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Black Owned Banks

Black Owned Banks:

1. Omega Psi Phi Credit Union – Lawrenceville, Georgia
2. Phi Beta Sigma Federal Credit Union – Washington, DC
3. One United Bank – Los Angeles,California
4. FAMU Federal Credit Union – Tallahassee, Florida
5. Credit Union of Atlanta – Atlanta, Georgia
6. North Milwaukee State Bank – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
7. Seaway Bank – Chicago, Illinois
8. The Harbor Bank- Baltimore, Maryland
9. Liberty Bank – New Orleans, Louisiana
10. United Bank of Philidelphia – Philidelphia, Penn
11. Alamerica Bank – Birmingham, Alabama
12. Broadway Federal Bank – Los Angeles, California
13. Carver State Bank – Savannah, Georgia
14. Capital City Bank – Atlanta, Georgia
15. Citizens Trust Bank – Atlanta, Georgia
16. City National Bank – Newark, New Jersey
17. Commonwealth National Bank – Mobile, Alabama
18. Industrial Bank – Washington D.C.
19. First Tuskegee Bank – Tuskegee, Alabama
20. Mechanics & Farmers Bank – Durham, North Carolina
21. First Independence Bank – Detroit, Michigan
22. First State Bank – Danville, Virginia
23. Illinois Service Federal – Chicago, Illinois
24. Unity National Bank – Houston, Texas
25. Carver Federal Savings Bank – New York, New York
26. OneUnited Bank – Miami, Florida
27. OneUnited Bank – Boston, Massachusetts
28. Tri-State Bank – Memphis, Tennesse
29. Citizens Bank – Nashville, Tennessee
30. South Carolina Community Bank – Columbia, South Carolina
31. Columbia Savings and Loan – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
32. Liberty Bank – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
33. Liberty Bank – Kansas City, Missouri
34. Citizen Trust Bank – Birmingham, Alabama
35. Liberty Bank – Chicago, Illinois
36. Liberty Bank – Jackson, Mississippi
37. Toledo Urban Credit Union – Toledo, Ohio
38. Hill District Credit Union – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

‘The Postcard Bandit’ Brenden Abbott

Born 8 May 1962 in Footscray, Melbourne, Brenden James Abbott was bank robber who became the infamous ‘Postcard Bandit’. Abbott is believed to have stolen as much as $5 million AUS, though little money has actually been recovered. In 1987 Abbott robbed the Belmont Commonwealth Bank in Perth. He and an accomplice broke in through the ceiling clad in balaclavas. Abbott was arrested soon after when his girlfriend, Jackie Dines, told the police where they could find him. Abbott was sentenced to 12 years in jail. He was sent to Fremantle prison, where he was put to work in the tailors’ shop, where he took the opportunity to make some uniforms that resembled the prison guard uniforms. Abbott and two other prisoners escaped out of the workshop window and climbed across a roof into another part of the prison. He was on the run for nearly five years, and continued to commit crimes in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. Abbot did not send any postcards while on the run, however, police found some photographs in one of the houses he had lived in, and one of them showed his fellow escapee Aaron Reynolds outside the Dwellingup police station in Western Australia. Therefore, police thought it would be a good idea to tell the media that Abbott had been sending them postcards, in order to keep him in the headlines in the hope that someone would recognise him and turn him in. Abbott however, went on to commit more crimes and ended up serving time in Sir David Longland Prison in Brisbane, from which he escaped with four other prisoners. Abbott was eventually recaptured in Darwin after six months. 

“A lot of misguided people seem to think I was some sort of hero. I want to state clearly that I regret the way my life has gone, and I don’t want it to be glamourised in any shape, manner, or form.”- Brenden Abbott  

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Australia's largest city just voted unanimously to divest from fossil fuels
Sydney City Council unanimously passes motion calling for policy that would remove more than $500m from banks that invest in fossil fuels
By Michael Slezak

The City of Sydney council is set to divest from fossil fuels this year, regardless of the outcome of the election on Saturday, after a two-year campaign by members of the anti-fossil fuel group 350.org.

The council has more than $500m under management. At the last meeting before the election, it unanimously passed a motion calling for a new investment policy that would divert those funds away from banks that invest in fossil fuels.

In 2015 the big four banks – Westpac, ANZ, NAB and the Commonwealth Bank – pumped $5.5bn into the fossil fuel sector, supporting coal, oil and liquefied natural gas in Australia and overseas.

After lobbying from members of 350.org, the lord mayor, Clover Moore, moved a minute calling for a new investment policy that would preference sustainable financial institutions and include coal, gas and oil on its list of “environmentally harmful activities” that should be avoided.

