Category USA

Mapping Financial Opportunity: Can Post Offices Increase Access to Financial Services?

A post by: Mathieu Despard, University of Michigan Terri Friedline, University of Kansas Does the availability of financial services and post offices vary by geography and community characteristics? This is one of the questions we’re trying to answer through the Mapping Financial Opportunity project. The short answer is yes. We recently released five research reports […]

A short history of postal banking

Taken from: Written by: Mehrsa Baradaran As the debate over reinstituting postal banking heats up, we should know we had it. And it worked. Last week John Oliver offered up an exposé on payday loans, describing them as “the circle of debt” that “screws us all.” And at the conclusion of Oliver’s takedown on […]