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Improving the financial health of the nation: ideas for the next Parliament

The United Kingdom leads the world in financial services and yet more than two million adult Britons don’t have a bank account. In the autumn of 2014, the Financial Inclusion Commission came together to find out why, and to put the issue on the political agenda ahead of the General Election. Chris Pond explains what the Commission is calling for from the next government.

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What’s the value of community finance?

The CDFA is just about to launch a new tool, providing a dynamic framework for CDFIs to comprehensively, consistently and clearly report on their social impact. By mapping the value of community finance to all its stakeholders, we can build a stron g compelling case for future investment and support – vital for the sector’s future success.

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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?

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Just Money – Civil Society Action for Community Finance

David Barclay explains how the Just Money campaign has been working with experts (including the CDFA) to develop a proposal for a Community Finance Foundation, endowed through £200 million of fines on banks and payday lenders over the next parliament.

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Celebrating 25 years of helping East Mids entrepreneurs

Neil Millington explains how First Enterprise has transformed its lending and business support over a quarter of a century, and why they’re so proud of one of their clients crowned winner at this year’s Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards

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European Microfinance Conference is heading to Dublin

Booking is now open for the 12th European Microfinance Network conference, taking place on 18th and 19th June in Dublin.

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How do we meet the growing need for affordable credit?

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.   “Meeting the need for affordable credit” makes clear the need for greater policy interventions to grow the affordable […]

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Call to communities looking to strengthen their local economies

Communities across England have the chance to shape their local economies with the launch of an exciting new Community Economic Development (CED) programme.

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Financial Inclusion Commission calls for new Minister for Financial Health

New report sets out vision for financially inclusive Britain and recommends measures to promote sustainability of community finance and for banks and other lenders to work more closely with community finance firms

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Winners announced in the 2015 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards

Outstanding entrepreneurs and community lenders celebrated at national awards for their achievements in creating jobs, services and prosperity in their communities.

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