Tag: financial inclusion

London Challenge Poverty Week - Income blog

Pivotal moment as banks, consumer groups, Post Office and LINK join forces to help protect cash services

A landmark agreement has been reached between the major retail banks to share services, ensuring long-term cash availability across the UK

Talk Money Week

Talk Money Week – let’s talk about debt and money

Last week was Talk Money week, a week dedicated to starting a national conversation on everything to do with money. From 12th – 18th November, the Financial Capability Strategy Partnership, a network of employers, charities, government and businesses, hosted a series of events and asked organisations to: encourage people to talk about money showcase their…
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Stepping into my new role

Stepping into my new role as Financial Health Research Manager by Jen Durrant

An introduction by Sian Williams, Director of External Policy and Innovation At Toynbee Hall we believe that we are each the expert on our own lives and experience. Listening to and learning from and with the people we work with in order to influence real systemic change is increasingly at the heart of our vision…
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Financial Health Fellowship: Final Evaluation

Toynbee Hall and The Financial Innovation Lab have revealed the final evaluation of the Financial Health Fellowship, which uncovers the programme’s impact and lessons for the future. Following on from the initial Rapid Assessment we shared last December, the External Evaluator, Damon Gibbons (Director, Centre for Responsible Credit), has published a final evaluation of Financial…
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Michael Sheen at the Redesigning FInancial Services Conference

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) publish high cost credit review

Today sees the publication of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) high cost credit review. Sian Williams, Toynbee Hall’s Director of Policy, said: “At Toynbee Hall we see clients every day who are struggling to buy food, heat their homes or pay their rent because they are overpaying on high-cost credit, with disastrous consequences for their…
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Short Changed – New report calls for a bank account for every young Londoner

London Assembly launch a new report, looking at the financial health of Londoners. Yesterday at City Hall, The London Assembly launched a new report titled Short Changed: the financial health of Londoners which looks at why many Londoners are finding it hard to access quality and affordable financial services despite London being a leading global…
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My Internship at Toynbee Hall

By Chloe Rutland Chloe Rutland shares her thoughts on why her Financial Health Communications and Research Internship has been a useful experience. Did you know that there are still 1.5 million people in the UK without a bank account? Or how difficult it can be to attain a current account with a UK high-street bank,…
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Money worries in the work place – How better financial and mental health support is needed in the workplace

By Sian Williams and Carl Packman Today (Monday 10th October) is World Mental Health Day, a worldwide event which aims to promote education, awareness and advcacy of mental health related issues. To mark this global event, Sian Williams (Head of National Services) and Carl Packman (Research and Good Practice) wrote this blog for the Money…
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