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Consumer Protections

Is New Really New? Financial Technology & Its Impact on Low-Income Families

January 31, 2019

Financial technology, or fintech, is changing the way that financial services are delivered. More people are turning to apps and online platforms to access banking services,...

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Car Title Lending

2019 Title Loan Legislative Resources

January 28, 2019

Title loans prey on Illinoisans with crippling interest rates as high as 360%. In 2017, more than 61,000 Illinoisans were stuck in title loans. These loans trap consumers in...

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Access to Banking

Memo: Financial Inclusion for People with Disabilities

November 27, 2018

Download our memo to the Financial Advisory Council for the Empowerment of People with Disabilities (FACED) that describes the unique barriers faced by people with...

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Retirement Security

Webinar: Secure Choice, a New Retirement Savings Program in Illinois

November 12, 2018

Secure Choice, an automatic-enrollment program for private sector workers in Illinois, is launching this fall! Watch this webinar to learn about this new retirement savings...

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Retirement Security

Comments on Secure Choice Administrative Rules

August 8, 2018

Secure Choice, a new automatic retirement savings program in Illinois, is rolling out in 2018. As part of this, the Illinois State Treasurer proposed administrative...

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Asset Poverty

Prosperity Now Chicago Scorecard

July 19, 2018

Prosperity Now’s annual Scorecard provides a comprehensive look at families’ financial health across the United States. It assesses 50 states and the District of Columbia...

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Asset Building Tools

IABG Coalition Connection Materials – June 2018

July 17, 2018

IABG held its first biannual Coalition Connection meeting in June 2018. These coalition meetings provide opportunities to network with asset building practitioners and...

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Financial Education

Financial Education Sign On Letter

July 3, 2018

Under the new leadership of Mick Mulvaney, the CFPB is requesting information on a broad range of topics – and we fear that this is an attempt to weaken their...

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Asset Poverty

2018 Update on Poverty in Illinois

April 26, 2018

Heartland Alliance’s Social IMPACT Research Center recently provided an update on poverty in Illinois, and found that women, people of color, and children are the most...

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