Every year BOGM chooses individuals or organizations that have been instrumental in helping BOGM increase banking access to our community.The Economic Awareness Council has been chosen to receive the Innovation Award for the REAL Bank Program. One major focus for BOGM has been youth since we started the coalition. They are many young people who
Welcome to Bank On Illinois The goal of Bank On Illinois is to ensure that residents have access to a safe and affordable bank or credit union account. Bank On Illinois is a collaborative initiative between the State of Illinois, community organizations and financial institutions. All partners in the coalition are committed to improving the
The WeProsper initiative was created to help tackle predatory lending in Black and Brown communities in Chicago. The pandemic has left many Illinois families struggling to make ends meet. In the past, many people turned to payday or auto title loans to deal with emergencies or pay for big expenses, which pushed families deeper into
Everything You Need To Know About I-PASS Assist The Illinois Tollway is expanding the I-PASS Assist program to help individuals and families realize the benefits of I-PASS. Customers who have previously been unable to use I-PASS for financial reasons will have more assistance than ever to Get I-PASS and Get Going! THE BENEFITS OF I-PASS…
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Student Loan Repayment Meet with a Peer Educator Need some help making your student loan repayment plan? Meet with a Financial Wellness Peer Educator to get your money questions answered. There’s still time before the end of the semester, but appointments are filling up fast! All meetings are free and confidential. Set
Benefits of Banking Reduced Fees Keep More of YOUR Money! Depositing your earnings in a bank will save you check cashing and pay day lending costs. Get Your Money Quicker Direct Deposit may allow you to receive your pay or money from any benefits faster. Banks are Safe! 1. No worry of theft or loss2.
Times are tough. The pandemic and economic crisis have left many Illinoisans struggling to make ends meet. Some have turned to payday or auto title loans to deal with emergencies or pay for big expenses. However, these loans charge excessive interest. In 2019, the average annual percentage rate (APR) on a payday loan in Illinois