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New York City U.S. Post Office branch. New York City U.S. Post Office branch (Image: Shutterstock).

Under the radar and with very little public notice, the United States Postal Service began a check-cashing pilot program on Sept. 13 at four urban post offices. Nearly a month later, credit union and banking trade groups, as well as the national media, discovered what has been going on.

Reaction from the trade groups has been, to put it mildly, aggressively against the program.

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