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Dayton, Ohio, Is Latest Area Suffering From 'Banking Desert'

NPR | Nov. 13, 2013 2:11 a.m.

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Lewis Wallace

A growing problem across the country is referred to as “banking deserts.” The closure of bank branches can leave people in low-income areas vulnerable to predatory lenders and pricey check cashers. On the west side of Dayton, Ohio, residents and businesses are trying to entice banks to come back after a recent closure created a banking desert nearly five miles wide.

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