IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Community perspectives: Community check cashing


  • Daniel Leibsohn


In May of 2009, Community Development Finance (CDF) opened the first nonprofit, full-service check cashing store in the country in Fruitvale, California. The project is designed to provide low-income households with the financial services they need, without the asset-stripping characteristics common to the fringe banking industry. In addition to providing affordable check cashing services and a payday loan product, CDF also provides financial coaching and literacy training, small business assistance, and referrals to other social service organizations that provide help in areas such as housing, immigration, and legal issues. Over time, CDF hopes to expand into other neighborhoods that have a heavy reliance on fringe banking.

Suggested Citation

  • Daniel Leibsohn, 2011. "Community perspectives: Community check cashing," Community Investments, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, issue Spr, pages 9-11.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedfci:y:2011:i:spr:p:9-11:n:v.23no.1

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    Check cashing services;


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:fip:fedfci:y:2011:i:spr:p:9-11:n:v.23no.1. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Research Library). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.