FCA to 'take out' rogue payday loan outfits

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will "take out" payday lenders who do not obey strict operating rules, it has said.

Loans | 01 Apr 2014

Product launches of the week

Lloyds Bank launches a balance transfer card and a mortgage cashback scheme; Metro Bank announces a loan for postgraduates; two smartphone apps make it easier to invest on the go.

Credit Cards | 28 Mar 2014

Product launches of the week

Skipton Building Society launches new ISA range; M&S expands pet insurance offering; Three announces new tariffs.

Savings | 21 Mar 2014

Payday lenders face fresh probe over debt collection methods

The Financial Conduct Authority is to carry out an in-depth review of the way payday lenders treat struggling customers when it takes over regulation of the sector on 1 April.

Loans | 12 Mar 2014

Cost of borrowing creeps up as lenders price in 2015 rate rise

The cost of borrowing money has already started to creep up amid mounting speculation of an interest rate rise next year.

Mortgages | 05 Mar 2014

Regulator cracks down on payday lenders with 'tough' new rules

New rules governing how payday lenders and debt management companies treat their customers have been brought in by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today.

Loans | 28 Feb 2014

Poor credit scores cost UK families £3.5bn a year

Poor credit scores are costing British households as much as £3.5bn a year, a report has found.

Credit Cards | 21 Feb 2014
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How competitive are supermarket banks?

Consumers are set to ditch traditional providers and lenders and flock to supermarket banks, according to a report published this week.

Credit Cards & Loans | 11 Feb 2014
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Microbusinesses turn to payday loans for funding as faith in banks declines

A quarter of UK microbusinesses have turned to payday lenders to fund their start-up, up from 16% this time last year, research has found.

Credit Cards | 10 Feb 2014

In the red: Britons have £139bn in unsecured debts

British consumers collectively have nearly £139bn in unsecured debts, according to a report from MoneySuperMarket.

Credit Cards & Loans | 07 Feb 2014

One in five workers have extra job to make ends meet

Nearly one in five UK adults have taken on a second job to cope with the spiralling costs of running a household, research has revealed.

Credit Cards & Loans | 05 Feb 2014

Peer-to-peer lending sector more than doubled in 2013

The UK's peer-to-peer lending sector (P2P) increased by 121% during 2013, new data shows.

Investments | 03 Feb 2014

Cost of dying reaches £7,622

The average cost of dying - including funeral, burial or cremation and estate administration - has risen by 7.1% over the past 12 months and now stands at £7,622, a study claims.

Retirement | 21 Jan 2014

How to clear your Christmas debt

Top tips and essential advice for people suffering from a financial festive hangover.

Credit Cards & Loans | 06 Jan 2014

Tesco Bank cuts rates on personal loans

Tesco Bank has reduced the interest rates on loans between £7,500 and £15,000.

Credit Cards & Loans | 30 Dec 2013

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