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, […]

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Sebelius Visits, Oil & Gas in 2014, Payday Loans, & Houston Holiday Events: Houston Matters for Fri., Dec. 20, 2013

Posted on · Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is in Houston today. Perhaps no other Obama administration official, save for President Obama himself, has been on the firing line more amid the troubled roll-out of the final phase of the Affordable Care Act. On today’s Houston Matters, we’ll have details on the Secretary’s visit, and on […]