Basic Banking

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Basic Banking

Retail banking services offered for a low monthly fee for depositors. For example, basic banking services may include the ability to write a stated number of checks and visit a teller a given number of times. It usually also includes unlimited ATM visits. Basic banking originated in the 1980s with increased pressure to provide more affordable services.
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We are outraged that Citibank may end CalFed's affordable lifeline banking products after this merger occurs.
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Saidenberg, "How Effective Is Lifeline Banking in Assisting the 'Unbanked'?
Williams, author of the report asserts that "the case studies reveal that lifeline banking does more than reduce the number of unbanked consumers; it can also be financially sustainable for the bank.