We recognise the importance of partnership and of ensuring that user insight and lived experience are embedded in our design and development processes. The Solutions Collective is an initiative to support the growth of the social lending market in the UK.
Join the conversation on social lending
We are hosting a series of virtual roundtables to help guide the overall approach to social lending across policy, investment, and enterprise. Our aim is to open the floor to a range of topics, including but not limited to the following discussions:
- Flexible finance and revenue participation – how does this work in practice?
Through these conversations we hope to build a better understanding of the gaps, priorities and wider ecosystem that supports social lending. By listening and learning, we hope to help deliver a range of solutions to help improve the existing market offering.
Previous sessions include:
- Guarantees - how can we use government backed guarantees to support more social lending?
- Catalytic capital - can it enable truly innovative social investment?
Take part in our upcoming event: What role can tax relief play in facilitating social lending? taking place on Thursday 22 September at 14.00 - 16.00.
Speakers and topics include:
Why tax is an important lever to scale social lending? - Sarah MacFarlane, Senior Investor Relationships Manager, Big Society Capital
What is it that an investor wants from a tax relief for investment? - James Dickens, Director and Chartered Financial Planner, Grierson Dickens
Government policy and social lending levers – Tess Godley, Senior Policy and Strategy Manager, Big Society Capital
Keep us informed
We would like you, our partners, to shape future sessions by sharing the topics you think are most relevant to developing the Social Lending market.
We actively encourage participation from interested parties, diverse leaders, those with lived experience or those who can add context by sharing the experience of their constituent members.
Please fill out this short form to tell us what is relevant to you, and we will be in touch.
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