Bank on San Francisco continues to receive significant media coverage at both the local and national level. Below is a sample of the major stories that have run over the past two years:
National Public Radio (NPR), All Things Considered, January 2008
Low-Income San Franciscans Get Boost into Banking
ABC7 News, December 2007
Under the city ordinance, no new payday lenders will be allowed to set up shop within a quarter of a mile of an existing one.
San Francisco Chronicle, December 2007
Program helps low-income S.F. residents start bank accounts
San Francisco Examiner, October 2007
New check-cashing and payday-lending outlets would be prohibited in parts of San Francisco where they are already clustered, under legislation that is on its way to the Board of Supervisors.
Opening Day at the Bank, AARP Bulletin, June 2007
It frightened San Francisco caregiver Roy Miller to walk his older and disabled clients through crime-infested neighborhoods in order to reach local check-cashing outlets. And it sickened him when they paid "$30 right off the top" to cash their modest Social Security checks.
Cutting the Cost of Poverty, Business Week, May 2007
Scholars are taking a fresh look at the financial problems of the working poor, and have some new suggestions on how to address them.
San Francisco Chronicle, October 2006
Banking program for low-income residents; Mayor, treasurer offer alternative to check-cashing businesses
National Public Radio, October 2005
“The Un-banked” by Anne Stuhldreher