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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


Collected Essays: v. 1

Haym Soloveitchik

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113973
eISBN:
9781800341104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113973.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book reflects the author's lifelong interest in the history of halakhah. What stimulated change, and why? What happened when strong forces impinged on halakhic observance and communities had to ... More


The Evolution of Informal Finance in China and Its Prospects

Shuxia Jiang

in Informal Finance in China: American and Chinese Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195380644
eISBN:
9780199869329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380644.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, South and East Asia

This chapter details the evolution of Chinese informal finance, describing the different types of informal finance that have eased constraints posed by the formal financial sector. It discusses why ... More


The Making of a Legend

Francesca Trivellato

in The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691178592
eISBN:
9780691185378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178592.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter discusses Étienne Cleirac's commentary on the first article of the Guidon de la mer (The Standard of the Sea). In brief, he says that the Jews expelled from France invented marine ... More


Owned, loaned, and pawned: the control of property

Cathryn Spence

in Women, Credit, and Debt In Early Modern Scotland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784992538
eISBN:
9781526104182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992538.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter uses as its main source the Annuity Tax Roll for Edinburgh, which lists every landlord, tenant, and property in Edinburgh in 1635. It considers the presence of women in the tax roll both ... More


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