Churches step up fight for better lending
The first steps towards a national network of churches, communities and credit unions will be unveiled today at a launch, supported by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Task Group on Responsible Lending.
The Church Credit Champions Network (CCCN) aims to create a network of people who will bring together churches, communities and responsible lenders.
The scheme is being piloted in three Church of England Dioceses – Southwark, Liverpool and London.
The members will act as advocates for the community finance providers.
The keynote address will be given by Sir Hector Sants, former Chief Executive of the Financial Services Authority and Head of Compliance and regulatory affairs for Barclays Bank, who convenes the Archbishop’s Task Group.
The event will be chaired by the Bishop of Stepney, the Rt Revd Adrian Newman, who has a long track record in advocating credit unions and who is leading the campaign in the Diocese of London.