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Should you take advantage of cheap loan rates while they last?

Many mortgage borrowers will have been disheartened to see banks and building societies start to increase their interest rates soon after the Bank of England raised the base rate.

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Eight in 10 drivers miss out on the best car finance deal

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 | News

Less than a fifth (18%) of drivers shop around to find the best deal when purchasing their car on finance, research by AA Cars shows.

Graduates overpay student loans by almost £600 a year

Monday, 09 July 2018 | News

Students are still overpaying their student loans, by £582 on average, as the government works to rectify issue.

'Confusing and misleading' personal loan APRs cost consumers £204 million every year

Thursday, 07 June 2018 | News

Borrowers are being misled by teaser headline rates on personal loans, putting their financial wellbeing in jeopardy.

Complaints about consumer credit rise by 40%

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 | News

Consumers continue to voice more complaints about credit products and services, with the number of complaints rising 40% year-on-year according to arbitration body the Financial Ombudsman Service.

Student loan system absurd and flawed, say MPs

Friday, 11 May 2018 | News

A group of MPs is calling on the government to review the measure of inflation used to calculate interest rates on student loans, describing the current system as “absurd”.

A creative genius preying on the poor

Thursday, 03 May 2018 | Article

Have you ever wondered who came up with those marvellous loan products with fantastically high interest rates?

A quarter of new parents get into debt

Friday, 27 April 2018 | News

Parents are racking up £2,700 in debt as they struggle to make ends meet while on maternity or paternity leave. 

Government targets loan sharks

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 | News

A crackdown on loan sharks will tackle unlawful lending and increase support for victims. 

FCA warns over rising loan scams

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 | News

Borrowers are being urged to be on alert after victims lost £3.5 million to loan scams in 2017. 

Loans: borrow a little extra and you could pay back less

Thursday, 19 April 2018 | News

Consumers taking out a loan could more than half the amount of interest they pay by borrowing just £100 extra, research reveals.