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- Published: January 1, 2001
Published 2001 (ISBN 1 902488 19 9) Price £9.95
A seminar held on 20th October 1999. The opening speech came from Patricia Hewitt MP, who discussed the problems of financial exclusion and described some of the measures the Government was taking to promote small business start-ups. Ed Mayo of the New Economics Foundation then gave a general account of social banking, explained why it was needed, described some of the community finance initiatives that were already taking place and outlined the further developments that he wished to see. Fred Goodwin of the Royal Bank of Scotland offered a banker’s perspective, stressing the importance of integration, flexibility and focus in developing effective answers to financial exclusion.