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Webinars

Consumer Financial Services Webinar Series

OFN is offering the Consumer Finance Webinar Series with generous support from Prudential.

Webinar #1: Current Trends in Consumer Behavior and Financial Products
January 15, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST
OFN is collaborating with the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) to present an overview of consumer challenges and the underserved marketplace. View the webinar recording.

Webinar #2: Lessons Learned in Developing, Innovating, and Scaling Consumer Financial Products and Services
February 18, 1:00 - 2:15 PM EST
OFN is collaborating with CFSI and Filene Research Institute to present lessons learned from working with credit unions, loan funds, and other nonprofits. Topics include behavioral economics, technology innovations, and consumer trends which are helping to shape the next generation of high quality consumer financial products and services. View the webinar recording.

Webinar #3: Strengthening CDFI Borrowers through Credit Reporting
August 11, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT
This webinar will discuss the importance of credit building for CDFI borrowers. Presenters from Credit Builders Alliance will talk about the process of reporting both personal and business credit to the major credit bureaus. View the webinar recording.

Webinar #4: Building a Small-Dollar Loan Product
September 15, 2015, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT
This webinar will discuss core components and considerations CDFIs should know when developing a small-dollar loan product. Presenters from the Center for Financial Services Innovation will discuss the Compass Guide to Small Dollar Credit. View the webinar recording.

Webinar #5: Better Options for Consumers: Affordable, Responsible Products in the Consumer Finance Marketplace
February 11, 2016, 1:00-2:00 EST
This webinar will provide an overview of various types of affordable and responsible financial products in the consumer finance marketplace. Join presenters from the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Center for Financial Services Innovation for a discussion of consumer loan, savings and debit products that provide safer financial alternatives for consumers. View the webinar recording. Download the webinar presentation.

Webinar #6: The Power and Potential of CDFI Credit Union and Loan Fund Partnerships
June 22, 2016, 1:00-2:00 EDT
This webinar will discuss ways in which CDFI credit unions and CDFI loan funds leverage each other's work through partnerships that provide greater access to affordable consumer financial products and services. Presenters from Opportunity Finance Network and the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions will provide an overview of how CDFI credit unions and loan funds can partner, and the benefits and challenges of these partnerships. Presenters from MariSol Federal Credit Union and Trellis in Phoenix, AZ will discuss their partnership to expand the availability of mortgage loans, consumer loans, and other consumer finance products and services in their market. View the webinar recording. Download the webinar presentation.

Webinar #7: CFPB Proposed Rules for Small-Dollar Loans: An Overview and What It Means for CDFIs
August 29, 2016, 1:00-2:00 PM EDT
The CFPB recently released proposed regulations on small-dollar loans in an effort to curb predatory practices by payday and auto title lenders, and has extended an open comment period on the rules that will close on Friday, October 7. Presenters from Opportunity Finance Network and the Center for Responsible Lending will discuss the broad implications of the rules on small-dollar lending, specific components of the rules and how they may or may not affect small-dollar loan products offered by CDFIs. Download the webinar presentation .

Webinar #8: Consumer Marketing that Leads to Effective Customer Engagement
November 9, 2016, 1:00-2:00 PM EDT
Part of OFN's consumer finance webinar series funded by Prudential Foundation, this webinar will provide insights into effective consumer marketing strategies, tactics, and messaging. Join presenters from Hope Federal Credit Union and the Center for Financial Services Innovation for a discussion of market research, marketing campaigns, and message distribution, as well how to frame messaging around financial health. View the webinar recording. Download the webinar presentation.