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The strong growth of guarantor loans continues

The popularity of guarantor loans continues to grow but the threat of regulation looms large. What does this mean for the industry in 2020 and beyond?...

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Alex Hartley 11th October, 2020
The 50p is 50 years old. How have our costs changed?

On October 14th the 50p piece turned 50 years old. What could your 50p have bought in 1969? How have household costs changed in that time?...

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Alex Hartley 20th September, 2020
How to Clean up your Credit File

Here's a step-by-step plan for cleaning up your credit file. A clean credit file will help to reduce stress and enable you to get cheaper credit in the future....

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Alex Hartley 31st August, 2020
Albermarle & Bond closes its doors. What next?

Rapidly growing losses have led to the closure of pawnbroker Albermarle & Bond with little if any notice. Where does that leave customers?...

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Alex Hartley 16th August, 2020
Is the PCP deal on your car ripping you off?

PCP is an incredibly popular way to get a new car. But issues are starting to emerge and some finance is actually ripping off customers....

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Alex Hartley 3rd August, 2020
How to deal with your debts if you’ve become long term ill, sick or disabled

If you have debt and have become long term sick or disabled don't worry. There are ways to tackle your debt so that you don't get overwhelmed by it....

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Alex Hartley 12th July, 2020
Is regulation for guarantor loans going to increase?

As guarantor loans have more become popular the number of complaints has risen. Is more regulation required or simply better clarity about how guarantor loans w...

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Alex Hartley 22nd June, 2020
Non-Standard Finance PLC (NSF) report disappointing results

Although NSF's loan book grew by 26% and so too its revenue, a failed bid for Provident Financial and a write down on home credit debt meant a £23m loss....

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Alex Hartley 7th June, 2020
Should You Act As Someone’s Guarantor?

You should never feel under pressure to be someone's guarantor. And before you decide to be one here are some things you should consider....

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Alex Hartley 17th May, 2020
Get cash now without a payday loan

If you need cash now but don't want a payday loan then here are some other ways to get it....

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Alex Hartley 28th April, 2020
You can get out of credit card debt. Here’s how

It's easy to misuse a credit card and quickly get into debt. There are plenty of horror stories, but also stories of success....

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Alex Hartley 12th April, 2020
The Rise of UK Credit Deserts

Is your area becoming a credit desert? The UK has 29 places where people who need credit simply can't get it at affordable rates....

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Alex Hartley 23rd March, 2020