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The proportion of "unbanked" households is lowest since 2009, FDIC finds
The government agency that supervises banking institutions defines "unbanked" households as ones where no one has a checking or savings account. Here's why there are fewer of them now.
FDIC campaigns to get the unbanked to open accounts
Over 7 million Americans don't have bank accounts. One big incentive to opening one: direct deposit of federal relief payments.
Walmart wants to be your bank
It's making a bet that people will want to bank where they already get their groceries, pet care and prescriptions.
U.S. households had better bank access in 2019, FDIC says. And then the pandemic happened.
A higher unemployment rate and economic turmoil means the number of unbanked households could rise again.
Those without bank accounts face special challenges during a pandemic
Mastercard has a new plan to make digital banking more accessible.
The unbanked are saving for more than a rainy day
Jose Quiñonez, head of the Mission Asset Fund, says hope for an economic turnaround is also helping 'forgotten' Americans survive.
Advocates for the unbanked worry about the Trump era
The Obama Treasury Department made financial inclusion a priority. Will Trump?
In Louisiana, kids learn about balancing the books and paying bills
Last May, Louisiana made financial literacy a mandatory topic in state public schools.
Why would a big bank help startups win its customers?
At Chase, a program aims to back startups creating banking services for the poor.
More Americans come into the banking system
A report from the FDIC shows a decline in the rate of "unbanked" consumers since the recession.