Better and Brighter – Responsible Rent to Own Alternatives

The new report from think tank the Financial Inclusion Centre (FIC) shows that the sector, dominated by firms such as BrightHouse and Perfect Home, has more than doubled in size since the onset of the economic downturn, profiting off the back of struggling families who have very few options when it comes to spreading the costs of more expensive items.  It calls for stricter regulation of the industry to stop some of the worst practices and greater support for fair and affordable alternatives delivered by social lenders, enabling families to save hundreds of pounds by buying up front instead.