BREAKING NEWS

The 2019 Bank On National Conference Convenes Stakeholders in Washington, DC

May 29th, 2019

The CFE Fund’s 2019 Bank On National Conference in Washington, DC brought together key stakeholders from multiple sectors across the country: local Bank On coalition program leads and their community partners, Mayors, city administrators, tribal governments, financial institutions large and small, federal banking regulators, national nonprofit organizations, philanthropic partners, consumer advocates, and more.

The conference included a lunchtime conversation on exploring the municipal connection to Bank On with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of the City of Atlanta, GA; Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba of the City of Jackson, MS; and Mayor Frank Scott Jr. of the City of Little Rock, AR.  Conference topics also included early findings from a national research study on effective communication strategies for unbanked consumers; perspectives from high-level federal banking regulators on banking access; insights from financial institutions of all sizes on investing in Bank On certified products; and best practices on banking access connectivity and integration into community programs.


CFE Fund Announces the Bank On National Standards for 2019-2020

January 29th, 2019

This press release announces that 28 banks and credit unions with over 21,300 branches now offer accounts meeting Bank On National Account Standards, newly updated for 2019-2020. Low-cost, low-fee, no-overdraft financial products that meet these national Standards are now already available across all 50 states and the District of Columbia at banks and credit unions that range in size from as many as 2 branches to as few as 5,500 branches.