(Updated at 10:45 am Friday to reflect that Gateway Bank did open additional locations.)
Think about everything you spend money on in a month. There’s housing, utilities, groceries, transportation, a night out with friends here and there.
Now imagine paying for all of those things without using a debit card or check.
That would put you among the ranks of the unbanked. In 2012, the term applied to 10 percent of the population in the St. Louis metro area. Local groups want to get 20,000 of them a bank account by the middle of 2015.