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The Resource The unbanking of America : how the new middle class survives, Lisa Servon

The unbanking of America : how the new middle class survives, Lisa Servon

Label
The unbanking of America : how the new middle class survives
Title
The unbanking of America
Title remainder
how the new middle class survives
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Servon
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An urgent, absorbing exposé--why Americans are fleeing our broken banking system in growing numbers, and how alternatives are rushing in to do what banks once did. What do an undocumented immigrant in the South Bronx, a high-net-worth entrepreneur, and a twenty-something graduate student have in common? All three are victims of our dysfunctional mainstream banking and credit system. Today nearly half of all Americans live from paycheck to paycheck, and income volatility has doubled over the past thirty years. Banks, with their high monthly fees and overdraft charges, are gouging their low- and middle-income customers while serving only the wealthiest Americans. Lisa Servon delivers a stunning indictment of America's banks, together with eye-opening dispatches from inside a range of banking alternatives that have sprung up to fill the void. She works as a teller at RiteCheck, a check-cashing business in the South Bronx, and as a payday lender in Oakland. She looks closely at the workings of a tanda, an informal lending club. And she delivers engaging, hopeful portraits of the entrepreneurs reacting to the unbanking of America by designing systems to creatively serve many of us."--From publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Servon, Lisa J
Index
index present
LC call number
HG2491
LC item number
.S47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Banks and banking
  • Financial institutions
  • Check cashing services
  • Money services businesses
  • Banks and banking
  • Check cashing services
  • Financial institutions
  • Money services businesses
  • United States
Label
The unbanking of America : how the new middle class survives, Lisa Servon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
We're all underbanked -- Where everybody knows your name -- Bankonomics, or How banking changed and most of us lost out -- The new middle class -- The credit trap : "bad debt" and real life -- Payday loans : making the best of poor options -- Living in the minus : the millennial perspective -- Borrowing and saving under the radar -- Inside the innovators -- Rejecting the new normal
Control code
ocn967029606
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Mariner Books edition.
Extent
xix, 250 pages
Isbn
9781328745705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967029606
Label
The unbanking of America : how the new middle class survives, Lisa Servon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
We're all underbanked -- Where everybody knows your name -- Bankonomics, or How banking changed and most of us lost out -- The new middle class -- The credit trap : "bad debt" and real life -- Payday loans : making the best of poor options -- Living in the minus : the millennial perspective -- Borrowing and saving under the radar -- Inside the innovators -- Rejecting the new normal
Control code
ocn967029606
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Mariner Books edition.
Extent
xix, 250 pages
Isbn
9781328745705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967029606

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