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Small Dollar Lending

Individuals need access to safe small dollar loans to assist them during periods of financial crisis without causing even greater hardship. The Illinois Asset Building Group's Alternative Small Dollar Loan Toolkit aims to help banks and credit unions develop a sustainable product that meets the needs of community members. The Shriver Center, Illinois Asset Building Group, and Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice offered a webinar on January 17, 2013, to discuss the benefits for banks and credit unions offering this product, and introduce a tool that will help financial institutions create a sustainable product.

Presenters included:

  • Casandra Slade,  Senior Vice President-Community Development, Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • Katy Welter, Law & Policy Analyst, Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice
  • Ethan Brown, Program Associate, Illinois Asset Building Group & Heartland Alliance
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