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Planning for death could prevent a lot of debt

Wth the average cost of a funeral hitting £3,500 in London, people are getting themselves into needless debt just to see off a loved one, says Faisel Rahman. Read the rest by Faisel Rahman of Fair Finance in The Guardian

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Managing Director of Fair Finance, Faisel Rahman, has a fairer way for low-income families to borrow money

The Canary Wharf offices of international law firm Clifford Chance are more used to playing host to the signing ceremonies of multi-billion pound mergers and capital raisings by Britain’s biggest companies. Read more By Harry Wilson of The Financial Times

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Fair Finance signs first commercial microfinance deal in Western Europe

Fair Finance signs a £2m financing deal with Societe Generale, Santander and BNP Paribas Click here to read more.

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How to do good

There’s no shame in making money from good causes: Josh Spero on the arrival of ‘impact investing’, a third way between soft philanthropy and hard-nosed profiteering Click here to read more

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Severely indebted people need the human touch

Rebuilding people’s credit ratings is not easy with bank lending at a standstill and unemployment rising, Read the rest by Faisel Rahman of Fair Finance in The Guardian

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Fair Finance MD speaking at The Big Rethink

Economist Conference March 3rd on how he set up @fairfinance <http://twitter.com/fairfinance>  innovation <http://twitter.com/bigrethink

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A debt advice levy on the finance industry is needed now more than ever

Debt advice saves lenders money, so it makes social and business sense for them to contribute to funding it. Read the rest by Faisel Rahman of Fair Finance in The Guardian

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Microcredit: Borrowing freely

What’s gone wrong with microcredit? asked Brian Keeley on this blog last month, in response to the growing furore in India and Bangladesh surrounding the activities of micro finance institution. Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank are under attack from politicians in Bangladesh. In turn, Professor Yunus has become more vocal in his criticism of […]

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Choosing a high-interest loan is a price worth paying

As government support for financial inclusion is due to end in April, campaigners, politicians and practitioners have been examining how to stop or replace high-cost credit. Read the rest by Faisel Rahman of Fair Finance in The Guardian

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High-cost lenders are cashing in on spending review cuts

The spending review did nothing to protect public sector workers facing redundancy from high-cost lenders, who spot a business opportunity Read the rest by Faisel Rahaman of Fair Finance in The Guardian

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