In Oregon, about 21.6 percent of households do not have adequate access to the financial system. Bank On Oregon aspires to ensure everyone has access to financial solutions that improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities. The added economic stability gained through increased access to financial services benefits the entire state of Oregon. Bank On Oregon brings together consumer advocates, financial education providers, banks and credit unions, state and local government, and community institutions in a voluntary effort to centralize information, ensure quality product offerings, and ease consumer entry into the financial marketplace.
Bank On Oregon encourages access to, and the responsible use of, safe and affordable financial products by:
- Maintaining a website in English and Spanish with up-to-date information and resources on safe and affordable financial products and quality financial education services.
- Centralizing reporting about Bank On Oregon activities to provide financial educators, referral providers, and financial institutions with information to measure success and promote successful client referrals.