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Community Bankers Group Responds to Wal-Mart's GoBank Checking Accounts

Community Bankers Group Responds to Wal-Mart's GoBank Checking Accounts
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We've reported how banks have cast a wary eye at Wal-Mart's ever-expanding foray into financial services. The retailer unveiled its latest move yesterday: a mobile checking account produced in partnership with Green Dot called GoBank.
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Wal-Mart Launching Mobile Checking Account

Wal-Mart is launching a mobile checking account for its customers that will eliminate some of the fees charged by banks.
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UCA Moves Forward with Feasibility Study on Mixed-Use Development

The University of Central Arkansas moved a step closer to putting a mixed-use building on campus after its board of trustees on approved a feasibility study for issuing bonds for a proposed 67,500-SF center at the corner of Donaghey Avenue and Bruce Street.
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