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A little idea...with big results : Saver Plus

by ANZ Banking Group.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : ANZ Bank, 2008Description: 18 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Publication promoting the 'Saver Plus' scheme.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Affordable credit : the way forward. /

by Collard, Sharon | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Kempson, Elaine.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2005Description: vi, 42 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 38-39)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

ANZ/ Brotherhood of St Laurence Saver Plus /

by Toohey, Trish | McCann, Sonia.

Publisher: 2005Description: p.42-44.Notes: August 2005Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Asset based social policy for Australia: from saver plus to a national social policy agenda: report by Social Action and Research division of the Brotherhood of St Laurence for ANZ: draft /

by Bedson, Lois | Scutella, Rosanna.

Publisher: 2005Description: 18p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Not for citation. October 2005Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Australian Microfinance Network : review and questions for discussion. /

by Sheehan, Genevieve | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 15 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2007Availability: (1)

Banking on the margins : promoting a more financially inclusive community : conference proceedings. /

by Sheehan, Genevieve (ed.) | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2003Description: 23 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Conference to mark the 2003 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, held at Federation Square, Melbourne, 16 October 2003. Contents: Executive summary -- Introduction / Nic Frances -- 1. The role of banks in society / John McFarlane -- 2. Why smart banks enter disadvantaged communities / Rob Hunt -- 3. Commercially viable banking for all / Rosalind Copisarow -- Panel discussion / Greg Fisher, Chris Field, Peter Kell and Paul Briggs -- Recommendations for banking on the margins in Australia.Summary: Proceedings of a conference held by the Brotherhood of St Laurence in October 2003, which brought together 150 people from business, government and community groups to address financial issues for low-income earners. Presenters include Rosalind Copisarow; John McFarlane; Rob Hunt; Greg Fisher; Peter Kell; Paul Briggs. ; Proceedings of a conference held by the Brotherhood of St Laurence in October 2003, which brought together 150 people from business, government and community groups to address financial issues for low-income earners. Presenters include Rosalind Copisarow; John McFarlane; Rob Hunt; Greg Fisher; Peter Kell; Paul Briggs. ; Proceedings of a conference held by the Brotherhood of St Laurence in October 2003, which brought together 150 people from business, government and community groups to address financial issues for low-income earners. Presenters include Rosalind Copisarow; John McFarlane; Rob Hunt; Greg Fisher; Peter Kell; Paul Briggs.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Brief overview of Saver Plus program /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 2004Description: 6p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Brotherhood of St Laurence submission : Productivity Commission Consumer Policy Framework. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 6 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Brotherhood welcomes the Productivity Commission’s commitment to effective consumer policy as all Australians have a right to fair and affordable access to basic services. This access helps low income people to be part of Australia’s mainstream society, and for corporate, government and community sectors to all take responsibility for addressing social problems.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Coming to grips with credit contracts : steps to protect vulnerable borrowers

by Sheehan, Genevieve | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Wilson, Therese.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: vi, 25 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Produced with the Griffith University Centre for Consumer Credit and LawSummary: Researchers from the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Griffith University law school sought the views of low-income people about credit regulations, focusing on disclosure and the safety net provisions in the Uniform Consumer Credit Code (UCCC). They found that current pre-contractual disclosure documents did not help participants to understand many of the important terms of the contract, or to know their rights; and accordingly recommended improved regulation to protect this important group of consumersAvailability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Community Development Finance in Australia : a discussion paper. /

by ANZ Banking Group.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited 2004Description: 31 p.Notes: May 2004 Bibliography: p. 31Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Consumer Credit Code review : submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2005 Includes bibliographical references (p. 18)Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Consumer Credit Code review: submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service.

