Blog 2016-12-15T13:35:34+00:00

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Reshaping Financial Support – Local Authority Scoping Exercise

We are delighted to announce that CfRC has been commissioned by the Local Government Association to help scope out potential improvements to financial support for low income households, and suggest possible trials of new approaches in 2018/19. The research will involve working closely with up to ten local authorities between now and the end of [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Current Projects, Supporting Financially Healthy Lives & Communities|0 Comments

Redesigning Financial Services and Support | NEW Conference 25th April, London

The financial services market is changing. Open Banking, developments in the use of Artificial Intelligence, and the creation of new payment platforms and FinTech applications pose both opportunities and threats for low to middle income households. Opportunities: to provide more targeted services and products tailored to meet their immediate and longer term needs. Threats: that vulnerable [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Evaluating the Financial Health Fellowship Programme

The Centre for Responsible Credit is externally evaluating the Financial Health Fellowship Programme, which has been delivered over the past six months by the Finance Innovation Lab in partnership with Toynbee Hall.  Undertaking the evaluation has involved directly observing several activities, including monthly sessions, one of the leadership retreats, and the pitch practice and recent [...]

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Supporting Financially Healthy Lives & Communities|0 Comments

It’s time to stop and think about rent and Council Tax data sharing

At the end of September the Financial Inclusion Commission published a report by Policy in Practice claiming that the incorporation of rent payment data into the credit referencing system would improve access for tenants to lower cost credit.  And tomorrow, the House of Lords is set to discuss a Bill put down by the Crossbencher, [...]

By | November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|1 Comment