Bank loans

The collateral dilemma: why it’s harder to get bank loans when you live on a reservation

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Cost of life4:49Is there gold at the end of the rainbow (Pride)?


Getting a loan from a bank is much harder if you live on a reservation

Borrowing large sums of money from an institutional lender is often contingent on posting collateral or other assets as collateral.

Many take the ability to do this for granted, but Indigenous people living on reserve cannot. One of the reasons? On reserves, the land belongs to the Crown. This means that, on a reserve, you cannot easily use your home as collateral to access capital.

Senior producer Jennifer Keene explains how this can have financial consequences for generations.

Cost of life9:35Getting a loan from a bank is much harder if you live on a reservation


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