Financial literacy

Inside Bank of the West’s partnership with U.C. Berkeley

08/22/17

To head off ethical concerns often raised by university-corporate partnerships, Bank of the West is not paying kickbacks for accounts. Instead it is cultivating student input and chipping in for scholarships, internships and emergency food assistance.

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Tech veteran to join kids' debit card startup

06/29/17

Greenlight Financial Technology offers a card that enables parents to control where their kids spend money.

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How money anxiety is affecting Americans' financial decisions

06/27/17

Dr. Dan Geller, behavioral economist and author of Money Anxiety, explains why Americans are more stressed about money than ever before and how fear affects their decisions about financial products and banks.

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Ask Alice — she'll say character is collateral

05/23/17

A Nebraska banking veteran put up $1 million of her own money to create a microlending program that doesn't require business owners to provide traditional collateral.

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Will parents pay $36 a year to manage kids’ allowances via app?

05/09/17

Current, an app debuting Tuesday, updates the joint account for an era of tweens with smartphones.

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What's on the minds of microfinance lenders

04/25/17

We asked microfinance organizations around the country about the challenges they face, what they wish banks would do differently, and even what they are reading. Here are some of their responses.

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How high-school branches extended Union Bank's minority reach

04/25/17

Student-run branches at five California high schools create a wide 'ripple effect' in communities that often don't trust banks.

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When there's too much month at the end of the money

04/25/17

Income volatility is a persistent problem for millions of U.S. households. Banks and fintech companies are trying to help consumers cope — but the industry can do more.

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Updating CRA will help bring fintech to the masses

03/29/17

Technology innovation and the level of consumer understanding about fintech options are critical missing pieces of Community Reinvestment Act policy.

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How the right K-12 financial literacy education can serve the public and market your bank

03/06/17

Learn best practices for developing and implementing a program that can generate positive results for all sides.

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