Sarah McKenzie

City leaders calling on banks to allow Somali Americans to make money transfers

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A City Council committee approved a resolution Wednesday supporting the ability of Somali Americans to send money to loved ones in Somalia — money transfers that have become increasingly difficult as more banks are dropping money transfer providers in the face of regulatory concerns.

The Council will vote on final approval of the resolution authored by Council Members Abdi Warsame (Ward 6) and Elizabeth Glidden (Ward 8) on Friday.

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