Debt Hacker recognised at Sheila McKechnie Foundation National Campaigner Awards
Debt Hacker has been recognised at the Sheila McKechnie Foundation National Campaigner Awards 2019.
Each year, the Sheila McKechnie Foundation celebrates the best campaigns and campaigners – whether working locally or nationally, and from individuals and community groups to people working in large organisations. Their interest is in finding those who have made change happen – most effectively, creatively and courageously.
The Debt Hacker campaign was awarded as “One to watch” in the Best Consumer Campaign category, which aims to recognise campaigns that successfully challenge poor or unfair consumer practise, or which successfully promote or strengthen consumer rights and protection.
Here’s what they had to say about Debt Hacker:
“Debt Hacker wants to stop payday lenders, and others, profiting from the exploitation of people on the breadline. The campaign has already helped people make over £1.7million in claims, as well as talk openly about debt problems and associated feelings of stigma. Over 15,000 supporters have called for the Financial Conduct Authority to properly enforce their rules to unaffordable lending.”