SOAS University of London

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 Buildings Room: G50

Type of Event: Seminar

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

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