Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having access to financial services, as in a bank account or credit card, but using them rarely or irregularly.
  • noun plural People who are underbanked. Used with the.

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  • adjective Having inadequate access to banking facilities.

Etymologies

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under- +‎ banked

Examples

  • "underbanked" -- which the FDIC defines as a household that has a checking account or a savings account but relies on alternative financial services.

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  • "underbanked" -- which the FDIC defines as a household that has a checking account or a savings account but relies on alternative financial services.

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  • "underbanked" -- which the FDIC defines as a household that has a checking account or a savings account but relies on alternative financial services.

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  • The States that have been identified as underbanked by the RBI are the seven North-Eastern States, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Rajasthan, West Bengal, and the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

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  • It targets "underbanked" consumers — people who don't have traditional bank accounts.

    NetSpend IPO Beats a China One

  • NetSpend is a major player in prepaid debit cards, an industry that caters to what is known as "underbanked" consumers — people who don't have traditional bank accounts.

    An IPO Closer to Home

  • About 17 million adults do not have access to a bank account and an additional 43 million are "underbanked," meaning they rely on alternative financial services such as payday loans at least once a year, according to a survey last year by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

    Russell Simmons wins swipe fee deal for his prepaid card

  • About 17 million adults do not have access to a bank account and an additional 43 million are "underbanked," meaning they rely on alternative financial services such as payday loans at least once a year, according to a survey last year by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

    Russell Simmons wins swipe fee deal for his prepaid card

  • Along with the unbanked, 21 million more Americans are considered "underbanked" people who have checking accounts but often turn to higher-cost services, such as payday loans and car-title loans, with annualized interest rates frequently exceeding 300%.

    Plan Promotes Bank Accounts For Consumers

  • About 17 million adults do not have access to a bank account and an additional 43 million are "underbanked," meaning they rely on alternative financial services such as payday loans at least once a year, according to a survey last year by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

    Russell Simmons wins swipe fee deal for his prepaid card

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