Financial Inclusion through Financial Flexibility

Financial inclusion enables people to more easily manage and be in control of their money. It means being able to transfer money easily and securely; being supported and able to save money; engaging in transactions without facing high fees and charges, and accessing credit without fear of excessive and escalating repayments. But the reality for many is quite the opposite – for instance, 1.23 million people in the UK do not have access to a bank account.

With people’s available financial options often restricted by factors such as precarious employment, health conditions, or where they live, it is often those most in need of good financial products and services that are denied access to them. But these problems are not insurmountable – designing early interventions, or new, tailored products to support people can help reduce financial exclusion.

Join Demos and Wagestream at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference as we discuss how innovation can help overcome these problems and ensure that everyone is enabled to move towards greater financial security.

Speakers include:

  • Neil Sherlock CBE (Chair)
  • Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP
  • Archie Chappel – Strategic Affairs Director, Wagestream
  • Sacha Hilhorst – Senior Researcher, Demos
  • Kirsty Good – Head of Campaigns, PR and Social,


Date: Monday 16th September

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Venue: Durley Suite, Bournemouth International Centre

Please note that this event takes place within the secure zone. You will need a conference pass to attend.