MCBC Issues Request for Proposals for State Lending Reports & Online Data Exploration Tool  

September 25, 2019

For immediate release Contact:   Regan St. Pierre, Executive Director Contact information: rstpierre@mcbc.info BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – The Massachusetts Community & Banking Council (MCBC) was established in 1990 to bring together community organizations and financial institutions to affect positive change in the availability of credit and financial services across Massachusetts. To inform its membership and programming, MCBC commissions […]

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Preserving Community Wealth: Forum on Financing Employee Ownership

August 01, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 10am-3pm Federal Reserve Bank of Boston  |  New England Room Register here: http://bit.ly/MCBCPreserveCommunityWealth   Description Across New England, established small businesses- most of them healthy and viable – are closing (rather than being sold) as owners age and retire. These established businesses drive local prosperity and ensure vibrant local economies. To […]

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Webinar for Community Partners

July 22, 2019

Nontraditional lending options to expand lending services Thursday, August 8th, 10:30am-12pm Register here: http://bit.ly/MCBCCreditPassport This webinar is limited to nonprofit organizations & non-profit lenders, we hope to be able to provide a similar offering to our member financial institutions in the near future.   Description As the credit industry continues to evolve to score more consumers, […]

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Notes from the 7.9.19 Mortgage Lending Committee

July 10, 2019

In case you missed the Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting on 7/9/19, details of the meeting are included below. MCBC provided an overview of the MCBC Mortgage Lending Report 2019 Timeline and Resources. We discussed the Changing Patterns reports as well as other examples of HMDA reports published by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Urban Institute, […]

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Notes from the 5.21.19 Mortgage Lending Committee

June 03, 2019

In case you missed the Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting on 5/21/19, details of the meeting are included below. 1) Kathryn Madden, Faculty member with the International Development, Community and Environment Department at Clark University, works closely with community development corporations in Worcester in collaboration with CEDAC and Mass. Housing Partnership. She provided an overview of […]

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MCBC Small Business Lending Forum

May 28, 2019

The Massachusetts Community & Banking Council will hold its Small Business Lending Forum on Thursday, May 30th, 2019.
MCBC will present information on patterns of small business lending in the City of Boston and throughout the Commonwealth contained in the Small Business Lending in Massachusetts 2008-2017 report.

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Notes from the 4.11.19 Small Business Lending Committee

May 28, 2019

In case you missed the Small Business Lending Committee meeting on 4/11/19, details of the meeting are included below. Thank you to everyone who joined us for a valuable discussion on CDFIs in Massachusetts. The discussion highlighted consensus around the need for: Opportunities in-state for MA CDFIs to network and organize; Increased visibility of CDFIs […]

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Notes from the 4/9/19 Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting

May 28, 2019

Hello MCBC Mortgage Lending Committee members, In case you missed the Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting on 4/9/19, details of the meeting are included below. 1) Meghan Venable-Thomas, Program Director, Cultural Resilience, National Initiatives at Enterprise Community Partners joined us to talk about the Undesign The Redline exhibit on display at the Boston Architectural College through […]

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Notes from the 2/26 Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting

February 28, 2019

In case you missed the Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting on 2/26/19, details of the meeting are included below. 1) Shirronda Almeida, Director, Mel King Institute (MKI), joined us to share the Institute’s 2019 offerings and to solicit ideas on how MCBC and MKI might collaborate, – check out their events calendar here. 2) Jon Seward, […]

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Notes from the 2/21 Small Business Committee Meeting

February 27, 2019

In case you missed the Small Business Committee meeting on 2/21/19, details of the meeting are included below.  In August 2018, Congress passed the Main Street Employee Ownership Act of 2018, which makes employee-owned businesses eligible for Small Business Administration (SBA) section 7(a) loans for the first time. The bill also provides that the SBA […]

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