MPs slam banks over treatment of low-income earners

The influential cross party Treasury Select Committee has slammed the banks
for treating low-income earners as ‘second class citizens’ following the release
of a new report.

The report –
The Unbanked
– urged banks to get rid of ‘unreasonable’ penalty charges and
introduce a £10 penalty-free buffer zone to help those on low incomes to manage
their finances.

John McFall, Labour and MP
and head of the committee giving basic account applicants “short shrift” and
urged them to do more to include low-income customers.

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