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Treasury's official blog, featuring blog posts from Treasury's senior officials and staff sharing news, announcements and information about the work done at the Treasury Department.

Opportunities and Challenges in Online Marketplace Lending

By: Dan Cruz
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The U.S. Treasury Department today issued a white paper regarding its review of the online marketplace lending industry. The white paper titled, “Opportunities and Challenges in Online Marketplace Lending,” provides an overview of what the Treasury Department heard in response to its Request for Information, and it contains research on and recommendations for the industry.​
Posted in: Marketplace Lending

A Deeper Look at Liquidity Conditions in the Treasury Market

By: James Clark and Gabriel Mann
Friday, May 06, 2016

This post starts with a review of several traditional measures used to assess the state of liquidity in the Treasury market, some of which were discussed in the recent blog series published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which has long acted as Treasury’s fiscal agent.
Posted in: Fixed Income

Secretary Lew Sends Letter to Congress on Puerto Rico

By: Dan Watson
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Today, Secretary Lew sent the following letter to Congress regarding Puerto Rico's debt crisis.
Posted in: Puerto Rico en Español

By: Louisa Quittman and Marie Vazquez-Lopez
Friday, April 29, 2016

The Department of the Treasury is pleased to announce the launch of in Spanish. is a website of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission.  The site provides the public with information and tools to help with financial decision-making.
Posted in: Financial Literacy

Treasury Efforts to Protect and Support the Charitable Sector

By: Jennifer Fowler
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Last week, Treasury participated with other governments in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)’s annual consultation with the global charitable sector
Posted in: Terrorist Financing

Direct Express Mobile App Delivers Financial Capability to Those Most in Need

By: Walt Henderson
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service is pleased to announce the Direct Express® Mobile App, because it delivers essential financial tools for individuals to take charge of their own finances. 
Posted in: Financial Capability

The Economic Security of American Households

By: Tara Watson
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Today, the Office of Economic Policy at the Treasury Department released the first in a series of briefs exploring the economic security of American households.​
Posted in: Economic Policy

Treasury’s Focus on Gender and Financial Inclusion

By: Alexia Latortue
Friday, April 15, 2016

Why isn’t the gender gap for access to financial services narrowing? The gap between the portion of men and women who have access to financial services is confounding; particularly give huge leaps in access to formal financial services globally. ​
Posted in: Financial Inclusion

A Closer Look at Under Secretary Sheets’s Remarks on the U.S.-India Economic and Financial Partnership (EFP)

By: Robert Sockin
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Tomorrow, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will host Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the sixth annual U.S.-India Economic and Financial Partnership (EFP) in Washington, DC.  Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets previewed this year’s dialogue in an event last week.
Posted in: International Affairs

What they’re saying about Treasury’s inversion action

By: Rachel McCleery
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

On Monday, April 4, Treasury announced our third action to address corporate inversions as well as curb earnings stripping. Here is what experts have been saying about Treasury’s recent action.
Posted in: Inversions
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