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Posted on 13th Sep 2012 @ 8:41 AM
More than one in four U.S. households (28.3%) are either unbanked or underbanked, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s 2011 National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households. That’s a slight increase from the findings of the FDIC’s 2009 inaugural survey.
FDIC acting chairman Martin J. Gruenberg said the results of the survey “indicate that insured financial institutions have an important chance to grow their customer base by expanding opportunities that bring unbanked and underbanked individuals into mainstream banking.”
According to the 2011 Survey, which the FDIC released on September 12, 821,000 more U.S. households have become unbanked since the first survey in 2009, representing a 0.6 percentage point increase. More than half of all unbanked households said they do not have an account because they believe they do not have enough money or that they do not need or want an account. In addition, the report shows that three in ten households nationally do not hold a savings account.
Other key findings of the survey include:
“There are many positives to establishing a relationship with an insured financial institution. Access to an account at a federally insured institution provides households with the opportunity to conduct basic financial transactions, build wealth, save for emergency and long-term security needs, and access credit on fair and affordable terms,” Gruenberg said.
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