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Motorists to get a better deal as watchdog clamps down on comparison sites

24 September 2014

The competition watchdog has banned pricing agreements between comparison sites and car insurers

Payday lender The Money Shop lent thousands too much money

14 July 2014

Over 6,000 borrowers who were lent more than they could afford are to be refunded a combined total of more than £700,000

Wonga to pay £2.6m after threatening borrowers with fake lawyers

25 June 2014

Wonga pressured 45,000 customers into repaying payday loans by sending letters from non-existent law firms chasing debt

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Older News Stories

1 April 2014

Payday lenders must comply with new rules from today

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

21 March 2014

Furniture firms promise change after OFT ‘sale’ price probe

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

20 March 2014

Lenders to repay £149m after paperwork blunders discovered

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

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

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