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David Cameron was accused of eroding people's financial privacy as he unveiled plans to expand the use of credit reference agencies to track down welfare cheats.
Use of private financial data attacked as a 'recipe for snooping'
Card providers are beefing up their rates and getting choosy about who they accept, writes Chiara Cavaglieri
How to reduce the likelihood of having a credit card application turned down...What are your rights when your employer decides to cut your hours?
Why a utility firm blocked an effort to assist a sick relative ... The curse of being 'blacklisted' for credit ... The pursuit of compensation for a cancelled flight
Why a good status with lenders can go astray at a new address ... Is it worth continuing to pay PPI? ... A reader wants to stop a bank's persistent cold-calling
Credit cards and loans are harder to come by, but they're not the only way to borrow, says James Daley
Banks are turning to 'customer profiling' to identify high-risk borrowers.