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In the News 2006-2002

December 5th, 2006: WFAE FM "Wachovia Argues Before U.S. Supreme Court," (Web Streaming Audio).

December 11th, 2006: Washington Post: New Line on Credit: Popularized in the Developing World, Microloans Help Finance Budding Businesses.

October 11th, 2006: The Charlotte Observer: Edwards panel: U.S. financial system trapping poor.

April 10th, 2006: Detroit News: Bad Times Good for Pawn Shops.

November 9th, 2005: Consortium Advances Microfinance as an Emerging New Asset Class.

October 16th, 2005: New Haven Register: Illegal immigrants living in a cash society become easy prey.

May 11th, 2005: American Banker: Texas Bank's Unseen Driver: The Unbanked; NetSpend Corp. All-Access National Savings Program.

April 10th, 2005: Washington Post: Preparers Moving to Tax-Refund Debit Cards.

Fall 2004: Interview with Neil Carlson: Banking the Poor, Ford Foundation Report.

September 14th, 2004: Cleveland Plain Dealer: Bush 'opportunity zones' resemble Clinton program; Details not in yet about promised job-loss response.

August 20th, 2004: American Banker: FDIC-Insured Deposits, via Check Casher.

April 15th, 2004: Cox News: Poor Face High Fees When Banks Shun Tax Refund Checks.

April 15th, 2004: Atlanta Journal Constitution: Poor often must pay hefty fee when cashing refund check.

April 12th, 2004: Credit_Union_Times: Good Time to Pursue More Services for Unbanked.

January 26th, 2004: Newsday: Checkmate?; 'Banks to the poor' check-cashing outlets are feeling a squeeze as never before.

November 17th, 2003: Business Wire: Citibank's New Access Account Offers Affordable 'Checkless' Checking and Other Financial Services for 'Unbanked' Consumers; 'Starter' Bank Account Will Also Appeal to Other Consumers.

November 8th, 2002: American Banker: Advocates Bemoan Cuts In Program for Unbanked.