Recently, several large banks have been called out for discriminatory lending practices, including not serving low income areas. For many of those residents, banking services like those offering personal bank accounts, loans for homes and small businesses–can be difficult to access. But some banks in our region, like Industrial Bank, have made their focus serving those communities. We explore what it means to live in a “banking desert.”


  • Jesse Van Tol CEO, National Community Reinvestment Coalition; @jessevantol
  • Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz Associate Director, Capital Area Asset Builders; @CAAB_GreaterDC
  • Jacquie Boles Senior Vice President, Director of Retail Banking; @BankIndustrial

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