• Bank Of America's poorest customers to be charged for checking


    Just over a month after Republicans pushed through a sweeping corporate tax cut from which Bank of America stands to gain billions of dollars, the bank is set to start charging its poorest customers $12 a month for the privilege of having a checking account.

    Poor people who are denied access to traditional bank services are left vulnerable to costly check-cashing outlets, pawnshops and other predatory services.Kristen Clarke, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

    • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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