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Transparency in banking

The announcement on 17 December 2013, by the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) and the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), to release lending data at a postcode level, marks a significant turning point in the quest for both greater transparency and greater fairness in...

How community investment could rebalance the UK’s local economy

The effects of the financial crisis on local communities The shock waves of the financial crisis are still being felt in our local communities. It is estimated that over four million individuals are borrowing from lenders charging interest rates of between 450% and...