A new group has been set up to help combat household debt problems in South Leeds. For our last article marking National Debt Awareness Week we are highlighting the work of a new group in the area. The South Leeds Debt Forum is an informal network for advice workers
As part of our series of articles for National Debt Awareness Week, we look at a low cost alternative to pay day loans and overdrafts. The Middleton Branch of the Leeds City Credit Union, located at the St George’s Centre, has been open since September and has made a
People across Leeds are being reminded that high-cost ‘payday’ lenders are not the place to go for extra money this Christmas – alternative lenders are available, offering a more affordable, ethical option. As part of the ‘Take a Stand’ campaign against high-cost lenders Leeds City Council is supporting the
There is a conference taking place today in Leeds to look at what can be done about high cost lending. The figures are stark, if Leeds residents borrowed money at normal bank rates of interest, collectively we would save £60m. That’s £60m that can be spent on food, clothing
South Leeds Life launches a new campaign this week as we do our bit to help people facing low wages, benefits cuts and high interest lenders. We don’t pretend to have a magic wand or even all the answers, but we know people who have some of the answers.
Leeds City Council’s Inner South Area Committee is to meet next Wednesday (4th September 2013) and on its agenda is a detailed report on the impact of welfare reforms in the area. The government’s welfare reform programme has included the introduction of limits to Housing Benefit – the so-called
We’ve received the following warning about an internet financial loan company called Financial Solutions Ltd. They are taking large amounts of money up front from families to cover credits checks, solicitors fees etc and then not providing the loan. One family in Leeds has so far paid £510.00 in