Building Financial Resilience

Do Credit and Finance Schemes Serve or Impoverish Vulnerable People?

  • Jerry Buckland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Jerry Buckland
    Pages 1-10
  3. Jerry Buckland
    Pages 109-147
  4. Jerry Buckland
    Pages 229-238
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-270

About this book


This book examines how credit and finance schemes affect the financial lives of vulnerable people around the world. These schemes include payday lending, matched savings, and financial literacy in the Global North, and micro-credit and mobile banking in the Global South. Buckland sets these schemes within the context of financialization and seeks to identify strengths, weaknesses, and ways to enhance the well-being of vulnerable people. This book’s coverage of a wide range of financial products and geographic regions makes for a unique and innovative perspective on this topic. It presents a balanced critique of credit and finance schemes under the assumption that reform is the most practical means to improve human well-being.


Global north Global south credit and finance schemes financialization Global capital Microfinance Mobile banking payday lending matched savings financial literacy micro-credit

Authors and affiliations

  • Jerry Buckland
    • 1
  1. 1.International Development StudiesMenno Simons College, Canadian Mennonite University, & University of Winnipeg affiliateWinnipeg, MBCanada

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