Overstreet says she's not anti-bank, but notes anything that suppresses the consumer's right to choice is of deep concern.
"Don't get me wrong--I'm not against banks because I also use them. I'm against any effort that would restrict freedom of choice because I believe competition keeps companies focused on ensuring quality customer service."
She urges readers to contact state lawmakers to make their views known.
"Those whom I have visited with on this issue believe many banks, with the exception of a few, don't meet the needs of the community when it comes to providing financial alternatives for small-business loans, emergency personal loans or financial matters that help meet low-income or working poor challenges."
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