Houston Matters

Program Helps Houstonians Without Bank Accounts

Posted on · 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 […]

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Have Payday Lenders Lost Business Since Houston’s New Regulations Went Into Effect?

Posted on · You’ve seen them all over Greater Houston – and maybe you’ve even had to use one: payday or auto title loan centers. Customers short on cash can get a high-interest loan due at their next payday or they can borrow money with the title to their car as collateral. There are about 360 payday and […]

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Payday Lenders, Fracking Water and LibroFEST: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Posted on · You’ve seen them all over Greater Houston – and maybe you’ve even had to use one: payday or auto title loan centers. Customers short on cash can get a high-interest loan due at their next payday or they can borrow money with the title to their car as collateral. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]