Tuesday, 19 December 2006

Dood News Blog

Welcome to the news blog of Debt on our Doorstep - the UK Campaign for fair finance. Debt is increasingly in the news, especially at this time of year, so we thought that we'd make it easier to publish news and views on debt and financial inclusion issues by starting the blog.

In the last month alone we've witnessed the release of the Treasury Select Committee reports into financial inclusion, and on banking the unbanked. Then there's been the Social Market Foundation's discussions on 'responsible credit', the Home Credit Competition Commission report, and most recently a call for greater disclosure of bank lending to deprived communities by the New Economics Foundation. Somewhere in the middle of all that was the BBC's excellent reporting of the bank charges rip off - Bank Robbery - so pressure on the financial services industry has never been so intense.

This level of activity is clearly a good thing, but we need to sustain it throughout the next year. We hope this blog will play its part in keeping people up to date with developments and enable a freer flow of opinion on these issues in 2007.

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