“If re-elected as lord mayor, I commit to directing staff to bring the revised investment policy and strategy to the first ordinary council meeting after the election,” Moore said at the meeting.

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19 Black Owned Banks Remaining

19 Black Owned Banks Remaining.

Here are those remaining Black Owned Banks

ALAMERICA BANK

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Founded: January 28, 2000

FDIC Region: Atlanta

Assets: $35 404 000

BROADWAY FEDERAL BANK FSB

Location: Los Angeles, California

Founded: February 26, 1947

FDIC Region: San Francisco

Assets: $385 055 000

CAPITAL CITY BANK & TRUST COMPANY

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Founded: October 3, 1994

FDIC Region: Atlanta

Assets: $294 572 000

CARVER STATE BANK

Location: Savannah, Georgia

Founded: January 1, 1927

FDIC Region: Atlanta

Assets: $41 573 000

CITIZENS TRUST BANK

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Founded: June 18, 1921

FDIC Region: Atlanta


Assets: $392 286 000

CITY NB OF NEW JERSEY

Location: Newark, New Jersey

Founded: June 11, 1973

FDIC Region: New York

Assets: $340 301 000

COMMONWEALTH NATIONAL BANK

Location: Mobile, Alabama

Founded: February 19, 1976

FDIC Region: Atlanta

Assets: $63 244 000

COVENANT BANK

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Founded: June 20, 1977

FDIC Region: Chicago

Assets: $59 842 000

FIRST INDEPENDENCE BANK

Location: Detroit, Michigan

Founded: May 14, 1970

FDIC Region: Chicago

Assets: $215 924 000

FIRST STATE BANK

Location: Danville, Virginia

Founded: September 08, 1919

FDIC Region: Atlanta

Assets: $38 882 000

FIRST TUSKEGEE BANK

Location:Tuskegee, Alabama

Founded: October 11, 1991

FDIC Region: Atlanta

Assets: $63 127 000

HIGHLAND COMMUNITY BANK

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Founded: November 09, 1970

FDIC Region: Chicago

Assets: $84 948 000

ILLINOIS SERVICE FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Founded: January 01, 1934

FDIC Region: Chicago

Assets: $140 148 000

INDUSTRIAL BANK

Location: Washington, DC

Founded: August 18, 1934

FDIC Region: New York

Assets: $342 524 000

LIBERTY BANK & TRUST COMPANY

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Founded: November 16, 1972

FDIC Region: Dallas

Assets: $545 019 000

MECHANICS & FARMERS BANK

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Founded: March 01, 1908

FDIC Region: Atlanta

Assets: $304 809 000

NORTH MILWAUKEE STATE BANK

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Founded: February 12, 1971

FDIC Region: Chicago

Assets: $91 490 000

ONEUNITED BANK

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Founded: August 02, 1982

FDIC Region: New York

Assets: $590 624 000

SEAWAY BANK & TRUST COMPANY

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Founded: January 02, 1965

FDIC Region: Chicago

Assets: $573 168 000

UNITED BANK OF PHILADELPHIA

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Founded: March 23, 1992

FDIC Region: New York

Assets: $67 930 000

UNITY NB OF HOUSTON

Location: Houston, Texas

Founded: August 01, 1985

FDIC Region: Dallas

Assets: $68 125 000

Source: FDIC

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Coomonwealth Bank - Kaching. Mobile payments

a noncomprehensive list of my fave maccready things

  • when u go to open his inventory and he’s like ‘commonwealth bank of maccready open for busniess’
  • his lil sneeze when he gets dust up his nose
  • when u go to talk to him and he says ‘whats up!!!’ in that rly cute happy voice
  • ‘its quiet out here…….too quiet……’
  • his f cuking L AUGH
  • ‘the day you told me you loved me was the happiest day of my life’
  • holy shit his laugh
  • get up buttercake

ooooowwwwh transparent bank card. So apparently it saves commonwealth bank money and then she throws in it uses less chemicals… oh and it saves the environment. lololololzzzzzz

however i do like the loooook very sexy. It isn’t about the money saving or environment. IT IS ALL ABOUT SPENDING MORE. It is consumer usage and design for more frequent transactions. Plus me spamming this on tumblr. WOM.

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The Commonwealth Bank is celebrating their centenary and I absolutely adore the ad they have on TV at the moment.

Congratulations on 100 years of help and service, Commonwealth Bank!

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Hilarious Commonwealth Bank Ad starring Adam Dunn as the tool who won’t give up his seat