About

What is Lending Matters? 

Lending Matters is a collaboration of social service agencies, lending companies, community groups and key stakeholders, and was formed to address the issue of unsustainable debt in Dunedin. These groups became concerned with the level of debt in Dunedin, and the ease at which debt could be obtained. The collaboration aims to work with lending companies, community groups, government agencies and any other key stakeholders, in order to make Dunedin a city that prides itself on responsible borrowing and lending.

Vision:

All financial credit provided to Dunedin people is offered, accepted and managed responsibly.

Mission:

A collaboration of individuals, community groups, credit providers and government organisations that collectively tackle the problem of unsustainable debt in Dunedin.

Values:

Good faith

Responsibility

Ethical Practice

Empowerment

Cooperation