Under-served populations

Trump rolls back fair housing rule with executive order


The Trump administration's executive order to terminate and replace federal enforcement of anti-discrimination policies at the local level, citing the burden it put on municipalities, enraged advocates of equitable housing practices.


What matters most to mortgage lenders in the 2020 election


From affordable housing policy to GSE conservatorship, the next president will wield a heavy influence on mortgage and housing policies.


Consumer advocate Robert Gnaizda dies at 83


He co-founded California Rural Legal Assistance, Public Advocates and the Greenlining Institute


Republic in Ky. hires former CEO of Black-run bank to run loan program


Pedro Bryant will oversee a $3 million effort to fund small businesses in disadvantaged communities.


Digital divide creating remote-work hurdles for banks, credit unions


The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the issue of millions of Americans lacking access to high-speed internet at their homes. Financial services firms haven't been spared from this challenge.


NCUA’s new low-income definition will benefit military, not credit unions


Bankers’ criticism that the expanded designation would bolster the largest credit unions is misguided.


The civil rights issue of our generation


As the U.S. celebrates Juneteenth, it's imperative that credit unions find ways to ensure all Americans have access to the banking services necessary to thrive.


Here's Congress's chance to help black communities


A blueprint that includes more CRA and tax credits for lower-income African Americans would help a demographic disproportionately harmed by the coronavirus pandemic.


Bankers need to walk the walk on equality


The global protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death should serve as a reminder that the banking industry must do more to support minority employees and customers.


U.S. Bancorp pledges $116 million to address racial inequality


As part of its commitment, the Minneapolis company said it will provide $100 million in capital to African American owned and operated businesses and organizations.