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CDFI Fund Studies Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities

Native Communities in the United States face unique economic challenges that affect the availability of capital and credit for individuals and businesses.A new study, “Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities”, by the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) will identify these challenges, and is part the...

Wells Fargo to Buy Energy Lending Business

Yesterday Wells Fargo entered a definitive agreement to buy the North American energy loan business of the French bank BNP Paribas in an all-cash deal, reported Zacks Equity Research. BNP’s North American business is primarily concentrated in the United States, reported The New York Times. The deal is to...
Montana Senator Sheds Light on Chippewa Cree’s Plain Green Loans

Montana Senator Sheds Light on Chippewa Cree’s Plain Green Loans

Because of growing restrictions on payday loans, banks and payday lenders are teaming up with American Indian businesses. Indian country offers a loophole, sovereign immunity, that shields companies from the U.S. government’s mandated interest rate caps and other payday-loan regulations. Indian country lenders can even issue loans in where...

Zogby Poll Finds Support for Tribal Sovereignty

WASHINGTON – Results from a new poll by the IBOPE Zogby International polling firm indicate that an overwhelming majority of the American public supports tribal sovereignty—the well-established concept that tribes have the right to govern themselves. The poll, released in mid-November, found that 88 percent of the U.S. public supports a of...

Overcoming Native lending barriers

WASHINGTON – The federal Community Development Financial Institutions Fund has awarded $4.4 million to 10 Native CDFIs, bringing its funding for the year to more than $16 million, and has embarked on a five-year strategic plan to overcome barriers to lending in Indian country. Among the recipients in this of...

First National Bank makes benchmark mortgage loan

WASHINGTON – The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 184 mortgage program has guaranteed its 1,000th American Indian loan in the state of Oklahoma, and the lender was an Indian-owned bank. First National Bank of Oklahoma, Shawnee, was the lender that recently made the benchmark HUD 184 loan. National...

Banks open their doors

Report from the Pacific Northwest PORTLAND, Ore. - There's the electrical contractor in Seattle, a tribal member from the Southwest with an impressive credit rating, who went from his first small business loan of $10,000 several years back to working on multi-million dollar contracts with a $50,000 line of credit from Washington Mutual. there's...

Provost to head New Mexico Native lending group

SANTA FE, N.M. - David E. Provost has been named executive director of Native American Lending Group. Provost is a former director of finance and development of the New Mexico Community Development Loan Fund, an Albuquerque-based community development financial institution (CDFI) active in Native lending in the state. NALG says is...

Boyd fills vacant HUD housing post

WASHINGTON - After an interregnum of more than a year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has filled the vacancy at the top of its Office of Native American Programs (ONAP). Rodger Boyd, Navajo, now heads the office as the new deputy assistant secretary for Indian housing. He Jacqueline...

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