Posts by Cate Blackford

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Emergency Protections: Debt Collection in the COVID-19 Crisis

Colorado passed emergency debt collection protections in June. Know your rights and the next steps for protecting Colorado consumers.

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Managing the Crisis: Affordable Banking Options

Learn more about safe and affordable checking accounts you can open even during the COVID-19 crisis.

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BankOn Model: Improving Access to Safe & Affordable Banking

BankOn is founded on the belief that banking is an essential service, but high and unexpected fees makes mainstream banking too expensive for many people.

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Why Access to Credit & Safe Banking Matters

Colorado has a two-tiered financial system. It is rooted In, and continues to reinforce, barriers to building wealth for low- and middle-income families.

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Financial Empowerment: A Track Record of Success

Cities and towns across the country are witnessing the impacts a lack of financial well-being has on the entire community. And they're taking action.

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What Does Financial Well-Being Mean to You?

When we ask about best practices from other communities and explore if they might work locally, we get a resounding answer: “Yes, and.”

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Capping Interest Rates at 36% Is Just the Beginning

Pushing back on one predatory product is not enough to create safe, affordable access to banking and loans. We have the opportunity to do more.