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Doorstep moneylending since the 1950s

Sean O'Connell

in Credit and Community: Working-Class Debt in the UK since 1880

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199263318
eISBN:
9780191718793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263318.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explains the success of companies such as Provident Financial and Cattles (both members of the FTSE 250 by the 1990s). Their agents serviced the growing sub-prime sector and ... More


Credit and Community: Working-Class Debt in the UK since 1880

Sean O'Connell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199263318
eISBN:
9780191718793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263318.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines credit in working class communities since 1880, focusing on forms of borrowing that were dependent on personal relationships and social networks. It provides an extended historical ... More


The Intended and Unintended Consequences of the 1898 Bankruptcy Act

Mary Eschelbach Hansen and Bradley A. Hansen

in Bankrupt in America: A History of Debtors, Their Creditors, and the Law in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226679563
eISBN:
9780226679730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679730.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 2 examines the origins and consequences of the 1898 Bankruptcy Act. The authors of the law were business owners who wanted an efficient procedure to deal with the failure of other businesses. ... More


Credit—A Microhistory

Raymond A. Anderson

in Credit Intelligence & Modelling: Many Paths through the Forest of Credit Rating and Scoring

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780192844194
eISBN:
9780191926976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192844194.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Finance

The history of credit from ancient to modern times, parties involved and media used: (1)Ancient world—Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome. Penalties for non-payment were significant, and could result in ... More


Paper Fixes: The Making of Mobile Subjects in Peru’s Migration Industry

Ulla D. Berg

in Mobile Selves: Race, Migration, and Belonging in Peru and the U.S.

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479803460
eISBN:
9781479863778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803460.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes how aspiring migrants navigate the world of document fixers, loan sharks, travel agents, lawyers, and state bureaucrats—including consular staff and U.S. immigration ... More


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