Fair for you, an interest community company that has been providing low budget loans to United Kingdoms lowest class families. Ben Reid, the chairman of the company, believes that the social enterprise is a successful alternative for these families compared to the traditional payday lenders, however they are needing support from the government and investors from the socialist.
Why is it that there is being little done to fight the fact that the the more poor and little money you make, the more you end up paying for everyday household items? Household electronics are the essential items considered needed for families to provide a sustainable life for their families.
A lot has been spoken up about the importance for the financial regulators to start buckling down on the rip-off of the ridiculously high cost credit companies but not limited too payday lenders and some rent-to own programs, and sense people have been soaking up there’s been a slight chance of progress. However, there’s been very little about the few alternatives there are to these. And this is where many agree needs to change, and a recent report has called for a dramatic change when it comes in terms of the low costing credit supplying for the twelve millions of people that are just not qualified or capable to access other forms of credit.
Centre for Responsible Credit recently conducted a report that analyzes the social impact of Fair for You Enterprise CIC,is best alternatives for the lower class communities.
The determination and passion that has been put into this project to help make a difference for the lower classes is beautiful. The Interest company of the community has managed to establish an approachable, online inexpensive loan service that has already allowed around 5,000 families from the United Kingdom lowest class communities to go out and buy essential items for their home through its retailing website.
Angela Clements, the CEO, has an extensive background in the credit union world. She’s manage to build a team of experts that helps match interest rates from credit unions, even while sustaining the initial cost. She has run the tops successful credit unions in the country for many years, but then she realized this was really only a small piece of the puzzle — Just as the commercial lenders must return surpluses to investors, even the credit bureaus face confines to climbing up due to their commitment to the members as well as capital lending limitations.
A report from the CfRC has showed that more than half of their customers feel a lot more stable mentally; almost half of the customers have experienced an improvement in their physical health and about a third of the families has seen a difference in their children’s overall health from the program.
The benefits that come from no longer having to fear that because of the small financial mishap and getting a low-income loan they won’t have to worry about those pesky companies providing rent to own programs coming and taking their cookers or dryers. Other have talked about how it had prevented them from being able to cook for their families and having to buy precooked items in bulk had in the end costed the same amount as they would be paying for a stove or oven.
The advantage of being a social enterprise are tremendous. Being able to operate a enterprise has allowed them to grow their funding from lenders the many generous social investors. They are very fortunate for the four investors that have supported the company sense day one when they had received their lending license.
Fair for You Enterprise CIC, is no means a charity program, it is still a lending business. They make this clear with their customers that they are still required to pay the sum back before they are allowed to take another loan, will collect a debt when needed be; however, they won’t add on extra fees and dues in the process and will still work and take back clients that has been misguided from their payment plan because they know sometimes things happen.
Currently they are different to other lenders, but in this case different is good. Because the difference is what is helping others get the opportunity provide a sustainable life for their families without the fear of financial burden and having it all taken away with one missed payment.