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Alternative financial products and services

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A Duty to Serve: Opportunities Ahead for the Manufactured Housing Finance Market Webinar Recording - Part 1 CFED & NCLC
In December 2016, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released its long-anticipated final Duty to Serve rule, specifying how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will meet their obligations to support three underserved markets,…
 
How #FinTech for Good Can Create Financial Health (Slides) CFED
CFED in co-sponsorship with JPMorgan Chase and CSFI hosted a webinar on #FinTech For Good and its capability to create financial health.
 
How #FinTech for Good Can Create Financial Health (Recording) CFED
CFED in co-sponsorship with JPMorgan Chase and CSFI hosted a webinar on #FinTech For Good and its capability to create financial health.
 
The Ultimate Driver of Business Financial Vulnerability: Cash Flow Volatility (Recording) CFED
This webinar, the first in a five-part series about the financial capability needs of entrepreneurs and the value of business ownership as an asset, explored the underlying drivers of cash flow volatility, how practitioners diagnose and…
 
Virtual Interview: Lending Circles (Slides) CFED
Lending circles are groups of people who come together to lend money to each other. They provide a way for individuals to get a loan without paying interest or fees. Participating in a lending circle also helps individuals improve their…
 
Virtual Interview: Lending Circles (Recording) CFED
Lending circles are groups of people who come together to lend money to each other. They provide a way for individuals to get a loan without paying interest or fees. Participating in a lending circle also helps individuals improve their…
 
Peer Spotlight Webinar: Debt Consolidation Loans Assets & Opportunity Network
Two Network Leaders (David Rothstein, Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland and Rachel Stein, Innovative Changes of Portland) share their experiences with local loan models and then open up for Q&A.
 
Asset Building Strategy: Lending Circles Assets & Opportunity Network
As part of the JP Morgan Chase Technical Assistance Fund, Network staff in partnership with the Minnesota Asset Building Coalition, a Network Lead Organization, produced seven asset-building strategy documents. You can download the documents…
 
Account History Reporting Creates Big Barrier to Getting Banked CFED
Read our latest Federal Policy Brief on overcoming hurdles to financial access for low-income consumers and vulnerable households.
 
Executive Summary: 2011 FDIC Survey of Banks' Efforts to Serve the Unbanked and Underbanked FDIC
This report presents the results of the 2011 FDIC Survey of Banks’ Efforts to Serve the Unbanked and Underbanked (Bank Survey). As mandated by Federal law, the FDIC surveys insured depository institutions every two years to assess their…
 
2011 FDIC Survey of Banks' Efforts to Serve the Unbanked and Underbanked FDIC
This report presents the results of the 2011 FDIC Survey of Banks’ Efforts to Serve the Unbanked and Underbanked (Bank Survey). As mandated by Federal law, the FDIC surveys insured depository institutions every two years to assess their…
 
Integrating Financial Empowerment into Social Service Organizations CFED
CFED is convening an Intensive Learning Cluster of five social service delivery…
 
2011 Underbanked Market Sizing Study Center for Financial Services Innovation
The Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) and Core Innovation Capital released their second annual underbanked market sizing brief, which illustrates the range of opportunities for institutions seeking to develop high-quality,…
 
2012 Assets Learning Conference CFED
The 2012 Assets Learning Conference was the largest and most successful convening of the asset-building field yet.

By visiting the 2012 ALC website, you'll find all our conference highlights, including session presentations, YouTube…

 
Financial Capability Institute Center for Financial Services Innovation
The Center for Financial Services Innovation launched the Financial Capability Institute (FCI), an interactive web tool designed to help nonprofits integrate high-quality financial products into their services in partnership with financial…
 
A Complex Portrait—An Examination of Small-Dollar Credit Consumers Center for Financial Services Innovation
The Center for Financial Services Innovation released A Complex Portrait—An Examination of Small-Dollar Credit Consumers. This research examines the needs and experiences of consumers across multiple small-dollar credit products, including…
 
Partnerships You Can Bank On: Sustainable Financial Institution Engagement in Bank On Programs CFED
"Among financial access initiatives, Bank On programs have become the fastest growing strategy to connect unbanked consumers to free or low-cost starter or “second chance” accounts. These programs are voluntary, public/private partnerships…
 
CFED submits comments to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regarding financial products for military families CFED
CFED submits comments to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regarding financial products for military families.
 
CFED recommends flexibility for the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program CFED
CFED recommends flexibility for the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program.
 
CFED urges the Treasury Department to ensure a workable electronic alternative before eliminating the paper Savings Bond program CFED
CFED urges the Treasury Department to ensure a workable electronic alternative before eliminating the paper Savings Bond program.
 

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