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Financial services

Pushing for fairer access to financial services

The problem

People with convictions can often face barriers in financial services as a direct result of their criminal record, particularly with insurance, mortgages and in some cases, bank accounts.

What we're doing

Our work mainly focuses on insurance and bank accounts.

In 2014, we completed a 9-year long project to develop access to basic bank account services for people in prison before release.

In early 2013, we undertook research into the role of credit unions.

In 2012, we secured reforms to insurance disclosure law.

In 2010, we published a report, Time is Money.

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12 million people have criminal records in the UK. We need your help to help them.

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