What is responsible lending?

What is responsible lending?

Responsible lending is all about ensuring a borrower is able to repay a loan before offering credit. Responsible lenders also need to be clear and upfront about the cost of borrowing, and extra charges and fees payable. They will usually offer support and great...
Why have payday loans become so popular?

Why have payday loans become so popular?

Despite having suffered some bad press in the past, payday loans are still a popular option for people who need access to quick cash. Research suggests that they are particularly popular with younger borrowers. There are many reasons why people take out short-term...
How to celebrate Father’s Day 2020 on a budget

How to celebrate Father’s Day 2020 on a budget

In the past, a typical father’s day may have included a family day out, a get together with relatives, or a trip to the local pub or restaurant. With the UK sustaining varying coronavirus lockdown restrictions, father’s Day 2020 will be far from typical. Nevertheless,...
Why is APR a bad measurement for payday loans?

Why is APR a bad measurement for payday loans?

Imagine you’re back at school or college and you’re looking for a job for a few weeks over the summer holidays to pay for a holiday. You need to earn £500 but all the jobs advertised are only showing their annual salary, which makes it hard to compare...
Can applying for online loans damage my credit score?

Can applying for online loans damage my credit score?

We are so lucky, as consumers, to have such an in-depth choice when it comes to taking out an online loan. Most borrowers will spend time shopping around until they feel they’ve found a lender that offers the kind of loans they are looking for.  However, it’s...