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Access to Banking for People with a Learning Disability

Author: Meike Beckford

This report focuses on how people with a learning disability get access to banking and the problems they have with banks and building societies. More people now need a bank account to spend their money, get their benefits and manage direct payments for their personal budget so access to banking is an extremely important issue for all.

The report builds on previous research to present evidence and stories from Dosh Financial Advocates, documenting their experience of supporting people with a learning disability to access personal bank accounts.

Dosh believes access to banking would be easier for people with a learning disability if there was:

  1. Wider research involving people with learning disabilities 
  2. A guide for banks
  3. Training for banks
  4. Information available in easy read formats
  5. A guide for people with learning disabilities

Dosh have produced a bank guide for people with learning disabilities to accompany the report and are keen for other people and organisations to help them to develop and share information. Please get in touch with them via their website.


The publisher is Dosh Ltd.

Access to Banking for People with a Learning Disability © Dosh Ltd 2014.

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