Financial Inclusion Conference 2007

Capability, capacity and co-operation

WEDNESDAY, 28TH NOVEMBER 2007 9.30 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Conference themes:  Capability, capacity and co-operation  - promoting financial inclusion through building financial capability in low income communities and increasing the capacity of third sector financial providers to deliver the products and services people need and want.

Following the successful 2006 Financial Inclusion Conference, the Research Unit for Financial Inclusion is organising its 2007 conference on the themes of capability, capacity and co-operation.  The aim is link research and development in financial capability education with advances in the capacity of third sector financial providers to deliver affordable products and services in partnership with money and debt advice agencies, housing associations, community organisations and others.

The conference aims to inform Government, policy makers, financial providers, advice agencies, academics and organisations working in low income communities of strategic developments in promoting financial inclusion.  It links closely to the Government’s  scaling up strategy for credit unions and community development finance institutions and its development of an action plan to complement the Financial Inclusion: the way forward strategy. 


Welcome address - Angela Brennan, Director, School of Applied Social and Community Studies
Simon Williams, Director of Corporate Affairs and Social Goals at the Co-operative Group
Howard  Gannaway, Research Fellow in Financial Education, National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education (NIACE)
Colin Purtill, Head of Financial Inclusion Team at DWP
Mark Lyonette, Chief Executive,  Association of British Credit Unions and member of Financial Inclusion Task Force
John Rhodes, Head of Financial Capability, Citizens Advice
Linda Jack, Youth Officer,  Financial Services Authority

Panel debate and closing address - Paul A Jones - RUFI


1    Bethia McNeil, Senior Development Officer, The NIACE/NYA Young Adults Learning Partnership, The National Youth Agency - with Linda Jack, Youth Officer - Financial Services Authority on young people and financial inclusion

2    Tina Barnes, Programme Manager - Financial Inclusion Fund, and Claire Brady, Citizens Advice/ABCUL on money advice agencies and credit unions working together 

3.    Paul Jones - on bank accounts and inclusion - how access to banking can be developed to promote financial inclusion - includes an analysis of the introduction of the new credit union current accounts. 

 4    Claire Hogan - Policy Adviser, Social Inclusion and Partnerships Team, Department of Regeneration and Neighbourhoods Knowsley, Merseyside  -  on the Knowsley Financial Inclusion Forum and developing a financial inclusion strategy for the borough .

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