Just Finance Foundation works locally and nationally through churches and other community groups, to increase the supply of fair and affordable finance and to empower poor and low-income consumers by building their financial capability.
We train volunteers so that they can run budgeting courses, encourage saving, and help people take control of their money. Through our local networks, we promote and support credit unions and other community finance providers as we work to improve access to free debt advice.
JFF is now establishing networks in Liverpool, London, Newcastle, and the West Midlands, bringing together churches, community groups and local organisations.
LifeSavers is an initiative from JFF that gives primary school children the skills and knowledge to manage money wisely and, through savings clubs, the opportunity to start a life-long savings habit.
THE BIG PICTURE
THE BIG PICTURE
Payday loan companies have attracted widespread criticism for making large profits from lending at very high interest rates to people who are financially vulnerable. But, the rise of payday loans is also a symptom of wider problems with our economic and financial system.
Credit and debt issues are not a Biblical side-show, they’re absolutely core to the grand story of the Bible and the Christian faith, starting with Moses and the liberation of the Israelites from debt slavery in Egypt. Engaging on issues of money and debt in our community is not just a good thing to do, it’s a fundamentally Christian thing to do.