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Payday lenders must comply with new rules from today

1 April 2014

The FCA promises 'tough and decisive action' against payday lenders that do not follow its strict new rules

Furniture firms promise change after OFT ‘sale’ price probe

21 March 2014

Five furniture and carpet retailers have agreed to change their pricing practices following an investigation

Lenders to repay £149m after paperwork blunders discovered

20 March 2014

Nearly half a million personal loan and credit card customers are in line for a windfall after lender paperwork errors

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12 March 2014

Payday lenders face debt collection probe

The way payday lenders collect debts and deal with borrowers who owe them money will come under the spotlight next month

28 February 2014

Payday loan firms face legal crackdown from April

Payday lenders will have to ensure customers can afford loans and face having misleading ads banned under new FCA rules

26 February 2014

Google axes ads for London congestion charge copycats

Google has removed ads linking to unofficial London congestion charge sites after motorists were stung by extra charges

24 February 2014

Hidden pension costs must be revealed, Government says

Pensions Minister Steve Webb says it's crucial employers' defined contribution pension schemes are transparent

4 February 2014

Raspberry Ketone Fresh: Avoid costly diet pill ads shown on Facebook

Dieters should avoid trials from Raspberry Ketone Fresh, after customers had payments of over £150 taken unexpectedly

31 January 2014

More hotel room discounts on the way after competition probe

Hotels and online travel agents in the UK will have more freedom to discount rooms following an OFT investigation

30 January 2014

Games firms told to clean up their act over costly kids' apps

The Office of Fair Trading has told games producers they've got until 1 April to comply with new rules published today

28 January 2014

Facebook pulls HotCrazyDeal ads after users lose money

Facebook has pulled ads for deals site HotCrazyDeal after users complained they lost money

16 January 2014

Apple to refund US kids' iPad and iPhone app cash – but what about UK families?

US iPad and iPhone users whose kids ran up bills making in-app game purchases will get their money back from Apple

17 December 2013

Car insurance premiums too high, competition watchdog says

Car insurance premiums are too high and should be cut through a number of 'far-reaching reforms', the CC says

5 November 2013

Payday lenders slammed at Select Committee

Martin joined other consumer groups, regulators and payday loan firms at a Select Committee hearing into the industry

26 September 2013

App games which tempt kids to spend cash face crackdown

Games firms shouldn't pressure children into spending money while playing games on phones or tablets, the OFT says

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