Oakland’s Community Check Cashing provides an alternative that is unusual the underbanked.
By Susie Cagle
July 9, 2018
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Nestled in a taupe stucco shopping plaza in East Oakland, Community Check Cashing’s unassuming storefront combinations in between the beauty salon plus the office that is immigration-law.
A neon indication blinks into the window that is front customers stream in and out, the doorway chiming for every single arrival: a m
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Three other check-cashing and payday financing stores into the neighbor hood boast bigger shops, larger crowds, greater costs, and much more impressive neon. But unlike its next-door next-door neighbors, the small, peaceful CCC, which will be now entering its tenth year of operations, is made to run without switching an income.
“We face both being ignored in addition to hostility that is occasional” stated Community Check Cashing’s founder and professional manager, Daniel Leibsohn.
With only 1,300 square legs and a $230,000 annual spending plan, CCC acts the exact same client base as its for-profit counterparts, but to no great reward, with charges and interest levels incorporating as much as less than half those of this competition. The company has already established, in Leibsohn’s terms, “four near-death experiences” since its opening in might 2009. Into the nearly nine years of operation since, there’s only been enough income to cover their income—$60,000 a 12 months, no benefits—less than half the full time.