We are the voice for providers of fair and affordable finance.
We represent and support a strong national network of CDFIs. They lend to people, businesses and social enterprises across the UK, supporting local jobs, families and economies.
Green, gourmet and graveyard businesses announced as finalists for Microentrepreneur of the Year Award
The shortlist for the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards includes a wealth of booming businesses supported by CDFIs
Finance is reaching deprived neighbourhoods unserved by banks, new CDFA research shows
Niall Alexander considers the implications of an interest rate cap
Affordable credit should be accessible to everyone in every community across the UK, and the CDFA has set out how this vision should be realised - in our new Just Finance report
What We're Doing
Helping our members demonstrate their economic impact
The Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards will promote the great work of CDFIs and microentrepreneurs
The CDFA provides networking, advocacy, funding and expertise for members. Find out more about the benefits of joining.
The CDFA is working with its members, supporting people to turn business ideas into successful businesses.
Our flagship publication with expert analysis of the activities and impacts of alternative community lenders
Access to fair and affordable finance remains a barrier to many. This is a drag on our economy – entrepreneurs are being held back and there is a dearth of community reinvestment.
Unmet demand for finance amongst individuals and organisations that do not qualify for traditional bank funding has reached more than £6billion, according to this latest research.