Loans crisis for public sector workers as thousands turn to high-interest lender

The number of public sector workers wanting loans from a leading lender has quadrupled in five years.

Quick Loans said eight times more teachers have applied to it this year than in 2011.

Five times more …
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“Irresponsible” payday loans company advertisement spotted in York nightclub

High interest ‘pay-day’ loans targeting students now being advertised at a popular York nightclub have been branded “irresponsible” and “exploitative”.

The YUSU President has also attacked the advertising, urging students  to avoid short term loan companies.

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Teenager killed himself on same day Wonga emptied his bank account to pay his debts

A coroner has called for a change to payday loan rules after a disabled teenager killed himself on the same day Wonga left him penniless after emptying his bank account.

Kane Sparham-Price, 18, …
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Personal Debt Statistics October 2015

Everyday in the UK – Personal Debt

• The population of the UK grew by an estimated 1,223 people a day between 2003 and …
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25% of students have borrowed £350 in payday loans

Some 25% of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the UK owe an average of £342 to payday lenders.

Not only do 25% of students have money owing to payday lenders but a whopping 92.4% incur late …
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How Payday Lenders Have Changed

Payday lenders have been the subject of trenchant criticism since their popularity exploded following the financial crisis. A recent documentary, “Cash in Hand: Payday Loans”, sought to counter this by giving an insider look at the …
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Wonga Fraudster Jailed in Teeside

A Wonga fraudster who devised a scam to swindle payday loan firm Wonga out of money has today been jailed after he was caught discussing the scam on video.

Teesside Crown Court heard Lee …
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UK Debt Statistics August 2015

Personal debt in the UK


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Hull City Council sent bailiffs to homes 3,000 times

Hull City Council sent bailiffs to homes across the city more than 3,000 times last year, new figures show.

Although the figure has fallen, a charity has …
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Cardiff Council bailiff use jumps

Cardiff Council increased its use of bailiffs more than any other local authority in Wales, a financial advice charity has said.

It called in bailiffs 24,000 times to recover debt and arrears in the year …
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