Wednesday, 6 August 2008

OFT launches consultation on Responsible Lending

The Office of Fair Trading has announced the start of a year long project looking at responsibility in lending, and published a scoping paper for consultation. This is available from the OFT from the link below with a deadline for responses of 24th October 2008.

Dood supporters are encouraged to respond to the consultation arguing for the widest possible remit to be given to the project, in order to allow it to investigate and make recommendations on all matters from advertising, through to lending decisions, and decisions concerning recovery action. We will be examining the issues in more detail over the period of the consultation and will issue further news and views on the website in due course.

Friday, 1 August 2008

Responsible Credit Conference 2008

This year's Responsible Credit conference, organised by the European Coalition for Responsible Credit with partners including the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (U.S) and the Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion ('Inclusion') , is now open for bookings on the Inclusion website -

The conference is taking place in London on 13th and 14th November and will attract over 350 delegates from aroud the globe to dicuss the current credit crisis and its impact on consumers. Confirmed speakers already include Martin Wolf, CBE, Chief Economist and Associate Editor, Financial Times; Paul Lewis, BBC Moneybox; and Lindsay Tucker, Director, International Community Relations, Citi together with ECRC Chair, Professor Udo Reifner and NCRC Chief Executive and President, John Taylor.