Using data to understand and tackle financial exclusion in Scotland – summary of a round table discussion in the Scottish Parliament, hosted by Social Investment Scotland (SIS) and the Community Investment Coalition (CIC) On a… Continue reading
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In 2016, responsible loan funds lent £20 million to 37,000 people and helped their customers deposit £3 million into savings accounts. Local finance organisations are innovative, responsive and resourceful but, at the moment, they don’t have… Continue reading
13.04.2015 A new discussion paper by the Carnegie UK Trust has set out the need for a range of affordable alternatives to meet the demand for small sum short-term credit – including CDFIs and credit unions.… Continue reading
Malcolm Brown – Director of Mission and Public Affairs for the Church of England, examines the church’s support for credit unions and views on the financial sector.
A new report has found that a credit union payday loan product could break even in the long-term and has proved very popular. London Mutual Credit Union has piloted the use of a payday loan product, funded through the Barclays Community Finance Fund and Friends Provident Foundation. Continue reading