Valley Sponsors New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund Financial Reform Summit!

WAYNE, N.J. - Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund (NJCAEF) hosted its 8th Annual Financial Reform Summit on October 27th, 2017 at NJIT. Valley sponsored and attended along with other also celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Community Reinvestment Act and the 6th Anniversary of the Consumer Finance Protection Board (CFPB). Representatives from the CPFB included the Student Loan Ombudsman who provided an update on the recently released Annual report of the CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman: Strategies for consumer-driven reform. Tripling in 10 years, at over $1.4 trillion, student loan debt represents the U.S.’s second largest debt market behind mortgages. An afternoon panel of state advocates and nonprofit leaders discussed policy priorities for addressing economic inequality such as by improving access to homeownership, fair wages and financial aid.

Panel Discussion on Financial Reform and Economic Reforms for NJ moderated by Britnee Timberlake


About NJCAEF and New Jersey Citizen Action
The New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund is a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1983 to empower low-and moderate-income people through research, education and training on public policy issues important to working families and seniors, direct counseling and services. Among their goals are promoting economic and social justice and building a strong coalition working on issues of common concern that also strengthen the coalition and its individual organizations.

New Jersey Citizen Action is a statewide grassroots organization that fights for economic and social justice. They combine on the ground organizing, legislative advocacy, and electoral campaigns to win progressive policy and political victories that make a difference in people’s lives. Through education, outreach and direct services, they empower people to take control of their economic futures.

About Valley
Valley National Bancorp is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with approximately $23 billion in assets. Its principal subsidiary, Valley National Bank, currently operates over 200 branch locations in northern and central New Jersey, the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, and Florida. Valley National Bank is one of the largest commercial banks headquartered in New Jersey with Executive Offices in Manhattan and West Palm Beach. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy. For more information about Valley National Bank and its products and services, please visit a convenient branch location, www.valleynationalbank.com or call our Customer Service Team at 800- 522-4100.