We welcome and encourage responsible finance providers to join us as members. Those not directly involved in the provision of responsible finance are very welcome to join us as supporters.
All Members must:
- Have a commitment to community or economic development within disadvantaged communities or within markets that are not adequately served by mainstream financial service providers
- Engage in loan management provision as principal or agent
- Be an independent, non-governmental, not for private profit distributing organisation
- Be committed to continued professional and organisational development, which can be demonstrated through reaching appropriate performance levels within a realistic time frame
- Demonstrate accountability and transparency to your stakeholders including your target community
- Demonstrate responsible lending and business practices, including having a plan for long-term sustainability
- Comply with the Responsible Finance Code of Practice
- Commit to submit your loan portfolio activity and performance data in the annual Inside Responsible Finance and quarterly surveys, which helps us, collate and build valuable stakeholder data
If you are a subsidiary or part of a larger organisation or group structure, you must be a not for private profit social enterprise in your own right and hence must be able to fulfil criteria 1 and 3 above.
Full annual Membership fees based on outstanding portfolio is:
Under £500,000: £577.50 + VAT Band A
£500,000 to £1 million: £1,155. + VAT Band B
Over £1 million: £1,732.50 + VAT Band C
Supporter fees (net VAT)
Individual: £87.15 + VAT
Organisations (all sizes): £357.00 + VAT
If you are interested in becoming a member of Responsible Finance please get in touch by calling 020 7430 0222 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.