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15 Reasons Why the Post Office Should Stay Out of Banking

The U.S. Postal Service offering financial services to the underserved a demographic in need of timely, accessible and congenial customer service would be a great idea.

If the U.S. Postal Service weren't, you know, the U.S. Postal Service.

Behold some tweets illustrating its customer service is often just the opposite of timely, accessible and congenial.

Jeanine Skowronski is the deputy editor of BankThink. You can contact her at or follow her at Twitter @JeanineSko.


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Comments (6)
At least the USPS publishes its performance statistics (not bad - better for first class than for packages):
Unlike Fedex & UPS, where we have only these reports:
Posted by papicek | Tuesday, February 11 2014 at 1:13PM ET
As if private banks are any better. Meh.
Posted by papicek | Tuesday, February 11 2014 at 1:04PM ET
If there were a centralized place for consumer complaints about banking practices, it would be far longer than that for USPS per person. Stop throwing mud, and offer better service yourselves.
Posted by djmerkel | Tuesday, February 11 2014 at 9:19AM ET
Banks should offer services to the underserved rather than complain about possible USPS competition.
Posted by brrobin | Monday, February 10 2014 at 8:10PM ET
Existing banks wrecked the economy for about the 15th time, gambling with money from depositors. The post office hasn't wrecked the economy ever.

Just saying.
Posted by Edwin W | Monday, February 10 2014 at 1:20PM ET
I have spent 55 years in banking....the USPS attempting to enter banking will only make the banks look better.
Posted by James W Everson United Bancorp, Inc. CEO | Monday, February 10 2014 at 1:12PM ET
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