New America’s Mapping Financial Opportunity (MFO) project has launched a new web platform that details the location of every financial service provider nationwide—both mainstream and alternative—down to the census tract and street levels. MFO provides tools that can be used to identify patterns of inequitable access to financial services and allow communities to explore solutions to the challenges of financial access. It explores four key questions about the locations of financial services that are important for financial inclusion efforts in the U.S.:
Each question is answered with maps and visual tools. For more information, visit www.newamerica.org/in-depth/mapping-financial-opportunity.