Sam Bamert left traditional banking to focus on building a more inclusive finance sector. As her new company Ask If prepares to launch, she talks to New Start about bringing the pieces of the responsible finance jigsaw together ————————————————————————————– On leaving the banking sector. I worked in traditional banking for 19 years and left in 2014 to set up my own business. I became an advisor on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Task Group for Responsible Credit and Savings and was involved in looking at small business lending and the availability of finance. I became aware of the enormous gap that exists in the market for small business finance, for those not served by mainstream banking providers. I’m interested in small business and enterprise – which is the powerhouse of the UK economy – and found it astonishing that for so many people access to finance is a problem. On filling … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

Clare Goff
Clare Goff is editor of New Start magazine