Loans

New rules for payday lenders slammed by consumer groups

Friday, 27 July 2012 | News

Payday lenders have signed up to new rules that aim to protect vulnerable borrowers taking out short-term loans.

Banks mis-selling insurance again

Friday, 29 June 2012 | News

The City regulator says it has found "serious failings" in the way the big four sold specialist loan insurance to small businesses.

Can you save more by using credit unions?

Monday, 11 November 2013 | Article

Savers and borrowers in the UK are getting a raw deal from high street banks.

Is social lending safe and does it make sense?

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 | Question and Answer

Investments such as these should be considered niche and are rarely suitable for the novice investor.

Payday loans industry needs shake-up

Wednesday, 07 March 2012 | News

Vulnerable people are increasingly relying on commercial debt management companies and payday loans and the government needs to take action to ensure this industry is better regulated, says the report by the Business,...

Why we're being mugged in the credit market

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 | Article

The Libyan people didn't need any help from our government in killing their reviled leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. They just did it themselves. There you go, Cameron - the Big Society in action.

OFT launches investigation into payday lending

Friday, 24 February 2012 | News

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced that it will be investigating payday lenders due to fears firms may by taking advantage of people in financial difficulty.

Wonga backs down over student row

Thursday, 12 January 2012 | News

Payday loan company Wonga has stopped promoting short-term loans for students, following criticism from the National Union for Students (NUS).

Loan rates at lowest level in four years

Thursday, 05 January 2012 | News

Interest rates on personal loans have dropped to their lowest levels in four years giving some light relief to borrowers.

Payday loans: a helping hand or a deal with the devil?

Tuesday, 15 November 2011 | Article

Drop "payday loan" into conversation and most people immediately start tutting. But are all payday loans bad?