Today saw the launch of the Leeds Money Information Centre (MIC). This is part of the Take A Stand campaign. MIC does not offer loans or financial advice but will point people to the Leeds Credit Union if they need a loan or will give contact details of all debt agencies in Leeds if people need debt advice.
As a Council Leeds is keen to give support to the public about the dangers of high cost lending. Working alongside key partners we have established the “Take A Stand” campaign which encourages stakeholders and businesses to make Leeds a high cost lending free zone. We have also created the Money Information Centre website which helps educate the public about high cost lending and where they can gain access to affordable loans and money advice.
The MIC website brings together all the alternatives in an easy to understand and accessible manner and provides signposting to better money advice and information about benefits, debt, loans and savings, affordable credit and household budgeting.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org