Why Britain needs micro lending


Running Time
16m 54s


Faisel Rahman
Founder & Managing Director of Fair Finance


Faisel started his company on an egg credit card. Inspiring talk: Why Britain needs micro lending just as much any other country.

Faisel Rahman has a background in international development focusing on the microfinance sector. In 2000 he joined The Environment Trust in East London, where he developed a peer lending microcredit programme and an innovative and sustainable debt advice service.

His work has helped hundreds of women create businesses and saved many hundred more from eviction. In 2005 he founded Fair Finance, and is currently its Managing Director.

Faisel is a board member of the Debt On Our Doorstep Campaign and European Microfinance Network. He writes a monthly column in the Guardian on financial exclusion.


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