Peer-to-peer lenders told to clean up poor practices or face crackdown
The financial regulator has sent a seven-page letter to peer-to-peer lending firms warning them the industry must clean up poor practices or face a "strong and rapid" crackdown
27 September 2019
'I reclaimed over £4,000 for mis-sold payday loans using MSE's tool'
A MoneySaver from Cheshire has claimed back over £4,000 using MoneySavingExpert.com's payday loan reclaiming tool after having her borrowing extended several times without additional checks on whether she could afford it - and she's hoping to get more cash back from other lenders
22 August 2019
Student loan repayment thresholds to rise from next April – what you need to know
Student loan repayment thresholds for most borrowers will rise by hundreds of pounds next April
8 August 2019
'Buy now, pay later' firms banned from backdating interest on money you've already repaid
Firms which offer 'buy now, pay later' deals won't be able to charge backdated interest on money that's already been repaid, under new rules the financial regulator says will come into effect from November
12 June 2019
Student loan interest rates set to drop in September – what you need to know
Student loan interest rates are set to drop in September. Current students from England and Wales will almost certainly see the rate drop from 6.3% to 5.4% - and many former students with outstanding loans will see their rates dip too
17 April 2019
Hurrah! Student loan accounts to be updated weekly
The amount of interest you're paying on your student loan should become clearer, and you should be less likely to overpay, after HMRC and the Student Loans Company started sharing data on a weekly basis.
11 April 2019
Mis-sold customers of Wage Day Advance and Juo Loans won't be given full compensation
Administrators for payday loan providers Wage Day Advance and Juo Loans, which collapsed in February, have admitted that customers who are owed compensation will only receive a "partial payment" for their claims
3 April 2019
Number of Wonga compensation claimants 'four times the figure expected'
The number of people affected could be over 40,000, though initial estimates suggested a figure closer to 10,000
12 March 2019
Study reveals slick tricks payday loan websites use to entice borrowers
New academic research has revealed the tricks of the trade used in the high-cost credit industry
7 March 2019
Cost of buying washing machines, fridges etc via pricey 'rent-to-own' firms to be capped
Vulnerable customers who use rent-to-own firms will not pay more in interest than the cost of the original item from April, as part of new rules announced by the financial regulator today
5 March 2019
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27 September 2021Martin Lewis has AGAIN warned the Government against possible retrospective changes to the terms and conditions of existing student loan contracts. In a new video, the MoneySavingExpert.com founder responds to reports of a possible shake-up to student loans, which could see the earnings threshold you start repaying at cut, costing many £400/yr more.
27 September 2021Energy suppliers Avro Energy and Green have become the latest firms to cease trading, affecting more than 800,000 households. If you're with either firm, your energy supply will continue and credit balances are protected. But DON'T switch now – sit tight and wait until your new supplier has contacted you.
British Gas, E.on and Scottish Power open Warm Home Discount schemes for this winter - how to apply and get £140 off your energy bill27 September 2021Households on a low income and in receipt of certain benefits may be able to get £140 off their energy bill this winter under the Warm Home Discount scheme. It comes as major suppliers, including British Gas, E.on and Scottish Power, have reopened their schemes for 2021/22.
27 September 2021If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights if you're self employed, including what help's there for limited company directors.
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21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
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