CASH Campaign of Maryland
The CASH Campaign of Maryland promotes economic advancement for low-to-moderate income individuals and families across Baltimore and Maryland by providing a range of services.
Maryland Attorney General Consumer Protection Division
Marylanders looking for consumer alerts and those with consumer issues may seek assistance from this office – click here to learn more.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Do you have a problem with a financial product or service? Or perhaps you have financial questions and don’t know where to start. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the federal agency to assist you with reputable information, steps, and tools. Learn more here.
Free Tax Preparation Assistance
Consumers across Maryland who make $56,000 annually or less (as dictated by IRS) can file tax returns for free and avoid predatory fees. Find resources here.
Maryland CASH Academy
Boost Your Financial IQ with free financial education classes. Bank On Maryland encourages consumers to register for money management and financial skills classes offered by the CASH Campaign of Maryland and its partners. Learn more.
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.
Inside Subprime article: Nonprofit Steers Consumers Away from Baltimore Payday Loans
This article details how the CASH Campaign of Maryland launched Bank On Maryland as part of its mission to help people achieve financial security by helping them establish accounts at reputable credit unions and banks.
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