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Product launches of the week

Competition is heating up in the mortgage market, with a number of lenders cutting their rates.

Mortgages | 17 Oct 2014
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How Brits foot their festive bills

With just 75 days to go until Christmas, new research reveals how Brits are financing the festive season.

Savings | 13 Oct 2014
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Should you already be saving for Christmas?

A third of Brits will start the New Year in debt after an expensive holiday season, according to the Money Advice Service (MAS). Can planning ahead help you avoid the debt trap?

Savings Accounts | 09 Oct 2014
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Wonga writes off 300,000 in-arrears loans after FCA investigation

Wonga has to make immediate ‘significant' changes to its affordability assessments and will write off over 300,000 loans following an investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Credit Cards & Loans | 02 Oct 2014
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Wonga's profits expected to show 40% nose dive

Wonga's 2013 results are expected to show a 40 per cent fall in pre-tax profits from £84.5m to £50m, a report from Sky News has claimed.

Credit Cards & Loans | 26 Sep 2014
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Five ways to improve your credit rating

An unhealthy credit report is a common financial conundrum for many people at some point in their lives. James Benamor of Amigo Loans has five tips to help you remedy the situation.

Credit Cards & Loans | 11 Sep 2014
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FOS issues warning over payday loan broker scams

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has received over 10,000 complaints since the start of the year about payday loan brokers taking money from consumers' accounts without providing a loan.

Credit Cards & Loans | 19 Aug 2014
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Student debt up 14%

The average estimated student debt has increased 14 per cent from last year and now stands at more than £19,000.

Savings | 14 Aug 2014
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Recession drives students to vocational courses

Three quarters of students who have applied to start university this year plan to study a vocational subject like nursing or engineering, according to research from HSBC.

Savings | 11 Aug 2014
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Interest rate rises could leave borrowers facing bankruptcy

Even a small interest rate rise could put the record number of people choosing to deal with debt via individual voluntary arrangements back in danger, accountants warn.

Debt Advice | 29 Jul 2014
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FCA to impose price cap on payday lenders

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed restricting the amount borrowers using payday lenders can be charged in interest and fees, in a move which estimates suggest could cost providers £420m in revenues.

Loans | 15 Jul 2014
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Brits confused by early repayment fees

Less than half of Brits know that banks penalise consumers for repaying personal loans ahead of schedule, according to new research.

Loans | 14 Jul 2014
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Product launches of the week

Ocean Finance enters the credit card business; HSBC offers students a £3,000 interest-free overdraft; A raft of providers increase their NISA rates.

ISAs | 04 Jul 2014
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Banks send Wonga-style legal threats to customers

High street banks are using Wonga-style bullying letters to chase customers for payments.

Current Accounts | 04 Jul 2014
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Police to consider further action against Wonga

The City of London Police is to consider further action against payday loan firm Wonga following its misleading legal letters scandal.

Loans | 30 Jun 2014

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