Publisher: 2005Description: 18p.Notes: September 2005 Includes bibliographical references (p. 18)Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Credit crises and the shortcomings of traditional policy responses /

by White, William R | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: OECD Economics Department Working Papers No. 971Summary: "Economic downturns which have their roots in preceding credit excesses and debt overhang have tended historically to be long lasting, whether the financial sector remained healthy or not. There are no good reasons to believe the current global crisis will be any different. Moreover, it is argued in this paper that the policy responses to the crisis to date, both macroeconomic and structural, will not succeed in restoring sustainable growth. Monetary and fiscal stimulus might raise aggregate demand in the short run, but they contribute to higher debt levels which are already working increasingly in the opposite direction. Structural policies intended to maintain pre crisis production patterns, both in the financial and industrial sectors, ignore the unsustainability of those structures in the first place. Alternative policies are needed to meet the G 20's goal of "strong, sustainable and balanced growth". They include more international cooperation between creditor and debtor countries (on both exchange rates and production structures), more recourse to explicit debt restructuring (for both households and sovereigns), and structural polices to raise potential growth and make debts more sustainable. Unfortunately, there remain formidable practical and political obstacles to pursuing such policies. Future debt crises of the current magnitude could be avoided by using monetary, macro prudential and fiscal policies more symmetrically over the business cycle. Relative to past behaviour, this would imply more vigorous resistance to credit financed upswings, and a greater willingness to accept the cleansing effect of minor downswings. Policies to ensure financial stability are important but secondary." -- OECD LibraryAvailability: (1)

Credit debt in low-income families /

by Dearden, Chris | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Goode, Jackie | Whitfield, Grahame | Lynne Cox.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2010 Bibliography : p. 50-51 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This report examines the experiences of credit and debt for low-income families over a twelve month period. It was conducted against the backdrop of the global credit crunch , when a sustained period of readily available credit was followed by recession, increasing unemployment and rising household costs.Availability: (1)

Crediting the poor : tips for providing bank loans. /

by Sheehan, Genevieve.

Publisher: 2004Description: 7 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: October 2004Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

CSR and banks : the role that banks could and should play in addressing financial exclusion /

by Wilson, Therese | Brotherhood of St Laurence. Research and Policy Centre.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Social Inclusion and Corporate Responsibility Workshop Proceedings 21 November 2008Summary: Discusses the problem of financial exclusion in Australia and considers the role that banking corporations could and should play in assisting to address financial exclusion, on the basis of their corporate social responsibilities.Availability: (1)

Designing a life-course savings account : how to help low-to-middle income families save more /

by Dolphin, Tony | Institute for Public Policy Research.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2011 Bibliography pp. 37-38 Appendices pp. 39-46Summary: This paper reports the results of research designed to identify the features of a savings account that would appeal particularly to low-to-middle income families while also being viable for financial service providers. Families in the UK, especially low-to-middle income families - the median family income in 2008/09 was around 26,000 - find it hard to save, other than for short-term events such as Christmas and family birthdays. Among the reasons they give is a belief that the right savings vehicle does not exist for them. Based on workshops with would-be service users and providers, this report identifies the key features of an attractive and feasible 'life-course savings account' and proposes two specific savings products: a Lifetime Bonus Savings Account, aimed at encouraging saving, particularly to help families cope with emergencies, and a Long-term Investment Account, designed to replace the existing cash ISA scheme for savers at a higher level. These kinds of savings products balance rewards for savers against the cost to the public purse.Availability: (1)

Dirty is the new clean : A critique of the World Bank's Strategic Framework for Development and Climate Change /

by Redman, Janet | Institute for Policy Studies | Bast, Elizabeth | Orenstein, Karen.

Publisher: Washington, DC Institute for Policy Studies 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The World Bank's Strategic Framework on Development and Climate Change, a three-year flexible framework for Bank institutions, makes a strong case for urgent action on global warming. It goes so far as to say that climate change will potentially undo development gains made in recent decades in many countries, implying that climate change can trump development, no matter how much money is spent trying to achieve the United Nations' eight poverty-reducing Millennium Development Goals.Availability: (1)

Discovering soul work : my personal journey. 2003 Sambell Oration /

by Copisarow, Rosalind | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2003Description: 15 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: The 21st annual Sambell Oration, Thursday 16 October 2003 at the Melbourne Town Hall.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Escaping the debt trap : experiences of New Zealand families accessing budgeting services /

by Edgar, Nicolette (ed.) | New Zealand. Families Commission | McCardle, Janine.

Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. New Zealand. Families Commission 2009Description: PDF.Other title: New Zealand. Families Commission. Research report ; no. 6/09.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2009Summary: This report identifies factors contributing to New Zealand families being in problem debt, the impacts of such debt, and strategies used to get out of problem debt, including the role of Budgeting Services. This research focused on family members' views on what had led to their problem debt situation, how it affected their family and what could help other families to get out of debt.Availability: (1)

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