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Responsible Finance

Member: Society Free
Since: 12.10.2016
We are the voice of the Responsible Finance industry

Unit 5 Angel Gate, 320 – 326 City Road, EC1V 2PT London, United Kingdom


Responsible Finance is the new name of the Community Development Finance Association (CDFA)

We are the voice of the Responsible Finance industry. We support a strong network of responsible finance providers who are increasing access to fair finance across the UK. At our heart is the idea of bringing social and economic benefits to people, places and businesses.

Our members provide finance to customers not supported by other lenders. They offer a supportive service and treat people fairly. They are professional social enterprises that re-invest profits to help more people and businesses access finance.

What we do
We are the voice of the responsible finance industry working to increase access to fair finance. We support a strong and growing network of finance providers. We do this by:

Representing the responsible finance industry

We lobby and campaign on behalf of our members. We engage with government, investors, regulators and partners to raise the profile of responsible finance and create a more enabling environment. We evidence the impact of responsible finance, promote its benefits for people, places and businesses, and influence policy and practice.

Supporting the responsible finance industry

We deliver a stimulating programme of events and networking opportunities for our members. We provide a range of practical guides and handbooks for responsible finance providers as well as regular news updates and policy briefings. We broker partnerships between our members and private, public and third sector partners and supporters.

Growing the responsible finance industry

We develop funding programmes and form partnerships to enable responsible finance providers to access funds. We innovate new approaches and models for delivering responsible finance. Through our research, policy and networking activities, we attract new support and investment for the responsible finance industry.