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CFE Fund Comment Letter to Treasury on Financial Inclusion Strategy

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 Skyline: How Three Cities Expanded Banking Access to Residents with Alternative IDs

Regulatory requirements to verify a customer’s identity have posed notable barriers to banking for those who may not have traditional government-issued IDs. But local government leaders and community organizations around the country are partnering with financial institutions to flexibly connect consumers to safe banking.

CFE Fund Comment Letter on HUD Eviction Proposal

The CFE Fund recently submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in support of the proposal to provide tenants residing in public housing or receiving housing assistance with at least 30 days‘ notice before initiating formal eviction proceedings.

CFE Fund Comment Letter on Federal Reserve Proposal to Update Maximum Interchange Fees

The CFE Fund recently submitted a comment letter to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System regarding their proposal to update the maximum interchange fees that can be charged by covered debit card issuers.

CFE Fund and Wells Fargo Foundation Expand Bank On Fellowship

In this November 2023 press release, the CFE Fund announced the fourth cohort of Bank On Fellows, with funding from the Wells Fargo Foundation. The Wells Fargo Foundation’s investment will support six full-time Bank On Fellows for two years to help connect the more than 24 million people living outside of the U.S.

Boosting Sustainable Homeownership in Detroit: Adding Financial Counseling to Property Tax Relief Programs to Help Stabilize Low-Income Homeowners

Since it launched in 2020, the City of Detroit’s Financial Empowerment Center (FEC), as part of the CFE Fund’s national FEC Public initiative, has helped homeowners with low incomes avoid property tax foreclosure and stay in their homes.

Connecting Financial Capability and Small Business Supports: Findings from the Small Business Boost Pilot

The Small Business Boost pilot, with generous support from Principal Foundation, explored how FEC financial counseling can support the personal financial needs of small business owners and better position them to achieve their business goals.

Summer Jobs Connect to Provide Financial Education, Banking Access to Young People in 25 Cities

In this July 2023 press release, the CFE Fund announced the expansion of Summer Jobs Connect (SJC) through Summer Jobs Connect Academy, a new entry point for connecting banking access and financial education to Summer Youth Employment Programs (SYEPs).

The Skyline: How Two States Used Unemployment Payments to Get Residents Banked

This issue of the Skyline (link) spotlights efforts in Illinois and Maryland to expand banking access by promoting and incentivizing direct deposits into safe bank and credit union accounts for unemployment payments.

The Skyline: How Innovative Programs Are Helping System-Involved Youth Succeed by Getting Them Banked

This issue of the Skyline spotlights innovative ways that programs are using direct cash assistance as an opportunity to provide system-involved young people with banking access.