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Update (24/2/21) Hi Everybody, We just wanted to let you know that our lending panel of 40 direct lenders is now back to full strength. We were down to 2 or 3 lenders in the dark days of last summer but with vaccinations underway and a...

In our 21st century of ever-advancing technological innovation, the advent of the pingtree will have gone largely unnoticed by the vast majority of the general public. Unless they happen to work in finance in general and loans in particular there’s no real need or reason...

With the coronavirus having cut through the world’s population like a hot knife through butter, the fallout has had most Payday Lenders running for the hills while others have simply pulled down the shutters and gone into hibernation for the duration. While no one is...

Credit unions help people borrow or save money at lower interest rates than they would receive through traditional lenders. Credit union loans are often considered to be a much lower cost alternative to payday loans in the UK. First established in the 1940s, these unions...

Revolving credit refers to a credit line category that enables you to have access to a certain amount of money (known as a credit limit). You are able to borrow up to this maximum amount, and once you start to make repayments on this...

  Payday loans are unsecured loans (meaning that there is no security such as a property or vehicle that backs the loan) making it more costly for the borrower. This makes payday loans considerably more expensive than other options available on the market. However, used under the...

In the UK, the payday loans sector is currently worth in the region of £300 million. This valuation is based on the average payday loan amount in the UK being £300 and around 1 million loans taken out in the last year. Payday loans by numbers   Source: https://www.fca.org.uk/data/consumer-credit-high-cost-short-term-credit-lending-data-jan-2019   Is...

Here’s why we believe a broker is best When you type the words ‘bad credit loans uk’ or ‘payday loans’ into your preferred search engine the sheer volume of matches can be somewhat daunting. One of the first things people do is try to sort out...

This post deals predominantly with the UK loan framework but some things are universal………. When life gets tough and things aren’t going our way the last thing we need when trying to arrange a loan is someone trying to steal what little money we may have...

Or: why does my APR  say 5000% when my lender says I repay 40 in every 100 pounds? Who’s right?   Answer: They both are. Doesn’t make much sense right? Unfortunately there’s a lot of confusion around APRs so let us try and make them a bit clearer...