Contact Info

5200 Warren Street

Phone: 215-452-0100

Fax: 215-452-0101

Web: West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution

WPFSI Vision

Our vision is to create urban communities that are vibrant, diverse and flourishing environments where wealth and economic opportunity is accessible.

Need Funding for Your Salon?

WPFSI as an SBA/CDFI lender supports women who need small loans for small businesses.

How Credit Works – Free Credit Workshop

Learn How credit works, How your credit score is calculated, How to improve your score fast and maintain it, and much more.

Family Owned Business

Our expert guest, Phoebe Coles, CEO and Founding Partner of a family-owned marketing company discusses funding options, best practices and more.

Building Community Wealth

Building Community Wealth in Philadelphia Many local economic development efforts work under the premise that community revitalization is a zero-sum game, where progress can only be achieved in one area through extracting resources from another. Too often this unproductive and dangerous competition positions marginalized individuals against each other. Every community has intrinsic and unique [...]

Does Your Business Have a Disaster Plan?

The devastating losses (human life and property damage) as a result of hurricanes Harvey and Irma in recent weeks is the focus of Septembers There's Money Out There broadcast. Although we empathize with the victims of these catastrophic natural disasters, all too often we forget the same can happen to us and have a monumental impact [...]

New American Entrepreneurs

Two immigrant business owners, they reveal their experience at starting a business.

Gentrification In Philadelphia

Like it or not, gentrification is changing the shape of Philadelphia neighborhoods. What to do?

Philadelphia: Economic Prosperity For All?

Community Development in America’s Poorest Large City As reported by the Pew Charitable Trust, a quarter of the Philadelphia population lives in poverty, the highest rate out of America’s top ten most populous cities. Despite a city with job growth above the national norm, its economy is failing many. This is not an isolated phenomenon, [...]

Making the Move from Corporate to Entrepreneur

The Leap From Corporate to Entrepreneurship There are those people who choose to leave a very secure corporate job to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. Even though your job may expose you to a great company with a team of dedicated and talented people, something is missing. Corporate is not enough for you, and you realize [...]

Why Banks Don’t Lend To Small Businesses

Strange right, especially since small businesses are the engines that are responsible for economic growth?

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