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Project REACh: Removing Barriers to Financial Inclusion

Project REACh: Removing Barriers to Financial Inclusion

Project REACh promotes financial inclusion through greater access to credit and capital. REACh stands for Roundtable for Economic Access and Change, and the project brings together leaders from the banking industry, national civil rights organizations, business, and technology to reduce specific barriers that prevent full, equal, and fair participation in the nation’s economy.

  • Project REACh Financial Inclusion Summit

    Project REACh Financial Inclusion Summit

    Please join us on May 29-30, 2024, for the Project REACh Financial Inclusion Summit at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency headquarters in Washington, D.C.

    The Summit will provide opportunities to reflect on the groundbreaking solutions led by Project REACh participants and discuss new initiatives to increase economic mobility within financially underserved and under-resourced communities. Attendees will include representatives from government agencies, financial institutions, civil rights organizations, technology providers, consumer groups, and community developers and advocates. An agenda for the summit is available.

  • Fact Sheet (PDF)

    Project REACh Fact Sheet

    The OCC recognizes that removing structural barriers to financial inclusion will result in broader participation in the economy and will help millions of people, previously left out of the system, to pursue their American dreams.

  • Minority Depository Institution Pledge

    The Project REACh Pledge to Strengthen Minority Depository Institutions promotes the viability and preservation of minority depository institutions (MDI). We recognize the importance of MDIs within their communities.

  • Project REACh: Symposium

    At the July 12, 2022 Project REACh Symposium, participants learned about actionable strategies to build measurable initiatives increasing economic and community development financing within economically disadvantaged communities.

    Visit the Project REACh Symposium page to learn more.

Project REACh Workstreams

  • Project Reach One Year Anniversary

    This OCC newsletter recognizes the progress of banks, civil rights groups, and community development organizations to expand financial access and economic opportunity for millions of underserved individuals and small businesses.

Related News and Issuances

04/02/2024 NR 2024-37 OCC Promotes National Financial Capability Month
03/25/2024 NR 2024-33 OCC Hosts Minority Depository Institutions Advisory Committee Meeting April 16
03/20/2024 NR 2024-29 Registration Open for OCC Project REACh Summit on Financial Inclusion