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Department of Development Studies

The UK Remittance Market

Ashley Groom and Leon Isaacs, Developing Markets Associates

Date: 15 January 2014Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 15 January 2014Time: 2:30 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: G50

Type of Event: Seminar

Series: Professional Practice Seminar Series

Increasing attention has been paid to remittances over the past decade, and even more so in the UK after the recent Barclay’s decision to close the bank accounts of a large number of money transfer operators.  The UK remittance market is complex with a broad range of stakeholders. With remittance flows being seen on the one hand as a financial ‘lifeline’ for recipients and a source of potential development finance, and on the other as a conduit for illicit finance , the speakers will give an overview of the UK remittance market, and look at both barriers and potential areas for growth.

Organiser: Dr Anna Lindley

Contact email: al29@soas.ac.uk

Contact Tel: 0207 898 4690