San Francisco Treasurer José Cisneros Announces Resources for San Francisco Consumers Affected by the Wells Fargo Consent Decree

AC CAN attended a press conference hosted by San Francisco Treasurer José Cisneros.  The Treasurer was joined by three AC CAN member organizations, California Reinvestment Coalition, EARN, and BALANCE, as he responded to recent news that Wells Fargo used personal information about their clients to open accounts without consent, and in some cases transferred funds into those accounts.

The Treasurer announced that Wells Fargo is suspended from Bank On San Francisco, and that the Treasurer’s Office is partnering with BALANCE to provide concerned San Franciscans immediate help to check their credit history and understand the implications of this action.

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AC CAN Member News

The 2nd Annual Financial Coaching Census

This simple 10-question, on-line survey takes just a few minutes and allows the field to track the trends, both positive and negative, that occur as the field continues to grow. The Census closes soon – take 5-10 minutes today to share your piece of the data.
The insights you share will allow funders and organizations delivering coaching to better and more swiftly address the shifting needs of coaching programs, financial coaching practitioners, and financial coaching clients.
Take the Survey Now
Who Should Complete the Financial Coaching Census?
We are seeking insights from three key groups of individuals:

  1. Financial coaches who are currently providing or delivering coaching services
  2. Individuals who manage financial coaches or oversee the delivery of a financial coaching program
  3. Funders currently investing in financial coaching

Multiple respondents from an organization are encouraged and will add to our insights.

What do CFPB’s New Rules on Prepaid Cards Mean for Customers? A Summary from the California Reinvestment Coalition 

Though pre-paid cards often look like bank-issued debit cards, they work differently, can cost much more for customers to use and generate more fee revenue to issuers.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency that looks out for the interests of consumers, released a final rule to regulate prepaid rules on October 5, 2016. The new rules increase transparency for consumers about the costs of these cards, and provide stronger consumer protections.
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Alameda County Public Health Department Wants to Prevent Utility Shutoffs 
Utility shutoffs impact health as well as creating debt and hurting credit scores.  Come to this workshop on November 1st to learn how to get assistance to pay utility bills & avoid shutoffs. Email [email protected] to reserve your free training and lunch.

News from the Field 

Discuss Financial Coaching
Join CFPB for a webinar on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 2–3 p.m. EDT, to learn about two new CFPB reports on financial coaching: research results from a rigorous evaluation of two financial coaching programs, and a report on implementing financial coaching for practitioners. Email [email protected] to register.

Rise Together Shares Info on Affordable Housing Ballot Measures
Find the links to data on upcoming ballot measures which support affordable housing all across the Bay Area.  Follow the link for measures in your area.

ALL IN Alameda County Shares A Guide to Ballot Measures: Understanding the 2016 Ballot through the Lens of Community Well-Being
This guide explains how a variety of state and county ballot measures will impact your community if they are, or are not passed. There is also an insert specifically to address initiatives in Oakland.
Alameda County Ballot Guide
Oakland Ballot Guide 

Family Economic Security Partnership (FESP) Shares Resources from their Recent Event, Voting Matters: Let’s Get Engaged 
They have collected a variety of different voter guides to provide information on the elections. And also share the Voter Bill of Rights.

CFPB Invites you to Connect  
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has created a Financial Education Exchange for financial educators to get the latest news and research, and to learn from peers about what’s working. Sign up to receive regular communications and invitations to webinars and seminars. Email [email protected] to sign up.


Urban Strategies Council – Director of Resource Development

The Unity Council – Financial Opportunities Specialist (Coach)

California Budget and Policy Center – Senior Policy Analyst/Policy Analyst

Community Financial Resources – Partner Relationship Manager: Western RegionEast Bay Asian Local Development Corporation –SparkPoint Oakland Manager  

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation –
Financial Services Coordinator – Havenscourt Schools @ Lion Creek Crossings 

PolicyLink – Senior Associate, Equitable Economy

We Want to Hear from You!

If your organization is holding an event, offering a new program, releasing a report, or hiring – let us know.
We’ll be glad to share info with other AC CAN members and supporters all over the Bay Area.

Send info and flyers to [email protected] or reply to this email.

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