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Wells Fargo Consent Decree Average Penalty: $336 Per Account

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Wells Fargo Bank (WFB) “incorrectly applied loan payments, erroneously imposed certain fees and charges, incorrectly repossessed customers’ vehicles, and failed to refund certain unearned fees on debt cancellation products; (ii) with respect to home mortgage servicing, incorrectly denied mortgage loan modifications to certain qualified borrowers; and (iii) […]

What is the State of Black Maternal Mortality? How can we improve it?

Research firm Creative Investment Research launched an impact investing vehicle calling on the Federal Reserve to create a funding facility to reduce Black maternal mortality. Almost $35 million in venture capital funding has gone to Black women-founded maternal health startups, but the number is negligible compared to investment in overall healthcare technology.  Maternal healthcare startups […]

Lakeland Bank Shows Signs of “Redlining” Newark

Provident Financial Services has entered a $1.3 billion deal to buy Lakeland Bancorp, which disclosed an ongoing fair lending investigation by the U.S. Justice Department. Provident Financial Services in Iselin, New Jersey, is pursuing a $1.3 billion deal for a rival, Lakeland Bancorp, despite concerns over commercial real estate concentrations and an ongoing fair-lending investigation […]

Minority Bank Assets, by Group, 2001-2021

The chart above shows minority bank assets by ethnic group, by year from 2001 to 2021. It details Hispanic bank assets falling relative to Asian bank assets starting in 2005. The chart above shows minority bank assets as a percentage of 100% by year from 2001 to 2021. It shows a decline in Hispanic bank […]

Mid-Year 2022 Minority Bank and Thrift Review

The number of minority banks in the US held steady at between 168 and 174 in the second quarter of 2022. Asian owned banks, concentrated in California, hold 51% of assets, with 77 institutions., Hispanic banks, concentrated in Florida and Texas, number 33 institutions and hold 42% of assets, followed by Women-owned banks (17 institutions […]

Fixing Abortion And Black Maternal Mortality Is NOT Up To the Supreme Court. It’s Up to the Fed…

Black women die in childbirth at disproportionate rates compared to their white counterparts. Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) clearly shows that social determinants – access to nutrition, transportation, and healthcare——are crucial factors. See: https://www.impactinvesting.online/2022/06/fixing-abortion-and-black-maternal.html

Repeal the Community Reinvestment Act

BankThink. American Banker Newspaper, June 22, 2022 Repeal CRA The Community Reinvestment Act was enacted in 1977 “to address inequities in access to credit for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities.” The law should be repealed and replaced. Like hanging a crystal chandelier in a lean-to shack, any efforts to revise the law are a […]