'A Bank For All People': Remembering The Women's Bank


It doesn't say no women had accounts and/or credit cards. It does, however, explain that most women were not able to open those accounts in their own names. The info is correct and readily available to verify in multiple ways under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974.
If you had bank accounts and credit cards in your name without a husband, father, etc, you were part of a very lucky minority.

I was unable to get a library card in my own name in Seattle , WA in 1970 - because I was married. Somehow at 5, I was entrusted with one in my own name in New York City.

Marguerite, I’m glad to read you were treated the same as men, and were granted a credit card in 1960. However, if the bank had refused, you had zero recourse because the law allowing women to obtain a credit card without a male co-signer came into effect in 1974. Another possibility - did you have a bank card? Not a credit card? A bank card must be paid in full when you receive the bill. Bank cards do not allow us to carry a balance.


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