Lisa J. Servon

Lisa J. Servon is Professor and former dean at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School. She teaches and conducts research in the areas of urban poverty and economic development. Her books include Bootstrap Capital: Microenterprises and the American Poor, and Bridging the Digital Divide: Technology, Community and Public Policy.

The Real Reason the Poor Go Without Bank Accounts

Check cashing services get a bad rap. But in reality, they offer services and intimacy few banks can match.