All news stories featuring 'Debt'

New rules to protect people from bailiffs take effect

4 April 2014

Bailiffs are to be banned from entering homes at night and from using physical force against debtors under new laws

Financial regulator to probe credit card market

3 April 2014

The FCA is to scrutinise whether competition in the UK's £150bn credit card market is working well for borrowers

New Scottish bankruptcy law 'will cause misery', debt groups say

16 December 2013

Debt advice groups protest against plans to make bankrupts in Scotland pay off their debts over four years

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25 November 2013

Finally! Government to cap costs of payday loans

George Osborne has today announced a cap on the costs of controversial payday loans

16 October 2013

Welsh schools could get financial education boost

Financial education in Wales will get a boost if a new bill is backed by its National Assembly this evening

19 July 2013

QuickQuid email gaffe: Payday lender admits getting addresses from other firms

Payday lender QuickQuid has admitted it got hold of non-customer details from third parties, following its email blunder

11 July 2013

Warning: Ignore QuickQuid emails demanding non-existent debts

Consumers have been bombarded with emails from QuickQuid about outstanding debt, despite never having taken out a loan

2 July 2013

'Bullying' bank ordered to pay up for harassing customer: Know your rights

Bank of Scotland has been ordered to compensate a customer for harassment after making 547 calls to recover a debt

28 June 2013

Payday loan campaigner Stella Creasy excluded from crunch summit

Avid payday loan campaigner and outspoken critic Stella Creasy has not been invited to attend a crunch summit

24 May 2013

Charity warns of 'bailiff boom' after council tax benefit cuts

Citizens Advice says the number worried about paying council tax has 'rocketed' since Government reforms were introduced

9 April 2013

One in five households 'owe energy firms cash'

The number of families in debt to their energy supplier is rising, says uSwitch

19 March 2013

Payday lender MCO banned after chasing fraud victims for cash

MCO has been stripped of its credit licence after allowing over 7,000 people to become unwitting victims of fraud

27 February 2013

Payday loan crisis calls up 94%

The National Debtline charity took over 20,000 calls for help with payday loans in 2012, up 94% from the previous year

22 February 2013

Dodgy credit firms face OFT crackdown

Unscrupulous credit firms can now have their licenses taken away immediately, under new OFT powers

8 February 2013

Beware the credit card overpayment that isn't an overpayment

Customers who try to overpay on their credit card could find their attempt to clear more of their balance doesn't work

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