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Program Helps Houstonians Without Bank Accounts

It might seem a foregone conclusion to many of us, but not everyone has a bank account. For many Houstonians — for numerous reasons — spend hundreds of dollars a year using services like check-cashing stores that could be performed for free if they had a traditional bank account. That’s where the Bank on Houston […]

It might seem a foregone conclusion to many of us, but not everyone has a bank account. For many Houstonians — for numerous reasons — spend hundreds of dollars a year using services like check-cashing stores that could be performed for free if they had a traditional bank account.

That’s where the Bank on Houston program comes in. It helps Houston's ‘unbanked' and ‘underbanked.’

We talk with Denise Carpenter, who coordinates the city's Bank on Houston program.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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