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'Lived Experience is a superpower' to end Financial Exclusion

Updated: Aug 16, 2023

Being financially excluded means that you find it difficult, or impossible, to access products and services like...

🏧 A bank account

💳 affordable credit (possibly pushing you towards inaffordable or illegal lenders)

⚠️ pensions, mortgages, savings products or insurance.

Services that are vital for modern life, and for building a future.

But a shocking 1 in 3 adults in the UK are 'financially vulnerable', and financial exclusion is a big part of that picture. Diverse Ethnic Communities are at much greater risk.


Money A+E CEO Jerry During MBE joined this month's Debt Talk podcast to discuss.


There is hope.

🗣️ We believe that financial products can reach a wider and more diverse audience when their design is informed by lived experience.

Acting on what people from diverse and excluded backgrounds have to say is a clear route to engage underserved communities.

As Jerry says, 'lived experience is a superpower'.

At Money A+E we co-created the Racial Justice Network to bring together those lived experience leaders with the finance sector, with public, private & VSCE sectors, to address financial exclusion together.

Our amazing partners Rooted Finance, Fair4All Finance, ClearView Research, Citizens UK are getting started, with many more in the pipeline.

✍️ Listen to the podcast or drop us a line to find out more - including how your organisation could get involved.

Thank you Debt Talk podcast for having us!


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About Money A+E


Money A+E is an award winning social enterprise that provides money advice & educational services to 

Diverse Ethnic Communities (DEC) 


communities. This is achieved through 1-to-1 advice, workshops, mentoring programmes and bespoke training.  

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