Heard and Overheard August 2, 2010

“July is freedom month in America. So, free yourself from CHASE.”

—Seattle Bar owner Stephan Mollmann to the Seattle Times’ Danny Westneat  about his one-man-effort to convince people to switch their accounts from CHASE to smaller, community-based financial institutions, after his wife’s line of credit was unexpectedly frozen despite nearly perfect credit, forcing his wife to halt construction of a new project and lay off workers. To help with the effort, Mollman is giving a free meal to people who switch. Read Danny Westneat’s column.

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