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More than 670,000 people have obtained the identification cards since the program began in January. One of the program’s goals is to help many of those people obtain bank accounts. But some of the biggest banks in the city — including JPMorgan Chase,Bank of America and Citigroup — will not accept the cards as a primary source of identification, even though their federal regulators and some smaller banks have approved their use.
Good article on unbanked in New York, Thanks Kirk at ARCA!