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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
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Bank On Chicago Improvements and Strategy Plan
Prosperity Now Scorecard
Access Prosperity Now’s data tool to download estimates of unbanked and underbanked households at city, county, metro, and state levels.
Bank On National Account Standards
The CFE Fund’s Bank ON National Account Standards provide local programs with a benchmark for account partnerships with financial institutions, and include both core and recommended features.
The Present and Future of Bank On Account Data
A report by the CFE Fund and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
FDIC Unbanked Survey
National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Household
Account Screening Consumer Reporting Agencies Report
A joint report between the National Consumer Law Center and the CFE Fund
An Evaluation of Financial Empowerment Centers: Banking Status
Summary of findings about outcomes achieved through Financial Empowerment Centers.
Many people qualify to receive a $1,200 Economic Impact Payment Through the Cares Act.
Stimulus Payment Training for Nonprofit and Government Case Managers
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Wall Street Journal: Bank Accounts Designed for Low-Income Customers Find Broader Audience
Wall Street Journal article that examines the Bank On movement
CFE Fund Announces the Bank On National Account Standards for 2019-2020
28 banks and credit unions with over 21,300 branches now offer accounts meeting Bank On National Account Standards