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Responsible Finance: The industry in 2017

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Responsible Finance is the voice of the responsible finance industry in UK. Responsible finance providers play a critical role in supporting local economies across the UK by providing access to credit for businesses, social enterprises and individuals. They support people to fulfil their goals, whether that is to set up or grow a business; build an enterprise for social good; or manage household debt and build up savings

This report demonstrates the impact of the industry’s support for businesses, communities, individuals and social enterprises in 2017. Thousands of jobs created, thousands of businesses created and able to grow, thousands of individuals built savings, often for the first time in their lives. At the same time the industry is working hard to ensure the services it provides evolve to meet changing customer needs with finance provided more quickly, conveniently and efficiently.