NatWest is taking a stand against payday loan brokers

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A current account for kids? That’s what the Nationwide Building Society has launched today. But before you raise your hands in horror, consider the benefits, for there are some.

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The first payday loan shop especially for children opens in Finsbury Park in north London on Monday. The store, which offers kids advances on their pocket money at rates as low as 5,000 per cent APR, says it hopes to attract young people from across the capital to take advantage of its wide range of credit products.

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House buyers can take their pick of more than 3,500 home loans, the most available since the financial crisis

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You should ignore the headline offers and trickery and work out the total cost of borrowing under different deals

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The BBA warns that eight million people are vulnerable to “vishing” or voice phishing - when crooks claim to be calling from a bank - while four million might transfer money into another supposed “safe” account if instructed

Crooks posing as banks set to trick millions out of their savings

Millions are at risk from fraudsters posing as banks, worrying new research shows. The British Bankers’ Association tested what the response would be to typical fraudster activities. The results are alarming, with many of us looking like easy victims.

Borrowers warned about Barclaycard free wine gimmick

Credit card borrowers have been warned to beware of gimmicks after Barclaycard launched a free wine offer.

Payday loan rules still too weak, say charities

Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) proposals that the £2.8bn payday loan industry should be forced to sign up to an officially recognised price comparison site were criticised yesterday for not going far enough.

Wonga has agreed to change its lending practices

More must be done to help the people desperate for short-term cash

Britain’s biggest payday lender, Wonga, has had a disastrous few days. First it announced a catastrophic 53 per cent fall in profits, mainly due to the costs involved in this summer’s fake legal letters scandal.

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RBS is under the spotlight again

RBS admitted it was wrong, but still won’t compensate

Many months ago I wrote about a debt charity that was put at risk by the actions – or lack of action – of the Royal Bank of Scotland. Derby-based Direct Help and Advice accused RBS of costing it at least £150,000 by mis-selling an interest rate hedging product.

The Church of England has finally severed its financial ties with Wonga

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Britain’s biggest payday lender, Wonga, has had a disastrous week. First it announced a catastrophic 53 per cent fall in profits, mainly due to the costs involved in the the fake legal letters scandal which blew up this summer.

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'Some are still falling far short of responsible lending'

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