Climate Safe Lending: Ensuring Planetary Stability

Banks as Unlikely Allies

by David Barmes and Marya Skotte, Climate Safe Lending Network 

Alliance Data’s Commitment to Fair and Responsible Banking

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We work with top companies and some of the best-known retailers to extend their brands with their customers through innovative private label, co-brand and commercial credit card programs. Behind the scenes of these programs, we are committed to building trust and providing outstanding service to our clients and our cardholders. As a leading provider of branded credit programs, fair and responsible lending is core to our cardmembers’ journey with us. Our credit programs create a win-win for consumers and our clients.

KeyBank Provides $6 Million in Financing for Preservation of Affordable Housing in Cleveland

Press Release

CLEVELAND, October 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - KeyBank Community Development Lending & Investment (CDLI) has provided $6 million in construction financing to Woda Cooper Communities for the acquisition and substantial rehabilitation of the Stuyvesant Motor building in Cleveland, OH. Upon completion, the historic five-story building will be renamed Prospect Yard and contain 42 units serving individuals and families earning at or below 60% area median income (AMI).

PayPal & Kiva | Celebrating Ten Years of Making a Difference

A message from Franz W. Paasche, PayPal Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Communications

At PayPal, we see the transformative effect that affordable financial services can have on individuals and merchants every day. With over 188 million active customer accounts and 14.5 million active merchant accounts, we’re reimagining money around the world and powering the potential and dreams of families, businesses and communities.

$75 Million Wells Fargo Program Supports Diverse-Owned Small Businesses with Loans, Grants to CDFIs

Three-year capital program created in collaboration with Opportunity Finance Network
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, November 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) today announced the launch of its Wells Fargo Works for Small Business: Diverse Community Capital program. The three-year program will deliver $75 million in grants and lending capital to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) that serve diverse-owned small businesses.

The Next 25 Social Enterprise Stars: Forging New Relationships


This article was originally published in the Summer 2015 RSF Quarterly.

by Ted Levinson

There’s still time to refer potential borrowers to RSF Social Finance through our Next 25 Social Enterprise Stars campaign (see excellent examples below), but we’re close enough to the end of this yearlong campaign to reflect on the results. Not surprisingly, it’s all about the relationships.

KeyBank Real Estate Capital Appoints Robert Likes to National Manager of Community Development Lending and Investment

Press Release

CLEVELAND, June 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Key (NYSE:KEY) announced today the appointment of Robert Likes to National Manager of Community Development Lending and Investment (CDL). Likes, a 12 year veteran with KeyBank Real Estate Capital, will spearhead the national expansion of Key’s affordable housing platform. He reports to Norman Nichols, executive vice president and head of Income Property Group & Community Development Lending and Investment. 

Prior to this appointment, Likes was head of the Northwest Income Property Group at KeyBank Real Estate Capital.

The Next 25 Social Enterprise Stars: Food & Agriculture


As part of our campaign to add 25 social enterprise stars to our loan portfolio over the next year, we’re looking for new borrowers in all three of our focus areas: Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship. These are broad categories, but because it’s not always obvious whether an enterprise is a fit for us, we’re delving into what we look for in each area. Last month we covered Education & the Arts.


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