The CFE Fund recently submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Consumer Policy in response to a Request for Information on developing a national strategy for financial inclusion. The letter cites evidence from the CFE Fund’s network of Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) municipal partners that demonstrates that access to mainstream banking accounts plays a pivotal role in people’s ability to save money, improve their credit scores, and build strong financial futures. The CFE Fund’s national Bank On movement has also highlighted the unique power of integrating banking access strategies into government service streams to address common access barriers like identification, language, and fees. In this letter, the CFE Fund urged Treasury to focus on large-scale government program and payment opportunities to connect unbanked Americans to mainstream banking, outlining a range of promising “bankable moments” related to federal programs.  

Read the full letter here. 


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