LendIt USA 2017 - Panel: Income Volatility as the New Normal - How to Find Real Solutions
Lisa shared her insight and research findings at the "World's Biggest Show in Lending & Fintech," with 5,000+ attendees. Other panelists: Arjan Schutte, Core Innovation Capital; Sasha Orloff, LendUp; Mark Greene, SafetyNet. Moderator: Joanna Smith-Ramani, Aspen Institute Financial Security Program.
NPR Fresh Air
Lisa Servon goes on Fresh Air to discuss her perspective on why a growing number of Americans are giving up on traditional banks and are instead using alternatives. "There's this kind of attitude that if you don't use a bank account or if you don't only use a bank account, then you are somehow deficient in some way. And that didn't make a lot of sense to me when I thought about this whole problem."
Think KERA Show
Lisa Servon chats with host Krys Bond about her new book, and explains how lower income Americans often pay much more to bank than people with more money, and why that is the case.
Lisa Servon explains how working in a check-cashing facility in the Bronx informed her efforts to improve financial services for poor Americans. "Poor people know best what they need. It is not the policy makers and the researchers."
To Bank or Not to Bank: Perspectives from a Professor/Check Casher
Lisa Servon, professor and former dean at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School, shares her perspective on the financial lives of the urban poor while working as a teller at a check casher/payday lender in New York and California.
Bad With Money, with Gaby Dunn
Lisa Servon in conversation with host Gaby Dunn about how banks treat consumers and what we can do about it.
Life in the Cash Economy for "Underbanked" Americans
Nearly 20% of low income US households are "underbanked," according to the FDIC. But is providing access to traditional, mainstream financial services the best solution for everyone? A professor does double duty as a New York City check casher and discovers that banks might not be the best choice for everyone.
Spent: Looking For Change