Cards & loans

UK credit card market to be investigated

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | News

The credit card market is to be investigated by its regulator following research that found it isn't working well for all consumers.

Half of Brits don't know about their partner's debts

Monday, 24 November 2014 | News

Some 51% of those in a relationship have been kept in the dark about their partner's loans and overdrafts, a new survey has revealed.

Christmas credit guide: How to manage your festive finances

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 | Article

Worried about how you'll pay for all the festivities? We look at the best and worst ways to avoid an financial hangover.

Ombudsman warns against payday brokers

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 | News

The Financial Ombudsman Service has today reiterated its warning about payday brokering firms that raid people's bank accounts without them knowing.

Payday loans 'service' aimed at children launches

Sunday, 26 October 2014 | News

A payday loans service for children called Pocket Money Loans has launched, targeting kids aged 3+ with loans of up to £20.

UK water companies send "aggressive" debt collection letters

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | News

UK water companies have been sending customers increasingly aggressive debt collection letters in order to get them to pay their bills.

Payday loan costs set to tumble after CMA proposal

Thursday, 09 October 2014 | News

Payday loan costs could soon plummet, if proposals by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) are adopted.

Wonga advert banned for not revealing 5,583% interest rate

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 | News

Payday loans firm Wonga has had an advert banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) because it did not reveal the lender's representative interest rate of 5,583%.

Lloyds launches 33-month 0% balance transfer credit card

Monday, 06 October 2014 | News

Lloyds Bank has today announced its longest ever interest free balance transfer offer of nearly three years as the credit card price war continues.

Wonga to cancel 330,000 customer debts

Thursday, 02 October 2014 | News

Payday loans firm Wonga has announced it will be writing off the debts of 330,000 customers in arrears of more than 30 days.