The average UK wedding in 2017 costs £27k. Is it too much to spend on one day or is it unrealistic to think you can do it for cheaper? (more on wedding costs…)
Kids off to uni soon? Get ready to have your income checked as part of the student finance assessment – and then cough up any shortfall, says our guest, Martin Lewis
Millions of households in the UK are worried about their finances. But what can be done to change this? (more on Budget 2017…)
Spending beyond your means could see you learning to live on a budget the hard way, so do you know how to avoid the usual money traps and pitfalls to prevent that?
(more on budgeting at uni…)
After a near two-year-long probe into the banking sector, the Competition and Markets Authority has today published its proposals to shake up banking. But will it be enough?
From cash to contract hire, there’s more than one way to buy a new car. Some methods even give you the chance to have a new car every few years, but which option is right for you?
Some lenders have adopted new rules that make it harder for older people to get a mortgage. Many are also struggling to get credit cards and loans too, even when their finances are in order. What about you?
Two cheers for the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) today as it confirms that it has referred the payday loan sector to the Competition Commission. Better late than never.
In March the Office of Fair Trading announced that the 50 biggest payday lenders had 12 weeks to change their business practices. Today marks the 12-week deadline – have payday lenders improved?
When you’re young it’s easy to assume that, eventually, you’ll get a job and earn good money. But new research has found that instead, high debt and reliance on parents is becoming the new ‘normal’.
Given her history, Kerry Katona seems an odd choice to front a marketing campaign for a payday loans company. And it seems the advertising watchdog agrees, as it has deemed the Cash Lady TV ads ‘irresponsible’.
Student loans and grants will only rise by 1% in 2014/15 – less than the rate of inflation. But our research shows some students are struggling with living costs – so how can students make their money go further?
The OFT’s review of payday loan companies uncovered evidence of widespread irresponsible lending. The OFT’s David Fisher explains why it has given 50 payday lenders 12 weeks to change their business practices.
High-cost credit often grabs headlines, but many mainstream lenders also have products designed to cash-in on peoples’ mistakes and desperation. The new regulator must clamp down on irresponsible lending.