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Banking is an important part of building financial wealth and stability for consumers across the United States and around the world. Access to safe and affordable financial products and payments systems is integral to making financial markets more inclusive and reflective of the needs of the masses. Financial services is widely considered to be essentil

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Financial Health Pulse: 2021 U.S. Trends Report

This article details how Americans’ financial health outcomes have changed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. create unprecedented disruptions.

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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

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CFE Fund Announces the Bank On National Account Standards for 2021-2022

There are 161 accounts meeting Bank On National Account Standards in over 38,950 branches across the United States

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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Free Tax Preparation Assistance

Consumers across Maryland who make $58,000 annually or less (as dictated by IRS) can file tax returns for free and avoid predatory fees. Find resources here.

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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.

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Prosperity Now Scorecard

Access Prosperity Now’s data tool to download estimates of unbanked and underbanked households at city, county, metro, and state levels.

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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.

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The Present and Future of Bank On Account Data

A report by the CFE Fund and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

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FDIC Unbanked Survey

National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Household

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Account Screening Consumer Reporting Agencies Report

A joint report between the National Consumer Law Center and the CFE Fund

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An Evaluation of Financial Empowerment Centers: Banking Status

Summary of findings about outcomes achieved through Financial Empowerment Centers.

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