Category - finance

  • 31 Mar 2011

    A New Economics Foundation report says the UK is subverting progress towards a safer financial system, and is a barrier to global efforts for reform.

  • 2 Mar 2011

    Searching questions were raised about banks’ role in society in a new report by a UK-wide church-based research and advocacy group

  • 2 Nov 2010

    Campaigners for the Robin Hood Tax are stepping up efforts to persuade PM David Cameron to raise up to £20 billion from the UK's financial services industry.

  • 2 Nov 2010

    An open letter has been sent to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, ahead of the Anglo-French Summit, by 50 civil society organisations – including Ekklesia – under the banner of the Robin Hood Tax Campaign. It calls for progress towards agreement on an EU wide financial sector tax

  • 4 Apr 2010

    While billions have gone to banks and brokers in bailouts and bonuses, the main parties are competing with each other over how much needs to be lopped off public services in order to reduce national debt and keep the IMF happy.

  • 4 Mar 2010

    Church and fair finance groups are due to meet in Edinburgh to look at what ethical and socially responsible banking and investment can mean for churches and the wider community.

  • 29 Nov 2009

    2,000 people from civil society groups, churches, mosques and synagogues heard a call for the UK to introduce a ceiling on interest rates, after evidence gathered over months of listening to the impact of the financial crisis on ordinary people .

  • 20 Aug 2009

    The Islamic mortgage is actually known as a "Home Purchase Plan". This is intentional and a reflection of the fact that no interest is charged on an Islamic mortgage.

  • 23 Feb 2009

    UK government development secretary Douglas Alexander is set to unveil a British plan for radical reforms to the World Bank, aimed at making it focus on tackling poverty more effectively.

  • 19 Feb 2009

    The global financial crisis may increase social conflict, says the head of the International Labour Office, claiming that civil society groups have an important role in helping those affected to be heard.