Region Focus

Winter 2007

Bringing in the Unbanked

Banks are increasingly turning their attention to Hispanics without bank accounts
By Vanessa Sumo

Related Links

Bair, Sheila C. "Improving Access to the U.S. Banking System Among Recent Latin American Immigrants." University of Massachusetts-Amherst and The Multilateral Investment Fund, 2003.

"Banks Are Still Sizing Up Opportunities in the Growing Hispanic Market." FDIC Outlook, Winter 2004.

Caskey, John P. "Bringing Unbanked Households Into the Banking System." The Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy and Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies, January 2002.

Contreras, Patrick and Eric Robbins. "Strategies for Banking the Unbanked: How Banks are Overcoming Entrance Barriers." Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas Financial Industry Perspectives, January 2006.

Kochhar, Rakesh, Robert Suro, and Sonya Tafoya. "The New Latino South: The Context and Consequences of Rapid Population Growth." Pew Hispanic Center, July 2005.

Paulson, Anna, Audrey Singer, Robin Newberger, and Jeremy Smith. "Financial Access for Immigrants: Lessons from Diverse Perspectives." Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and The Brookings Institution, May 2006.

Prescott, Edward S., and Daniel Tatar. "Means of Payment, the Unbanked, and EFT '99." Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Quarterly, Fall 1999, vol. 85, no. 4, pp. 49-70.

Contact Us


Aaron Steelman
Publications Director
(804) 697-2658

Order Publications

Order single copies of or subscribe to Econ Focus (formerly Region Focus) and other publications from the Federal Reserve System.