Published: 16th Jul 2014

It is easy to forget when we hear about signs of economic recovery that communities across the UK continue to suffer from the long-term impacts of the recession. Whilst there is substantial work taking place nationally and locally to support individuals and businesses, we need to keep the spotlight on those areas in danger of being left behind. This is especially true when it comes to access to financial services with poorer communities suffering most from bank withdrawal of branches and services. The launch of the Community Investment Coalition’s (CIC) Community Banking Charter is an important step forward in ensuring that every adult, household and business has access to a basic package of fair and affordable financial tools to enable them to operate in their daily lives. CDF is proud to be a partner of CIC and to support the charter. With 1.4 million Britons without a basic bank account, seven million using sources of … (To read the full article, subscribe below)