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Banks agree to improve access to banking services in low-income neighborhoods
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[Banks improve services to low-income neighborhoods]
Original Airdate: 1/15/1990

Length: 00:03:48
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Christy George reports that poor neighborhoods lack access to banking services. George notes that banking leaders met with community leaders today to announce an agreement that will provide better banking services to poor neighborhoods. George reviews the details of the agreement, which will provide bank branches, loans, and increased investment to poor neighborhoods. George's report includes footage of the meeting of banking and community leaders. Richard Pollard (Massachusetts Bankers Association) says that redlining did not take place in the 1980s. Charles Stith (Organization for a New Equality), Bruce Bolling (Boston City Council), Willie Jones (Community Investment Coalition), John Hamill (Shawmut Bank), and Ronald Homer (Boston Bank of Commerce) all speak out in favor of the proposal. Michael Dukakis (Governor of Massachusetts) is present at the meeting. George reports that the agreement forces banks to restructure their rules in order to serve poor people.

Contributor : Reporter
Christy George
Format : Tape 7012   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 100898 
VHS cassette 106301 
Betacam cassette 106360 
digital betacam cassette 106359 

Subject : Keywords
Banks and banking
Urban poor

Subject : Personal Names
Bolling, Bruce
Dukakis, Michael
George, Christy
Hamill, John
Homer, Ronald
Jones, Willie
Pollard, Richard
Stith, Charles

Type : Genre
News - Television

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