 financial institutions, including a growing number of America’s banks, now offer low-cost Bank On certified accounts. We congratulate the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, which created the Bank On standards, for this important achievement and for the CFE Fund’s ongoing efforts […]

FDIC: FDITECH Tech Sprint to Reach More Unbanked People Launched

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation today announced a ‘tech sprint’ designed to explore new technologies and techniques that would help expand the capabilities of banks to meet the needs of unbanked individuals and households.  The FDIC‘s tech lab, FDITECH, is launching a first-of-its-kind tech sprint by challenging participants to identify better […]