BBC seeks positive lending stories

The BBC has asked if any of our borrowers would be like to be featured in a series about the ethical finance. It would be good publicity for the co-op featured, for us, and for the co-op movement generally. If you are interested you need to respond quickly. Filming has already started and will continue to September.

The highly successful BBC series ‘A Matter of Life and Debt’ is returning to our screens this winter and the producers are looking for people to take part.

This uplifting and positive series will highlight the work carried out by Community Development Finance Initiatives (we were the first CDFI), as they help people gain control of their finances or pursue their business dreams.

The producers would love to hear from you if you have:

  • Taken out a loan form us (or another ethical lender) when high street banks could not help you and wish to share your experience.
  • Or are planning to take out a loan soon with the help of a responsible or ethical lender to bring about a positive change in your life.

If you are interested in taking part, please send your contact details and a brief description of your story to the following email: or you can call the production team on 02920 329135.

‘A Matter of Life and Debt’ is produced by Curve Media for the BBC.