Miliband calls for ban on payday loan adverts during children’s TV

Labour leader says children are ‘being used as a tool’ to nag their parents into taking out loans

If you want a mortgage in the future be careful as some lenders won't consider you if you've previously had a payday loan

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If you're looking for a mortgage, make sure your credit history is in good shape, otherwise you could be disappointed, says Chiara Cavaglieri

More banks face payouts over loan blunder

Huge compensation payments by Northern Rock, Co-operative Bank and Barclays could be just the beginning of a loan scandal that could affect many of Britain's banks and building societies.

Carbon credit firms preyed on older people

Firms that "preyed on older people" through carbon credit scams have been closed down. In the last 15 months 19 businesses that persuaded more than 1,500 people to invest £24m in "worthless" carbon credits – or certified emission reductions. (CERs) – have been wound up.

Simon Read: Payday lenders are in denial over targeting advertising at children

You might assume that payday lenders are very thick-skinned, especially given their robust defence of their activities before a committee of MPs this week. But it seems there are some activities with which even they don't like to be linked. Specifically, they took umbrage after being accused of "grooming" children.

Wonga adverts feature puppet pensioners

Payday lenders accused of 'grooming' children with catchy adverts

'These lenders are essentially grooming children to be the next generation of borrowers' says money expert

The Bafta-nominated director Gary Tarn has been brought behind the scenes at Wonga to make the film ‘12 Portraits’

Can ‘Wonga: the movie’ make us love the payday lender?

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.

A million households take out payday loans every month

Payday loans defended by new consumer champion

Head of a City watchdog, Sue Lewis, compares taking a high-interest loan with dining out on her credit card

Logbook loan companies ‘want to get their hands on the cars’

Cars repossessed by lenders 'worse than Wonga'

Logbook loan companies that allow borrowers to secure a loan against a car are more worrying than payday lenders, according to the Financial Conduct Authority's consumer champion.

Peer-to-peer lenders 'will face closure' under new rules

Some peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders may be forced to close as a result of the City watchdog’s tough new regulatory rules.

Investment management: Aberdeen in talks to buy Scottish Widows

Aberdeen Asset Management is in talks to buy Scottish Widows Investment Partnership from Lloyds Banking Group, the part-nationalised lender.

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.

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