Archive for November, 2008

Protect Access to Bank Account

Posted in Uncategorized on November 19, 2008 by vaibs

Until we sued Suruga Bank, the discriminatory bank kept an insidious policy that seriously undermined minorities’ access to basic bank services, including a bank account. The policy leaves open the possibility that — based on race, ethnicity or nationality — individuals can be denied access to a bank account. It also permits Suruga Bank to gather sensitive personal information insidiously. And it expands existing laws by permitting Suruga Bank to deny just a depository account if the illegal bank does not obtain a wider range of IDs unnecessary to open a bank account.