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    There is something wrong in WeBuyAnyCar.com displaying misleading bait prices to its potential customers. If that was us, the FCA would ban us. Today we are investigating the complaints aimed at the car buying service WeBuyAnyCar.com. Specifically, the issue that they are making offers for vehicles to get people through the doors and then reducing…
    Thursday, 23 January 2020 03:20

    Lenders Blacklisting Complainers

    For the first time, we can reveal that complaining to the Financial Ombudsman Service of being mis-sold loans could result in being credit blacklisted. As many of you know, we are leaving the world of finance within the next two months - Quick Loans will be no more. Over the next two months, we have…
    Wednesday, 08 January 2020 17:15

    10 UK Subprime lenders That Went Bust

    There have been some big brand casualties in the FCA's war on non-bank lenders. Here is a list of the 10 biggest lenders to fail since 2005. Most people think that payday lending was a license to print money, then the Financial Conduct Authority came along and went to war on Payday lending. The truth…
    Thursday, 26 December 2019 04:18

    People not socialising because of lack of money

    People are so short of cash that they are missing out on spending quality time with family and friends, which is aiding a mental health crisis, according to analysis. Over seven thousand people were asked how much money they spend on socialising, but many people said they hardly spent anything because they couldn’t afford to…
    Sunday, 01 December 2019 14:34

    Labour plan to tax profit on sale of homes

    Do you own your own home? Or do you plan to own your own home? If the answer to one of these questions is yes, you may wish to avoid voting for Jeremy Corbyn. This is because if he becomes Prime Minister, he plans to reduce ‘wealth inequality’ by taxing profits on the sale of…
    Sunday, 17 November 2019 04:59

    Women get lower credit limits than men

    When we heard that women were receiving lower credit limits than men, we were a bit surprised, so we decided to investigate. We were shocked by our findings. Our tests found women DO receive lower credit limits than men. This first came to our attention when we came across a CNN story being investigated in…
    Friday, 01 November 2019 13:35

    Equity Release Industry Surging

    Property wealth is proving to be a lifesaver for many retirees, as thousands more people look to release equity from their homes to subsidise their living. We look at the reasons why! In recent years it has also become apparent that more people of retirement age are having to work for longer in order to…
    People are missing something about Boris's Brexit Deal. Northern Ireland being locked into the EU for 7 years isn't an accident. It's designed that way and is significant for other reasons. For those of you that don't know what Boris and the Brexit Secretary have been trying to sign us up to, that probably includes…
    Thursday, 24 October 2019 15:23

    Financial Communist Authority Kills Quick Quid

    With Quick Quid now about to leave to the UK Lending market, it might be worth us taking a short pause to say "told you so". We have previously warned that QuickQuid and Wonga were about to pull the plug. As it happens, QuickQuid has lasted a year longer than we predicted - if as…
    Tuesday, 22 October 2019 18:06

    Social.co.uk Sold for £15,000

    We are happy to say that we have just sold the domain name Social.co.uk. A sale that could be the first of many as we move away from .co.uk brands. We don't usually sell domain name brands, but on this occasion, we thought it was right to share with people that we have sold one…
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