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Promoting banking services among low-income customers

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  • Rebecca M. Blank

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Many low-income people rely on payday lenders, check cashers, and other alternative financial service providers to get by. But the high costs make it hard for families to save. A 2008 Brookings Institution report highlights the reasons that the so-called unbanked turn to such services. It also suggests solutions-including both expanded bank offerings and increased access to government programs that stabilize incomes and reduce the need for emergency, high-cost credit.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in its journal New England Community Developments.

Volume (Year): (2008)
Issue (Month): ()
Pages: 1-7

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedbcd:y:2008:p:1-7:n:3

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