I saw this on Facebook on the group Interfaith worker Justice which I thought was worth sharing here:

Wall Street and City of London bank chiefs will be targeted this week at the launch of a new transatlantic campaign to reinstate historic usury laws restricting the interest rates charged by loan sharks and credit card companies. Hundreds of campaigners will demand a meeting with Royal Bank of Scotland chairman Sir Philip Hampton outside the firm’s Liverpool Street headquarters on Wednesday.

Organised in the UK by London Citizens – an alliance of church groups, unions and voluntary organisations – the campaign accuses banks of propelling hundreds of thousands of people into unsustainable debt by charging excessive interest rates. Initially, campaigners will target banks bailed out by the taxpayer. To read more, see the two articles below.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2009/jul/22/debt-interest-religion-usury

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/jul/19/banking-royal-bank-scotlandgroup