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Bank Talk

Advocacy & Research

Bank Talk is a blog about the alternative financial products that serve the un-banked population in America.

The FDIC says that about 40 million Americans live in households without a bank account. Both the scale and the pace of product innovation make this sector an interesting place to explore. Bank Talk is differentiated by its sourcing and its style of writing. It draws heavily from corporate filings and economic data but always strives to express those ideas in simple language.

Common topics include:

  • The Unbanked
  • Payday Lending
  • The Community Reinvestment Act
  • High-Cost Consumer Finance
  • Student Loans
  • Credit Insurance

Bank Talk is written by Adam Rust, Director of Research here at Reinvestment Partners. Email Adam.

  • Capital Bank
  • City of Durham EWD
  • NC Housing Coalition
  • NC Housing Finance Agency
  • Triangle Community Foundation
  • United Way of the Greater Triangle
  • UNC - Chapel Hill
  • Wells Fargo
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
    Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
  • Equal Housing Opportunity
  • BB&T
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
  • The Burt's Bees Foundation
    The Burt's Bees Foundation