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New Data Reveals Significant Discrimination in Auto Insurance Rates

May 1, 2017

Discrimination in car insurance rates was an issue raised by many IABG coalition members at our recent convening. To close the racial wealth divide, we have to address...

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Consumer Protections

Fact Sheet: Illinois needs a Strong CFPB

April 25, 2017

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) reins in predatory practices in mortgage lending, student loans, credit cards, debt collection, payday and title lending and...

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Illinois House Passes Children’s Savings Account Legislation

April 24, 2017

Chicago, IL — On a vote of 65-46, the Illinois Children’s Savings Account legislation (HB3691) passed out of the Illinois House today with bipartisan support. The bill...

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Children's Savings Accounts

2017 Legislative Priorities

March 10, 2017

IABG advocates for policy solutions that close the racial wealth gap, expand savings opportunities, and protect Illinoisans from predatory financial practices. Over the past...

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Children's Savings Accounts

Children’s Savings Accounts – Legislative Resources

March 6, 2017

All children should have the opportunity to thrive. A Universal Children’s Savings Account (CSA) program provides both the hope and the means to expand educational and...

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Consumer Protections

Financial Reforms Under Attack by the New Administration

February 7, 2017

Since its enactment in 2010, the financial reform policies included in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act have been under constant attack by an...

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Asset Building Tools

Convening Spotlight: State Treasurer’s Savings Programs

November 17, 2016

During our 2016 IABG Partner Convening last October, we had the opportunity to hear from staff at State Treasurer Frerich’s office The Illinois State Treasurer’s...

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Consumer Protections

Consumer Protection Ideas Abound at IABG Convening

November 11, 2016

Last month, the IABG coalition gathered at our #IABG2016 Partner Convening at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Our last session of the day focused on consumer...

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Alternative Small Dollar Loans

Cynthia’s Story: Medical Bills & Title Loan Create a Debt Trap

October 3, 2016

Dangerous and abusive payday lenders, consumer installment lenders, and auto title lenders continue to strip wealth from Illinois communities. According to the Illinois...

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