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.



Ben Hughes

New government = new horizons?

Ben Hughes reflects on the forthcoming election and its implications for our industry. With the three main national parties having an evident commitment to at least some aspects of the work of CDFIs, can we look forward to a time of new hope and opportunity?

What We're Doing

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Supporting our members

The CDFA provides networking, advocacy, funding and expertise for members. Find out more about the benefits of joining.


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Inside Community Finance

Our flagship publication with expert analysis of the activities and impacts of alternative community lenders

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A new vision for community finance

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.