Friday, 1 June 2007

UK Credit Options Conference Success

The UK credit options conference organised by Debt on our Doorstep and Citizens Advice Scotland earlier this week was a huge success with over 100 delegates on each of the two days debating the need for further work to ensure access to responsible financial services.

The conference, which featured the first public engagement of the new Scottish Executive's Minister for Communities and Sport, Stewart Maxwell, and which brought together local authorities, debt advice agenices, citizens advice bureaux, academics, banks, lenders, and politicians and policy-makers attracted considerable media attention. A full report of the conference, including a media report will now be pulled together in advance of the European Coalition for Responsible Credit conference in Brussels in September (see for further details).

Discussions at the conference for further action included the development of a sustainable Debt on our Doorstep network in Scotland, of which we hope to bring you more details in the next few weeks, and also preliminary but exciting talks to hold similar events in Belfast and Cardiff.

In the meantime, below is a list of media that featured the conference, demonstrating the impact of events like this not only on taking forwards the debate amongst practitioners, the industry, and policy-makers, but also how they help to raise public awareness of the problems facing UK consumers.

Herald / Society
Press & Journal (mentioned over 2 days)
Glasgow Evening Times
Sunday Mail
Sunday Mirror

BBC Scotland

BBC / Good Morning Scotland
Central FM
Forth FM
Clyde FM
Tay FM
Moray Firth Radio
Talk 107
West Sound

Parliament Today
Third Force News (main magazine of Scottish voluntary sector)
Community Care Magazine

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