Cards & loans

Up to 2m people to get card protection compensation

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 | News

Up to two million credit card users who bought a card security product called Card Protection, Sentinel or Safe and Secure Plus may be entitled to compensation.

24% of Brits have inherited a £1,500 debt after bereavement

Thursday, 22 January 2015 | News

Some 24% of people in the UK have been landed with a debt of £1,450 within a week of the death of a loved one.

Debt relief and bankruptcy rules to change

Thursday, 19 March 2015 | News

Financially vulnerable people will find it easier to access debt relief under plans announced by the government today.

Brits got savvy in Christmas 2014

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 | News

There was no great spike in credit card spending in November, despite the Black Friday shopping frenzy taking place during the month.

One in six Brits hides a secret debt from their partner

Thursday, 08 January 2015 | News

While it's often said the best relationships are built on trust, it seems some Brits are reluctant to reveal the state of their finances to their loved ones.

Six million Brits set to struggle with money in January

Monday, 05 January 2015 | News

Over six million people are set to struggle with their finances in January as a result of excessive Christmas spending, a leading debt charity has warned.

A third of us find mistakes on our credit report

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | News

More than a third of British consumers who checked their credit report in the last two years have discovered mistakes, new research has found.

400 kids have taken out a payday loan

Thursday, 11 December 2014 | News

Some 433 children aged 12 to 18 have been able to take out a payday loan and 402 a store card, according to Action for Children.

24% struggling to meet credit card payments

Thursday, 11 December 2014 | News

One in five (19%) credit card customers made only the minimum payment in October, while 5% made no payment at all, new research has found.

FCA to combat credit brokers

Monday, 01 December 2014 | News

New rules that aim to protect borrowers from unscrupulous credit brokers will come into force from next year amid concerns over poor practice in the industry, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced.