loans

'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.

50 ways to boost your savings income: peer-to-peer lending

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 | Article

Four ways to boost your savings using peer-to-peer.

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?

To be charged for a student loan or not to be charged, that is the question

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

Hamlet’s soliloquy is one I studied during my A-levels, while weighing up whether to go on to study for an English literature or a journalism degree.

PerfectHome to repay millions to 37,000 customers

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 | News

More than £2.1 million will be repaid to 37,000 customers of PerfectHome under a redress scheme approved by the financial regulator.  

Enforce stricter rules on doorstep lenders, urges Citizens Advice

Monday, 19 March 2018 | News

Rules protecting payday lending customers should be extended to cover doorstep lending, a charity has urged.

High student loan interest rates deemed ‘questionable’ by MPs

Sunday, 18 February 2018 | News

The government must consider lowering the high interest rates it charges on student loans, a cross-party group of MPs has said.

Universities slammed for ‘mis-selling’ poor value courses

Friday, 08 December 2017 | News

Universities have been challenged by the National Audit Office (NAO) for potentially mis-selling poor value higher education degrees.

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

Thursday, 23 November 2017 | Article

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.