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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 […]

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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.