Around 1 in 10 people taking out a loan in Britain do so simply to make ends meet. The market for these loans is extremely unfair – and this is not coming from a consumer pressure group but from one of the bigger banks, TSB.
Emotions have been a widely explored research topic during the last couple of decades. In the field of Design, it has been used as a tool to inspire designers to develop products or services that foster human flourishing. The Delft Institute of Positive Design (DIOPD), led by Pieter Desmet and Anna Pohlmeyer, is one of the most prolific research groups in this area. Along with them, I was able to start researching on the emotional impact of saving money.
Kickstarting 2017, nearly 3000 Positive Money supporters voted for what we should do together to make our money and banking system fairer this year. Thank you to everyone who shared their ideas.