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The controversial payday lender Wonga has come under fire ahead of a new film that the company hopes will contradict claims that it exploits vulnerable consumers. Directed by the Bafta-nominated Gary Tarn, 12 Portraits will debut on Monday at a glitzy premier in Soho.

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Exclusive: Regulator to bring in tighter controls on peer-to-peer lending

The City watchdog will today announce a new crackdown on the crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending industry, which is expected to top £1bn by 2016.

Money alert: Credit card companies cut back on cashback

The generous 5 per cent cashback paid out by American Express for the first three months on its fee-free Platinum Cashback Everyday credit card will soon be harder to get for some. The card company will force loyal customers to spend a minimum of £4,250 a year in order to qualify for cashback from next March.

Simon Read: Campaigners tackling high-cost credit problem

Sheffield MP Paul Blomfield launched a "Charter to Stop the Payday Loan Rip-Off" in Parliament this week.

Crack down on overdraft charges, campaigners urge

A campaign has been launched today urging the Government to crack down on all forms of credit and stop banks and plastic card companies – not just payday lenders – ripping off borrowers with excessive charges.

Money Insider: Seek out heroes not zeros for a better credit card deal

Obsession with long-term, 0 per cent balance-transfer deals means that many decent, all-round credit cards get overlooked.

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A radio ad for payday lender Wonga was banned for being irresponsible. It rewrote the words to jaunty Fifties hit Mr Sandman to praise the lender for its simple loans.

Wonga advert ‘not socially responsible,’ says ASA

A radio advert for payday lender Wonga has been banned for being irresponsible.

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