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Government to sell Northern Rock mortgages: what it means for you

Around 125,000 mortgage and loans customers of Northern Rock will be transferred to Cerberus or TSB Bank

Bag a cheap mortgage deal now, despite interest rate rise delay

Interest rates may not rise until 2017, but mortgage borrowers should still consider securing a cheaper deal now

QuickQuid and Pounds to Pocket to refund £1.7m to 4,000 payday loan borrowers

CashEuroNet UK LLC, trading as QuickQuid and Pounds to Pocket, lent some customers more than they could afford to repay

Credit card competition 'working fairly well', but watchdog concerned by long-term debt

The Financial Conduct Authority says more could be done to help struggling borrowers with credit card debt

Payday lender Dollar to refund over £15m to 147,000 borrowers

Dollar, trading as The Money Shop, Payday UK, Payday Express and Ladder Loans, lent many more than they could afford

Guest Comment: How Sheffield City Council is supporting payday loan alternatives

Sheffield City Council has supported the setup of a not-for-profit organisation tackling unfair access to finance

Erudio customer? Here's what you need to know about paying off your loan

Worried former graduates with Erudio loans have raised questions about when it's wiped and the impact on credit files

Cheapest EVER borrowing: what credit crunch?

The credit crunch is well and truly dead and buried and providers are pricing long-term debt cheaper than ever before

Bankruptcy threshold increases from £750 to £5,000

People with low levels of debt will now be able to avoid bankruptcy as the threshold's risen from £750 to £5,000

Payday loan ads could be banned from kids' TV

The advertising watchdog has launched a consultation on whether to restrict when payday loan adverts are broadcast on TV

PPI warning! Anti-consumer claims time-bar revealed

The regulator is consulting on putting a deadline on PPI mis-selling victims reclaiming their cash

New hot bank switching deals - free £150, free £100 + 5%, free £125 + £5/mth 

The bank account free cash price war just got hotter. Free money and up to 5% interest, better service, 0% overdrafts