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Why won’t my banks lend me money against my mortgage-free home?
One of our experts answers a reader's question.
Households in serious debt to get 60-day breathing space period under new government plans
People struggling with problem debt will get 60 days of “breathing space” from debt collectors and bailiffs to help them get…
Payday loan disputes soar as complaints about financial services hit a five-year high
Complaints about the financial services industry have hit a five-year high, with grievances about payday lenders surging,…
Payday lender slammed for using Brexit food shortage fears to sell loans
Payday lender Peachy has been admonished by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for using "emotional pressure" relating…
Rent-to-own firms face price cap from April but customers could still be charged double the value of the product
The UK financial watchdog is introducing a price cap on rent-to-own firms to protect vulnerable customersMany customers…
Car buyers overcharged by more than £1,000 for loans warns financial watchdog
The UK financial watchdog has warned that car buyers are being overcharged by more than £1,000 when they take out a loan…
Warning for borrowers as average loan rates much higher than advertised 'teaser rates' could cost hundreds of pounds
Borrowers are paying hundreds of pounds extra in loan repayments because they are not getting the advertised rate, new…
How to get out of debt in 2019
Read our guide to seeking free advice and paying off what you owe. Britons bearing the brunt of significant debts…
'Rent-to-own’ price cap planned - but households could still pay DOUBLE the cost of products in fees and interest
Rent-to-own retailers face a price crackdown after the financial watchdog proposed a cap on this type of high-cost lending.
My bank won’t lend me more money because I’m too old
It’s a decade since reader EF’s husband died. He used to sort out all the finances, so she asked her children to help since…