About

Bank On Washington is a public and private initiative of the Financial Empowerment Network to connect people without checking and savings accounts to affordable mainstream financial services, including checking, savings, credit, and financial education opportunities. We assist in providing people with alternatives to paying more than they need to for financial services, to help them on a pathway to economic stability and success.

Together in partnership with banks, credit unions, government, and community organizations, local Bank On’s work together to bring affordable mainstream financial services to our Washington communities.  Learn more at bankonwashington.org.

Bank On programs across the United States thrives upon collaborative partnerships among local government, financial institutions, and nonprofits. In addition to connecting unbanked individuals to low-cost bank accounts, Bank On programs involve efforts to raise public awareness, targeted outreach, and expanded access to financial education. Learn more>

2021 BankOn WA virtual forum – updated information!

Exciting news! We have updated our schedule – now you can see more information about our speakers and their presentations! And check out the closing panel we have added – The Future of FinTech: Research, Pitfalls and Possibilities. We are excited to bring together folks from across sectors to explore what research is telling us about the use of FinTech in historically marginalized communities, and what lessons we can take forward here in Washington.

Join us October 19th and 20th from 8:30 am – 12:45 pm Pacific Time to explore what FinTech means for unbanked, low-income, and historically marginalized individuals and communities. What is the current FinTech landscape? What does research tell us about inclusion and financial wellness? And where are we headed from here?

Day One – Tuesday, October 19, 2021

8:30 am – 12:45 pm

8:30 am – Welcome
9:00 am – Opening Plenary with Morgan Housel, author The Psychology of Money
10:15 am – The Full Monty: A study of banking, FinTechs, and exceptional performance with John Maxfield, author The Cambrian Explosion: Lessons for a New Era in Banking
11:30 am – Banking in Color with Dr. Cy Richardson, National Urban League
12:30 pm – Day One Closing

Day Two – Wednesday, October 20, 2021

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

8:30 am – Welcome
8:45 am – Presentation Four: Andrea Alexander, T3 Tribal Technology Training
10:00 am – The Fintech Project – Financial Apps as Tools for Success with Chris Moreno & Darren Liddell, Catalyst Miami
11:15 am – Closing Panel: The Future of FinTech: Research, Pitfalls & Possibilities

  • Sean Creehan, FinTech team lead for financial health and inclusion at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Gosia Tomaszewska, Director of Innovation, Common Wealth
  • TBD
  • Moderated by: Erwin Reeves, Community Affairs Specialist, FDIC

12:30 pm -Day Two Closing

Registration:  $50 per individual*
*A discount is available for nonprofits! Use promo code ChangeCounts21 to receive a discount of $25!

Register Here!

More information is available at www.bankonwashington.org

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