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Friendly Societies – Financially Excluded

The Association of Friendly Societies is welcoming the Government&#39s report on financial exclusion.


But AFS has blasted the Government for failing to recognise the contribution Friendly Societies have made in this area.


The Association sees the report as a positive commitment to improving access to financial services for those traditionally ignored by financial service providers.


AFS general secretary Marion Poole says: “The irony is that in the drive to widen the availability of financial services to those excluded, the government is relying on the same organisations who have been guilty of ignoring the market.”

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