Ripon Ray

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Money & Debt Expert
Location London
Introduction My name: Ripon Ray. I am a consumer, debt and welfare rights specialist. I am a regular contributor to BBC Asian Network and James Cannon's advice and information show on BBC Sussex. I have been on BBC Money Box, BBC London Radio and LBC. I trained the Institute of Money Advisors, Trust for London grants managers, Positive Money campaigners on a number of money and debt related issues. I specialise in debt and universal credit and am a registered money trainer with the Money Advice Trust. My interest in education made me channel my energy on educating members of the public on universal credit by setting up Universal Credit Action Network (UCAN), a campaign and education forum. You can find more on UCAN here:
Interests During the first lockdown in March 2020, I have been fortunate enough to set up It's the only forum in Britain that captured raw experience of British Bangladeshis from the perspective of Bangladeshis for broadcasting and archiving purpose. You can find podcasts, Youtube videos, written journalism of their real life stories during a very difficult time indeed. I am also a graduate and post graduate from the SOAS, University of London. My education was focused on colonial and post colonial India; and most importantly of Bengal. I have been giving a number of history lectures to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Bangladesh. You can find my talks and other materials related to the subject here: