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Tackling Financial Exclusion in the UK

  • Santiago Carbó
  • Edward P. M. Gardener
  • Philip Molyneux
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions book series (SBFI)

Abstract

This chapter outlines the various approaches that have been suggested as means to tackling financial exclusion. Eradicating financial exclusion has been a major priority of the UK Government since the mid- 1990’s onwards and is becoming increasingly important throughout Europe and elsewhere. A range of initiatives have been developed. Unlike in the US where policy aimed at dealing with financial exclusion has been mainly through the enactment of various legislation, in the UK the policy response to date has been characterised by Government as ‘facilitator and mediator’, with an emphasis on a partnership approach. In this ‘model’, the banks and the Post Office have a key role to play in helping to overcome financial exclusion. The main features of the various policy approaches taken are discussed in this chapter.

Keywords

Credit Union Building Society Community Bank Financial Service Authority Free Banking 
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© Santiago Carbó, Edward P.M. Gardener and Philip Molyneux 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Santiago Carbó
  • Edward P. M. Gardener
  • Philip Molyneux

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