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The lending industry in the UK is very fluid and we try to help our customers keep up to date with it by posting some light news stories when they come across our bow.

Saturday, 18 January 2020 13:22

Banks worse than payday loans for charges

The Payday loan industry comes in for its fair share of stick from financial do- gooders and hypocrites. Sometimes rightly, but most of the time unnecessarily. Take this week for instance, everybody from the FCA to certain financial charities, have slammed payday loan providers for their ‘lack of empathy and understanding’ when it comes to customers applying for their loan products. They believe that customers to these firms are charged…
Thursday, 11 April 2019 14:46

When Regulation Is A Bad Thing

It is the general consensus that regulation is there to protect the consumer and stop businesses and organisations running riot. Do we see it that way? We're of a different mindset when it comes to regulatory bodies and rules; however - we think regulation is a bad thing as it makes people forget their own mind and make careless choices. Let's use the payday loan industry as an example. Repayment…
We take great pride in helping people out when they get into an unpleasant financial situation. For years we have faced the wrath of the mainstream media for offering such loan packages, but let’s be fair, we’ve helped far more people than they (the media) will ever let you know about and have a reputation that is unrivaled in this field. We also take pride in helping people out that…
Thursday, 25 January 2018 05:40

Quick Loans Was Right – Lenders Are Leaving

The lending website Quick Loans said in an article of June 2019 that lenders were about to cease lending to new borrowers if the Financial Conduct Authority didn’t raise the cost of credit cap. The declined to do so and now the first major lender has left. The story can be found here. The site was mocked for its claims but this week has proven to be fully vindicated. The…
Saturday, 25 November 2017 08:59

In the times we live in, it pays to be frugal

In a week where all we have heard is doom and gloom about the cost of living and UK growth being worse than first feared, we think it’s about time that we took a bit of control, so we have come up with a few ways of living frugally – should Armageddon take hold and all our money disappear into the abyss. First and fore-most you need to sit down…
It's one of the old age questions, how much is too much when it comes to spending on your big day? According to research highlighted in the Daily Mail, the average cost of a wedding last year was nearly £17,000. Seventeen thousand pounds! Now that is a lot of money for one day. Over four and a half thousand newly married couples were asked about the cost of their wedding…
Monday, 13 November 2017 13:45

ISAs are not the best option for everyone

We’re always getting asked what the best method is when it comes to putting money away and, in turn, making more money. The truth of the matter is that there are a number of different ways where money can be saved. This can either be with savings accounts, ISAs and pensions – all of which have been available for years. It all depends on what a person’s circumstances are. With…
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 11:53

How to get rich quick

We all joke about it, don’t we? ‘How can we get rich quick?’ We all know that one person who seems to have just had luck and fortune drop into their lap, but are there any real ways to make money, and more importantly, make money fast? We’ll look at some realistic ways in which the everyday you and me could make a bit of cash. We’ll start with the…
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 10:22

Is it Still Worth Saving Money?

The current base rate in the UK, set by the Bank of England, is a mere 0.25%. That’s why interest rates on mortgages have been at historic lows recently. This official rate has been in place since March 2009, and it was only 0.50% before that. But while mortgage payers are rejoicing at the low rates, savers are wondering what they can do to boost the return they’re getting on…
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 12:18

Can a Menu Plan Help Save You Money?

In a word, yes. I’ve tried this and I’ve been amazed at how much smaller our grocery bill has been each week. Every Friday night, I plan the coming week’s meals. I then use that plan to make a shopping list so I can get the groceries on a Saturday morning. This list means I know I will have everything I need, and I’m not tempted to buy stuff ‘just…
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