Payday lending

Faith and Finance Fair – Save the Date!

The Faith and Finance Fair, hosted by the University of Bristol, Public Spirit and FaithAction will bring together faith-based and community organisations, researchers and others to share information that can help boost social action and shape local delivery. 11 July 2016, Woburn House Conference Centre, London, WC1H 9HQ

The realism of faith and the fantasies of finance

LUKE BRETHERTON: To be a lender and a borrower is to be situated within economic relations of inter-dependence, cooperation and mutual responsibility. But the modern financial sector refuses to recognize human inter-dependence, seeing societies as a crowd of competitive individuals with no real connection or common life.

The Just Money campaign

SELINA STONE AND TOM CHIGBO: The Just Money Campaign builds on the actions taken by Citizens UK in the aftermath of the financial crash of 2008. In this essay from ‘God and the Moneylenders’, two community organisers involved in the campaign describe its recent activities and its potential for further impact.

George Osborne ‘caves in’ to Lambeth Palace on payday lenders

The Independent claims today that George Osborne’s decision to impose a cap on payday lending costs was taken to avert a parliamentary rebellion led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. It writes: Senior Conservatives were understood to have been fearful of losing a vote on a hostile amendment in the House of Lords on Tuesday which would have set a charge cap of 10 per cent on all short-term … Continued