Under-served populations

Trump rolls back fair housing rule with executive order

07/23/20

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.

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What matters most to mortgage lenders in the 2020 election

07/17/20

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

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Consumer advocate Robert Gnaizda dies at 83

07/14/20

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

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

07/14/20

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

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

07/08/20

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.

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

06/23/20

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

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The civil rights issue of our generation

06/19/20

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.

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Here's Congress's chance to help black communities

06/10/20

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

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Bankers need to walk the walk on equality

06/09/20

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.

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

06/05/20

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.

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