When the Covid-19 pandemic hit we knew the impact on our clients would be serious, but we were unsure of the different ways in which they would be affected. We also lost our primary route to engaging with our clients, by closing our branches and moving to more remote services. We commissioned Shift to gain […]
Fair Finance CEO Faisel Rahman receives honorary fellowship from Social Enterprise UK for his contribution to supporting the social enterprise movement
Faisel Rahman has been recognised for his outstanding work in shaping, guiding and championing the UK’s social enterprise sector by being awarded an honorary fellowship from Social Enterprise UK, the trade body for the sector. Social enterprises are businesses which trade for a social or environmental purpose, reinvesting the majority of their profits to further […]
“Fair Finance CEO speaks at the annual Glasgow Caledonian University GCPH lecture” The Glasgow Centre for Population Health generates insights and evidence and supports new approaches to improve health and tackle inequality. They hold an annual lecture series and this year invited Fair Finance’s founder and CEO to speak on financial exclusion. In this lecture, […]
Fair Finance, with the support of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, begins a major project looking to strengthen the financial resilience of low income communities in London
Nearly 13m people across the country would be pushed into financial difficulty with an unexpected bill. Rising living costs and increasing job insecurity for low income families makes this an increasingly challenging issue nationally but also for the 2m, mostly working, people living in poverty in London Fair Finance is a London based social business […]
We’re happy to announce that Fair Personal loans has been profiled as an alternative to high cost credit as part of The Sun’s “Stop the Credit Rip Off” campaign. The Sun’s campaign “has been successful in calling for a cap on the total cost of high-cost credit charged by big, well-known providers that can be […]
Fair Finance wins the Citi Micro-entrepreneurship Award for Outstanding Customer Service at the annual Responsible Finance Conference 2017 Social business Fair Finance announced today that it had been named winner of Citi Micro-entrepreneurship Award for Outstanding Customer Service for 2017. Fair Finance works to tackle financial exclusion in the UK, for businesses and individuals and […]
While microfinance is well known in Africa, Asia and Latin America, over the last 15 years it has grown across Europe, helping to fill the gap for people who remain unbanked and/or excluded from mainstream finance. In 2014 alone over 390,000 businesses were supported and over EUR1.5bn of funding advanced to create nearly 250,000 jobs […]
Fair Finance Managing Director, Faisel Rahman, writes about the impact of price cap on payday lending and that we need much more innovative ideas to build viable alternatives. Read his piece here in the Guardian for more information.
Fair Finance’s CEO Faisel Rahman has written an article in The Guardian. Faisel Rahman questions how far the FCA’s cap on credit will go in helping consumers and stopping the practice of predatory lending. Click here to read the full article by Faisel Rahman Managing Director.
Fair Finance responds to FCA consultation on High Cost Credit This response is to the Proposals for a price cap on high-cost short-term credit (CP14/10) on behalf of Fair Finance. Fair Finance is a social business based in London. We offer a range of financial products and services designed to meet the needs of people […]