U.S. Bank announced earlier this year it intended to purchase Chicago-area branches of RBS Citizens/Charter One Bank.
Woodstock Institute celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2013 with a national research symposium and bash.
Every year Woodstock Institute staff and dozens of allies from Illinois go to Washington, DC, in the spring to galvanize the community reinvestment movement, learn about the latest developments, and visit our elected officials and regulators. 2014 is no different.
Over half of the private-sector workforce in Illinois—that’s more than 2.5 million people—lacks access to an employment-based retirement savings plan, Woodstock Institute research found.
Earlier this month, Woodstock staff, board members, partners, and friends gathered at Mars Gallery in Chicago to celebrate all we’ve achieved this year. If you were not able to make it, you missed my recap of Woodstock’s top accomplishments for 2013.
If you are interested in attending the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) 2014 conference, be sure to register by Friday, December 20, to secure the early bird rate.
A recent report from the UK-based Community Finance Solutions at the University of Salford and Woodstock Institute calls for the United Kingdom (UK) to adopt a banking disclosure act similar to laws in the United States (US).
I recently read an eye-opening book entitled “Scarcity: Why Having So Little Matters So Much,” by Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir. It’s about how scarcity of time, money, food, and sleep affects our brains, creating a tunnel vision.
Washington, DC - Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) released a report entitled “Access to Capital and Credit in Appalachia and the Impact of the Financial Crisis and Recession on Commercial Lending and Finance in the Region.”
Ten mortgages to African Americans in 2012. Zero bank branches in low-income communities or communities of color. And below-peer-level lending to low-income communities in all of its assessment areas.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced last week that it will begin collecting consumer complaints on payday loans.