Letter from Fiona 24 March
Written on the 24 March 2021 by Fiona Guthrie
Dear financial counsellors,
For a long, long time now, we've been really worried that we don't give the sector enough information about what we've been doing and also ask for your views or input. And that is the purpose of this letter.
So for the next few weeks, I'm going to trial writing a weekly update that summarises "the week that was", so our sector gets an idea of who we've met within FCA and what has been happening. Welcome to the first edition for the week Monday 8th March Friday 12th March. If it seems useful, then I'll keep doing it.
International Women's Day I was part of a couple of panel discussions around International Women's Day. One was for finder.com. The Finder report "From Pay Gap to Parity" was really interesting. Some things are not surprising but are concerning, for example, women have lower savings and super and are more likely to be in debt. Their survey found though that women are more responsible with money and more credit savvy.
I was also part of a panel discussion with the staff at Choice, where I've had the privilege of being on the board for the past few years. Choice has been a wonderful ally for us in the responsible lending campaign and we work with them closely on lots of policy areas.
Some key meetings
A final word
If you've read this far thanks. I'll be shorter next week.
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