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Press Releases

November 22, 2016
Visa and AFCPE® Announce New, Free Financial Counseling Program for Veterans

July 28, 2016
Veterans Financial Coalition Teaches Groups to Help Vets in San Diego

January 29, 2015
National Military Family Association Joins Veterans Financial Coalition

November 12, 2014
Veterans Financial Coalition Welcomes Three New Organizations

September 22, 2014
Veterans Financial Coalition to Launch Nationwide Training Programs in Hampton Roads

September 9, 2014
Veterans Financial Coalition to Launch Nationwide Training Programs in San Diego

June 25, 2014
New Coalition Forms to Serve Transitioning Vets' Financial Needs

In The News

November 11, 2014 – TODAY'S TMJ4
Financial and consumer help for veterans
Call 4 Action has been helping people for a number of years by providing resources and mediation of consumer problems.

November 11, 2014 – WPRI 12 & FOX Providence
Service members targeted in financial schemes
On Tuesday Americans took time to honor those who bravely fought for our country, but it's also a good time to remind those who served to be on guard.

November 11, 2014 – KKTV 11
Veteran's Financial Coalition
Once service members separate from the military, they're on their own as far as the move to civilian life.

November 11, 2014 – WVIB 4 News 4
On Veterans Day, helping those who sacrificed so much
There are more than 100,000 military veterans in the Buffalo area, and on Veterans Day, Western New Yorkers stepped up to help veterans find jobs, adapt to civilian life, and heal the wounds of war.

November 10, 2014 – Fox Atlanta
'Call For Action' helps veterans with finances
Call for Action has a big announcement to make just in time for Veterans Day.

November 6, 2014
Visa Partners with Microsoft to Discuss Innovative Solutions for Transitioning Service Members

July 31, 2014 – MarineCorpsTimes.com
Consumer Watch: Coalition offers financial tools, resources for vets
Active-duty families enjoy many programs, services, laws and discounts designed to help strengthen their personal finances.

July 16, 2014
Veterans Financial Coalition Participates in Military Consumer Protection Day Twitter Chat
In celebration of the second annual Military Consumer Protection Day (MCPD) on July 16, the Federal Trade Commission hosted a Twitter Chat along with the Department of Defense, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Military Saves.

July 14, 2014 – Providence Journal
Veterans Journal: Financial groups help service members returning to civilian life
A diverse group of financial organizations announced last month the formation of a new coalition, VeteransFinancialCoalition.com, to serve the needs and unique financial challenges military veterans face when returning to civilian life, such as finding a job or facing a prolonged period of unemployment.

June 27, 2014 – Black Enterprise
Opportunities for Military Vets: Financial Coalition Formed
If you or your loved one is a military veteran, you know how tough it can be to get a steady hold on your finances. The stresses of finding a job, managing debt, and everything that comes with transitioning to civilian life can put a strain on the whole family.

June 27, 2014 – Associations Now
New Veterans Coalition Will Help Veterans Finesse Their Financials
The new Veterans Financial Coalition will provide educational and training resources for veterans and the organizations that serve them to help vets keep their finances in order as they re-enter civilian life.

March 20, 2014 – U.S. Department of Defense
Veterans Unemployment Rate Dropped in 2013
The unemployment rate for Iraq- and Afghanistan-era veterans dropped in 2013, according to Labor Department statistics announced today. The unemployment rate fell to 9 percent last year for veterans who served on active duty since September 2001. The jobless rate for all veterans also edged down to 6.6 percent.

April 3, 2013 – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
A snapshot of financial complaints from the military
Did you know we've received more than 5,000 complaints from servicemembers, veterans, and their families? By and large, statistics for complaints submitted by the military track with those of the population at large. But these complaint statistics aren't just numbers to us: they represent military members and their families and we know the impact consumer financial issues can have on their quality of life.

February 2, 2012 – U.S. Department of the Treasury
Supporting Our Military Families
Yesterday afternoon, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Neal Wolin joined First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey at the Pentagon to unveil a new report outlining opportunities and best practices for states to enhance support for military spouses serving in professions with licensing requirements.

November 3, 2011
Protecting military members from predatory lending
As a lifetime military family member, I've seen first-hand the devastating impact financial scams and predatory lending can have on our military families. I also spent 6 years as the head of the Better Business Bureau's BBB Military Line program, and that was an education for me about the consumer issues and scams that impact the military. Unfortunately there are still too many young troops learning financial lessons through hard experience and years of paying off expensive debt.

June 11, 2011 – U.S. Department of the Treasury
Treasury For... Military Families
Secretary Tim Geithner has made support for America's military families a top priority by focusing Treasury resources on passing financial reforms that will help protect them when they obtain consumer financial products and services. Treasury worked for over a year with Congress, culminating in the passage of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in July 2010, and it is now responsible for implementing major provisions of the legislation.