Sheen to call for finance firm change
FROST/NIXON star Michael Sheen is to speak about finance firms who target vulnerable people at a special event in Glasgow.
The actor founded the End High Cost Credit Alliance, who are trying improve community access to better sources of finance.
He will address the Responsible Finance 18 conference on March 20 at Glasgow City Chambers.
It will see community lenders, banks, government bodies and social investors discuss creating a “fairer” economy.
Sheen said: “The alliance aims to take a collaborative approach to the issues around high-cost credit and to tackling those who unfairly target the most vulnerable in our society.
“They’ll be getting behind organisations, providers and initiatives who seek to improve access to fairer credit and support across communities in the UK.
“Credit is a good thing and can be a really useful tool.
“But when the system is so unfairly designed to target those who can least afford it, we must find ways to step in, present different solutions, show leadership and help those trying so hard to deliver a fairer offer.
“We need stronger alternatives, we need greater public debate, policy and regulation that prioritises fair access and other support when credit isn’t the answer.”
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