banks http://knau.org en Federal Government Releases Guidelines for Banks with Marijuana Dispensary Clients http://knau.org/post/federal-government-releases-guidelines-banks-marijuana-dispensary-clients <p>Attorneys for some of the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries are hoping some new federal guidelines finally give their clients a chance to put their money in the bank. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:07:39 +0000 Howard Fischer 43545 at http://knau.org Federal Government Releases Guidelines for Banks with Marijuana Dispensary Clients Bankers Beat Back Efforts at Mortgage Relief in AZ http://knau.org/post/bankers-beat-back-efforts-mortgage-relief-az <p>About half of all Arizona mortgages are under water, meaning owners owe more than the property is worth. This proposal was aimed at helping those who continue to make payments rather than simply walk away. It is a bit complex, involving the state using its power of eminent domain to acquire the property, paying the bank the current market value with money from investors who buy state bonds, and giving the lender a no-interest promissory note for the balance. That buys the homeowner some time for the market to recover. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:56:47 +0000 Howard Fischer 10791 at http://knau.org