FDIC Announces Upcoming Community Affairs Webinar
Nov 4 - The FDIC's Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection Community Affairs Branch will host a webinar titled Lending in Native Communities: From Opportunity to Success on Nov. 22, 2013, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST). This webinar will include examples of successful bank efforts to expand economic inclusion and lending in Native American, Alaska Native and Hawaiian American communities. This is the fifth in a series of webinars highlighting strategies institutions can use to promote community development and expand access to the banking system.
- Representatives from the Small Business Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, and the Department of Health and Human Services will discuss challenges in serving Native communities, and provide examples of banks and bank partners' successful activities. Representatives from the FDIC and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will highlight bank opportunities for Community Reinvestment Act consideration for lending in Native communities.
- This webinar will be held on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST). To participate, institutions must register by November 20.
- Each institution is responsible for assessing whether the ideas and information presented during the webinar are appropriate for the institution to pursue, given factors such as the institution's business focus, existing economic inclusion/community development strategies, financial condition, and market.
- This is the fifth in a series of six free webinars during 2013, offering bankers ideas and possible strategies to enhance efforts to promote community development and economic inclusion. Webinars are held every other month. Registration is required.
- The FDIC welcomes suggestions for topics to be covered during future webinars. Please submit suggestions to communityaffairs(at)fdic.gov.