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Have you experienced any of the following?
- Had to pay for check cashing services because you don’t have a bank account
- Faced challenges opening up a bank account because it’s hard to meet the minimum balance requirements
- Been unable to get direct deposit of your paycheck because you don’t have a bank account
- Had to buy prepaid debit cards to pay bills online or make purchases because you’re unable to get a debit or credit card account.
Even if you are doing all you can to manage your money, we know there are some circumstances where your bank fees, such as payday loans, check cashers or overdraft fees, may be very expensive.
Leaders in Sacramento need to hear from everyday Californians who aren’t able to access financial services without having to pay high fees to cash our paychecks or have to turn to buy cashier's checks, money orders, or prepaid debit cards to pay our bills.
Share your story about why every Californian should have the opportunity to open a zero-fee, zero-penalty debit account and debit card, and more.