A new study by UK financial expert Tom Keatinge examines the problems UK charities are experiencing with access to financial services for their international operations. U.S. charities face the same kinds of barriers, and a similar study is needed on the problems they face. The Press Release from Demos, which published the study, said the report:
- Reveals challenges NGOs face in securing and transferring funds due to the counter-terrorism regulation fears of banks
- Calls on banks, charities, and government bodies to improve dialogue on resulting financial restrictions and impact on charitable activity
- Critical aid struggling to reach conflict zones such as Syria
The full text of the study can be found here.