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Sunday 27 February 2011
Consumer borrowing fell by 6 per cent in 2010, according to the Finance & Leasing Association.
Wednesday 23 February 2011
The leading rate for a personal loan has dropped below the 7% barrier for the first time since June 2008, research showed today.
Saturday 12 February 2011
Debt advice is becoming crucial as more and more people sink into a financial morass. But Coalition cutbacks mean free help – from the likes of Citizens Advice – will become relatively scarce. The charity said last week it is being forced to get rid of 500 advisers. So where does that leave all those people who need help with their debts?
Wednesday 02 February 2011
Mortgage lending closed the year in a depressed state with net lending contracting by £298m in December, as homeowners continued to pay off more debt than providers made new loans, figures from the Bank of England showed.
Sunday 30 January 2011
Saturday 29 January 2011
Britain's debt management industry was the subject of a crackdown yesterday, with 35 companies surrendering licences and a further 15 facing disciplinary action by the Office of Fair Trading.
Wednesday 26 January 2011
Consumers continued to avoid borrowing to fund high street spending during November, but there was a big jump in demand for personal loans, according to the Finance & Leasing Association's latest figures.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Sunday 23 January 2011
Credit card companies regularly give consumers false or misleading information when they call to make a claim under section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, according to new research from Which?.
Saturday 22 January 2011
Monday 17 January 2011
Monday 13 December 2010
More than half of households are struggling to repay credit cards and loans, a Bank of England survey suggested today.
Tuesday 30 November 2010
Consumer borrowing continued to fall in September as people remained cautious about taking on more debt, figures showed today.
Sunday 07 November 2010
A debt-management company, Compensation Professionals Network, has been stripped of its consumer credit licence for making illegal cold calls.
Saturday 30 October 2010
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
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