Sona Jepsen
By Sona Jepsen on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 - 12:32pm

To Help the Poor, Increase Financial Literacy

When you live in the U.S. and are surrounded by ATMs, smartphones, and digital banking products, it’s easy to assume that the entire world is as wired as we are. But 2 billion people across the globe don’t have access to regulated banking systems. They can’t open savings accounts or swipe their debit cards when they go to the grocery store.

By suziegruber on Sun, Mar 16, 2014 - 4:17pm

Hi everyone,

Here's the bank rating website that I mentioned at our meeting yesterday.  It's  This site ranks banks and credit unions on a scale of one to five stars where one is poor and five is superior compared to "industry norms and standards."  Here are a few of the rankings for our local banks:

Redwood Credit Union - 5 stars

WestAmerica Bank - 4 stars

Community First Credit Union - 3 stars

Exchange Bank - 3 stars

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