Blackfeet tribal community leader Elouise Cobell was recently announced as one of 21 recipients who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. Cobell is an advocate for Native American self-determination and financial independence and in this vein was one of the founders of CDBA member Native American Bank.
Since the most recent housing crisis, many loan modification programs were developed to protect financially struggling households from foreclosure. Based on several unique loan-level data sets, a newly released Federal Reserve study reports novel empirical evidence on how homeowners manage their credit before and after receiving modifications. This study demonstrates that interventions designed to improve household balance sheets could have a direct and sizable impact on borrower financial outcomes.
Kat Taylor, CEO of Beneficial State Bank, makes an impassioned case for an overhaul of banking sector regulations to ensure that the industry aligns with the values of corporate social responsibility in this opinion piece in the San Francisco Business Times.