App Helps Small Fry Get Square

Date: 12 Feb 2012 | posted in: Banking, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, February 12, 2012 What a great idea.  That’s what Indiana merchants are saying about Square Inc., which offers a service to bypass expensive credit card transaction fees by basically using an iPad, iPhone or Android device … Read More

The Oregon Trail to Banking Local

Date: 28 Nov 2011 | posted in: Banking, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Nation,  November 28, 2011 Before there was “Move Your Money” there was “Fire Your Bank.”  It was January 2009, and 3000 miles from the epicenter of the financial meltdown, 800 people attended an economic justice town hall in Portland, … Read More

How State Banks Bring the Money Home

Date: 15 Sep 2011 | posted in: Banking | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

One of the most significant consequences of the consolidation of banking over the last decade is how much it has hindered the economy’s ability to create jobs. There’s no single solution to this problem, but one of the most promising strategies involves creating state-owned banks that can bolster the lending capacity of local banks, helping them grow and multiply.… Read More

Federal Policy Threatens Local Banks, a Top Fed Official Says

Date: 25 Aug 2010 | posted in: Banking | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A top Federal Reserve official says that locally owned banks do a better job of serving communities and small businesses, but they are threatened by federal policies that favor their big competitors. … Read More

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