[Tagging] Money transfer amenities

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Wed Apr 15 01:48:37 UTC 2015


On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 5:09 PM, Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at rushpost.com>
wrote:
>
> The problem is that (for example) in the US, it's a very poor fit as
> there aren't businesses dedicated to just money transfer. Sometimes they
> will be combined with check cashing places (which I think is tagged with
> something else under amenity=*), other times your local convenience
> store or grocery store will also do money transfers.
>

I used a USA dedicated money transfer store just last month.  It was tagged:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dbureau_de_change

There are separate systems for high and low income users in the USA.
The low income places do payday loans, secured loans, check cashing, loan
sharking,
auto title loans, focusing on the community that can't or won't use banks.
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