Saturday, September 6, 2014

Many area Hispanics face cost of being 'unbanked'

Benito first came to the United States 22 years ago to pick crops on a tourist visa.

After the visa expired, he stayed here, working two jobs and raising a family in Austin, cashing his paychecks at a check-cashing store and avoiding banks.

"Going into the store was easy to get money in cash," said Benito, speaking in Spanish through a translator. "Going into the bank was complicated."

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