Google bans payday loan ads to protect users from 'harmful financial products'
Payday lenders will no longer be able to advertise on Google from 13 July
12 May 2016
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
4 November 2015
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
26 October 2015
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
23 October 2015
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
8 October 2015
Payday lender Cash Genie to pay £10m redress for 'serious failings'
More than 92,000 customers of payday loan firm, Cash Genie, are due a share of £10m in redress
27 July 2015
Wonga launches new TV ad campaign, which it says won't be shown on kids' TV
Payday lender Wonga is launching a new advertising campaign after ditching its controversial puppet ads
19 May 2015
PPI complaints down, but payday loan gripes soar, says Ombudsman
Complaints about Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) have halved, while those about packaged bank accounts have risen
19 May 2015
Payday lenders are failing customers in arrears
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10 March 2015
Payday lenders must be on comparison sites from next year
Online payday lenders will be forced to publish details of their products on at least one price comparison website
24 February 2015
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