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Money Saving Expert founder discusses financial exclusion

04 November 2016

Founder and Chair of MoneysavingExpert.com, Martin Lewis OBE gives evidence to the Select Committee on Financial Exclusion alongside Polly Mackenzie, Chief Executive of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute. A second session sees the Committee take evidence from the British Bankers Association and representatives of the community lending sector.

Witnesses

Tuesday 8 November, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 10.40am

  • Martin Lewis OBE, Founder and Chair, MoneySavingExpert.com
  • Polly Mackenzie, Chief Executive, Money and Mental Health Policy Institute

At 11.40am

  • Mark Lynonette, Chief Executive, Association of British Credit Unions Limited
  • Eric Leenders, Managing Director, Retail and Commercial Banking, BBA
  • Faisel Rahman OBE, Chief Executive, Fair Finance

Possible questions

  • How effective is the Government in leading and coordinating efforts to reduce financial exclusion in the UK?
  • What obstacles do people with poor mental health face in accessing financial services – and what can be done to address any obstacles?
  • Are any new initiatives required to improve the delivery of financial education within primary and secondary schools?
  • How can we ensure that financial guidance is available to people at key points in their life – and does the Money Saving Expert website provide any lessons in this regard?
  • How successful has the implementation of basic bank accounts in recent years proved to be, and are banks taking sufficient steps to promote basic bank accounts to appropriate customers?

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