Category Archives: banks

The Year in Community Capital: Coops, Crowdfunding and Other Coups

It’s been a head-spinning year. But amid the chaos, a lot of good progress was made in the community capital field.  Here are some of the top stories of 2018: 1. Coops Rising The United Nations designated 2012 the International Year of Cooperatives, but we would argue 2018 was the year that cooperatives really began […]

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Is it Time to Finally Change Your Bank?

Is this the year to finally change your bank? As the stock market reaches giddy new highs, it’s worth noting that it was just 10 years ago that a mortgage bubble and risky behavior fueled by the nation’s largest banks brought the economy to its knees. That experience—along with a backlash against the high, often […]

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A New Credit Union Will Focus on Clean Energy

Worried about climate change? Want to do more to support the spread of renewable energy? There’s a new credit union designed for people like you. The Clean Energy Credit Union is a new federally chartered credit union with a mission to help speed adoption of renewal energy by making it more broadly affordable. It was […]

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Fed Survey Sheds Light on Evolving Small Business Credit Landscape

Small businesses improved their performance last year, enhancing their ability to get credit. Banks, especially smaller ones, continue to be the go-to source for small business financing. But online lenders are making inroads, particularly with microbusinesses. These are some of the top-level findings of the 2015 Small Business Credit Survey, conducted by seven regional Federal […]