The Illinois Asset Building Group (IABG) is a diverse statewide coalition invested in building the stability and strength of Illinois communities through increased asset ownership and asset protection.

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First Stop on the CSA Campaign: East St. Louis

Earlier this month, we took the campaign for universal Children's Savings Accounts in Illinois on the road, and our first stop was East St. Louis. It was the first of many CSA Learning Summits around the state that we're hosting with Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI).

At the summit, we shared dreams for our children. Many of us hope that our children have bright, successful, and financially secure futures.

September 30, 2015 | 7:49pm | Jody Blaylock
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CFPB Releases Thousands of Consumer Complaints

This week marks the 5th anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency committed to protecting consumers from abusive financial products and practices.

July 22, 2015 | 1:06pm | Jody Blaylock
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Bank On Chicago Community Partners Press for Safe & Affordable Prepaid Cards

More and more people are using prepaid cards, yet it is a highly unregulated industry. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts’ 2014 report Why Americans Use Prepaid Cards, about $65 billions was loaded onto prepaid cards in 2012 - more than double the amount loaded in 2009.

July 14, 2015 | 4:03pm | Jody Blaylock
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