• perplexed person standing in front of an atm and physical bank both with hanging closed signs
    Fewer ATMs and banks make it harder for cash-reliant, vulnerable households to get the cash they need. Read Take On Payments for the full story.
  • Photo of city skyline at sunrise
    A commercial real estate expert looked at the challenges in understanding the future path of commercial real estate fundamentals and values in a time of uncertainty.
  • emanating from a traditional columned bank or institution are hands holding check, payment card, mobile device, and zero fees tag
    Financial institutions offer a lot of products and services at no charge. Read Take On Payments for a discussion of fees and free.
  • plumber in foreground working on pipes with major pipe attached to bank in background
    To keep the payments and settlement system flowing smoothly, the Fed has to manage some risks. Read Take On Payments to learn how the Fed’s discount window helps.
  • exterior of bank constructed of marble with the word "bank" photographed head on
    The Federal Reserve has published proposed updates to the Community Reinvestment Act and is requesting comments from the public on them.
  • What might a central bank digital currency look like? On June 9, Talk About Payments features a discussion of a research project aiming to answer this question.
  • Board of Governors building exterior viewed at an angle from the right
    Apply to serve on the CAC, which advises the Board on issues concerning consumers and communities. Learn more in Partners Update.
  • Explore recent findings on the effects of COVID-19 on community development organizations and the households and communities they serve in Partners Update.
  • The pandemic hasn’t helped with the challenges of paying for childcare. Read a new brief from the Federal Reserve’s Early Care and Education Work Group.
  • Community and Economic Development staff talked to organizations that serve LMI households, BIPOC communities, and others that have experienced chronic disinvestment to better understand their challenges and successes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Join the Atlanta Fed and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta for an event to provide potential funders with solutions to the heirs’ property challenge on December 2 at 8:30 a.m. (ET).
  • Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic spoke about the need to create and implement a housing system equitable for all in closing a virtual event on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on housing instability for renters.

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