Briefs & Summaries Grand Challenges for Social Work

Policy Recommendations for Expanding Access to Banking and Financial Services

Access to financial services is a necessity in the modern economy, yet many households lack such access. This brief, released through the Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative’s network to Build Financial Capability for All, identifies policies with the potential to expand access to financial services for households in the United States.

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Friedline, T., Despard, M. R., & Birkenmaier, J. (2018, May). Policy recommendations for expanding access to banking and financial services (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Policy Brief No. 11-4). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare.