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Banks say credit unions have unfair advantage

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — For decades, not-for-profit credit unions have enjoyed tax-exempt status as they emerged as legitimate contenders to banks, gaining new customers, especially as the recession caused many banks to tighten their lending policies. The banking industry says credit unions now enjoy an unfair competitive advantage as they broaden their services while not being taxed or held to the ...

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Report urges action for state’s un-banked

Mississippi households without checking accounts are double the national average, says a Mississippi Economic Policy Center report that urges the financial sector and communities to initiate more financial education among youngsters and adults and create more access to banking services. The report calls for several actions its authors think can transform more Mississippians into consumers of financial services while increasing ...

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