We are agents of change. We help our clients see the advantage CRA creates for both profit-motivated and mission-driven lenders. By consistently helping banks boost CRA performance and save money, we make the work done by CDFIs more sustainable.
HOW WE WORK
We believe strong relationships between Banks and CDFIs can create stronger local economies. We facilitate these relationships. Our Bank clients trust us to deliver a predictable supply of CRA eligible loans in their assessment areas. Our CDFI clients look to us to sell loans they originate to Banks.
WHY BANKS CHOOSE US
Banks want to improve their CRA rating and impact in their local communities. We make this happen by:
Facilitating long-term relationships with vetted mission-driven lenders
Delivering a predictable supply of CRA eligible loans in bank assessment areas
Structuring partnerships that produce both CRA lending and investment test credit
Helping Banks focus on where they add the most value for customers and communities
Developing comfort around regulatory compliance
CDFIs want more liquidity, greater self-sufficiency, and larger impact in the communities they serve.
We make this happen by:
Reducing their dependency on donations
Improving financial results without putting donor relationships at risk
Preventing balance sheet constraints from slowing lending
Providing expertise and capacity to implement change
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