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Banking blog: Three charities and their experience of loan finance

29 Jul 2015 | Carolyn Sims
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Carolyn Sims, head of banking at Charity Bank, shares useful case studies of charities that have taken out loans to help achieve their missions.


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The long and unhappy saga of the Local Sustainability Fund

Last week the government announced a £20m pot of funding for charities. This sounds like good news, says David Ainsworth, so why are so many in the sector unhappy about the new Local Sustainability Fund?

Banking blog: How to eliminate weak spots in a charitable business plan

Carolyn Sims, head of banking at Charity Bank, runs through six tips that will help your charity plan for the future.

Government can't ask charities to compete for contracts while savaging council spending

The government cannot tell charities they must compete for contracts in a market while slashing the spending power of the only paying customers, local authorities, says Kathy Evans.

Issues surrounding chief executive pay aren't going anywhere soon

While the UK’s charities are by and large being more transparent about pay, the article in today’s Sun proves that the issue isn’t going to just go away, says Rosie Chapman.  

It is grotesque to hear that an executive of an anti-poverty charity demands to be paid fives times the UK median wage.

» The CEO's pay must be set by trustees

The North (image credit: Michael Reeve)

Ian Allsop talks tomatoes and why charities should look north for income growth opportunities under the new Conservative government.

Banking blog: How could loan finance support my organisation?

Carolyn Sims, head of banking at Charity Bank, provides answers to some popular questions on loan finance.

Andrew Hind

As the Conservative government prepares to implement the next stage of its austerity programme, Andrew Hind suggests that the only way to guarantee a strong regulator for the sector is for large charities to pay for it.

John Tate

Polling errors at the general election show that human judgement is still critical in using digital technology, says John Tate.

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