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Our News service is sometimes tongue in cheek but the messages and accuracy are top level. We report on things long before main stream media.

Monday, 21 January 2019 16:50

How did Apple get away with it for so long?

Do you own an Apple item - maybe an iPhone, a Mac computer or an iPad? If you don't, you're in the minority, and chances are if you don't you will know someone who does. Last year Apple market share was just short of 25 per cent of the market - up from the six…
Thursday, 17 January 2019 17:24

Why Debtors Prisons Are The Answer

As most of you will know, debt and bankruptcy are getting out of hand. The more help there is out there, the more debt problems arise. This is why we think debt prisons are again the answer. Now before most of you hit the roof and start phoning your local MP, please give us a…
I was somewhat surprised over the weekend to hear reports that the FCA Chief has now started to make the same arguments on the issue of Mortgage Prisoners that we did back in 2016. I also want to breakdown just how much the FCA have cost UK borrowers and explain why it is time for…
Friday, 11 January 2019 07:38

Beware of Energy Auto-Switching Sites

Auto-switching sites have jumped in popularity recently as people attempt to find the cheapest energy deals. We will show you why you should be careful as they can be more expensive. The purpose of an auto-switching service is to automatically switch you onto the best energy deal when your current one expires. Around 82% of…
Last week we documented how banks are using and tracking people’s social media presence and profile to help them make a decision when a customer submits a loan application. We highlighted the kind of things that they were looking for, such as whether it appears that a person is always out socialising (i.e. spending money)…
Friday, 23 November 2018 05:56

Rent To Own Price Caps Are The FCA's Vietnam

If ever there was an indication of mission creep, then it is the futile attempt of regulators to cap the cost of credit. Just as mission creep brought down the mighty US in Vietnam, so will Price Caps in "Rent to Own" for the FCA. In 2014 the FCA brought in caps for the High-Cost…
Saturday, 29 December 2018 10:24

Fuel Prices - What Is Really Going On?

If you’re a car driver chances are you will have realised that every week it seems to be costing you a small fortune to fill your car up with fuel. This is because the price of petrol has been steadily rising for many weeks (we’re now into the fourteenth week of rises) and this trend…
Thursday, 27 December 2018 10:13

Getting that first home is now harder than ever

Wouldn’t it be nice if, for a change, we gave you a good bit of news regarding finances? Something that made you all positive and glowing and excited for the future? Believe us, we try our upmost to find positivity when we scour the financial news outlets and markets, and as always, we’ve come up…
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 06:01

Martin Lewis Claims 100,000 Attempted Suicide

Martin Lewis is back with more outlandish claims. This time he claims 100,000 attempt suicide each year while in debt. We question his statement and his tone and find his claims don't add up. First of all, Martin is a tricky character. He is hard to argue against because he often says things to virtue…
Monday, 17 December 2018 02:31

Decline Rates Hit 10 Year High

Decline rates on loan applications reached a new 10 year high for us last month. It continues a worrying trend where alternative finance options are starting to dry up. As many will be aware, consumers head to sites like ours when they believe, or find out, that they cannot obtain further credit products from mainstream…
Friday, 14 December 2018 22:51

New Food Bank Opening In Barnsley

Quick Loans has some exciting news to announce – we will soon be launching a new Food Bank right here in Barnsley. We have always been determined to help people who have come into financial difficulty and have made it a personal business mission to help the poverty-stricken wherever possible through our range of financial…
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:58

Quick Loans To Launch Avoid.com

We are proud to announce the launch of Avoid.com, the unique travel review site with no good reviews allowed. The people behind the success of Quick Loans are exiting the finance industry for good and from the 1st of January 2019 will start a completely new travel review website. Our aim is to make this…
Ladies and Gentlemen, it's a new day and you know what that means. That's right, it's another day that Theresa May can give away something British. We are running a competition - £500 to the most accurate, £100 to the funniest. All you have to do is guess what item the Prime Minister will hand…
Friday, 23 November 2018 05:56

Rent to Own Price Caps are the FCA's Vietnam

If ever there was an indication of mission creep, then it is the futile attempt of regulators to cap the cost of credit. Just as mission creep brought down the mighty US in Vietnam, so will Price Caps in "Rent to Own" for the FCA. In 2014 the FCA brought in caps for the High-Cost…
In the early hours of Wednesday the 21/11/18 at 02:58:00, one of our company vehicles was entered into without permission. Footage of this has been included below. While most would be mildly annoyed, we consider ourselves above such raw emotions. Our primary concern is for the health and wellbeing of these three individuals involved. One…
What is the truth about the Chancellor's plan to launch a no interest scheme based on the Australian model to combat payday loans? It certainly is not what people think it is, it's almost certainly a gimmick. As a business that operates in the HCSTC "High-Cost Short Term Credit" market. We were of course alarmed…
Thursday, 09 August 2018 17:19

Football's going bust, not coming home

One thing we are very good at is spotting when an industry is in trouble, and right now football, especially English football is going bust right before our very eyes. Almost without any attention from the mainstream media. On the face of it, English football looks in good shape, high wages, expensive stadiums, full stadiums…
Quick Loans has completed the purchase of the Cheque Centre, with the aim of relaunching the brand, it was announced today. Once the second biggest lender on the UK high street, the Cheque Centre, which had a turnover of over £270 million and boasted 300 stores, sadly went into administration in the summer of 2017…
Another tax on business is just about to go live in the form of GDPR. The problem is that GDPR will significantly increase costs for small business and won’t ever lead to single prosecution. It’s more fantasy regulation from people who have never been in business. You may have already heard about GDPR (General Data…
Good old Stelios is refusing to take Quick Loans Ltd to Court over our use of the domain name EasyLoans.co.uk . In what can only be described as a humiliating silence from Stelios, it looks as though he has finally admitted defeat. In Late 2016, we received letters from Stelios’s legal team. In it, they…
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