NextCity explores the impact of small banks and CDFIs on the nation's "most economically distressed areas." Writing, "As a group, the banks provided $550.8 million in loans to 3,181 businesses and $37 million in loans to 2,193 residents in target communities in 2015.
Today is the second annual #FinHealthMatters day, a day-long Center for Financial Services (CFSI) campaign to draw nationwide attention to the fact that 57% of Americans struggle financially.
OFN launched the Small Business Finance Forum (SBFF) six years ago. Every year since, we’ve topped the one before in attendance numbers and interest—and we expect the trend to continue well into the future.
OFN's sixth Small Business Finance Forum brings 300+ mission-driven lenders and their partners and allies together in Chicago starting today. This two-day event is the only one of its kind to focus on the unique needs and challenges of this important lending sector.