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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.

Friday, 15 September 2017 22:16

Home ownership is now something of the past

Be honest, have you given up the dream of owning your own home? If the answer to this is yes, then you are not alone. More and more people in their early 30’s have realised that they are nowhere near being able to put a deposit down on a home of their own and have…
Quite a large number of youngsters are keen to get financially savvy these days. In fact, we are constantly inundated with advice requests from people as young as fourteen that are eager to find out the best ways of earning a bit of pocket money or finding the next niche that could see them earning…
Later this week or early next we are going to be running a new story on enforcement by the FCA, and Action Fraud. As luck would have it (bad luck for consumers) we have this week become aware of someone trying to scam customers by pretending to be us. We've decided to do a live…
Monday, 28 August 2017 14:11

The FCA and Provident Credit

There are times when we have been called a bit thick, we’ve all had our dumb moments and this maybe one of them. But we wanted to air some questions about the Provident Credit issue and the role of the FCA in it because we just don’t understand it. We should first explain that we…
Saturday, 26 August 2017 15:56

Inheriting Money Habits from Our Parents

Most kids are like sponges. They soak up information from all around them every day. This is usually a positive thing, as they begin to discover more about the world around them, and begin to grow and interact with it and with the people near them, too. You probably do things a certain way because…
We are pleased to announce that we will soon be launching LoanSharks.co.uk - a new lending site aimed at helping those that struggle to get credit. The site has a launch date set for Monday the 11th of September. We feel that "Loan Sharks" is a great brand despite the widespread negative aspect of the…
We’ve known for some time that people are struggling with rising bills, but we’ve also been made aware that despite this, people are still opting to spend unnecessarily on the plastic without completely accepting the consequences of this action, and what can happen when you spend what you can’t afford. So, it really has come…
We’ve just read the utter nonsense that’s come from the Chief Nanny at the FCA Andrew Bailey in his The Times article. He simply does not understand the realities of what is going on in the real world. Or he is refusing to accept reality. With this he is doing a disservice to both lenders…
Believe it or not, there are still quite a lot of people out there that still don’t use online banking. For the younger generation amongst us, this must be somewhat hard to believe. It is quick and easy to set up, lets you access your account and check incomings and outgoings wherever you are and…
Friday, 21 July 2017 10:54

How Long Can a Mortgage Term Go?

The traditional length of time a mortgage lasts for is 25 years. Years ago, that was the mortgage term most people went for. But according to recent news reports, that could be about to change. Some mortgages might even be about to go intergenerational where the term gets passed down to your children. More and…
Do you have a store card? Are you tempted to get one? Store cards are so-called because they are issued by a high street store – usually a big-name one. Some are attached to a group that operates several well-known high street stores. Maybe you have bought something in a store and been asked if…
That is the big question, and it is likely one that lots of people will be asking themselves now. House prices have increased recently, and while some experts think they will start falling soon, there’s no way of telling whether this will happen, other than to wait and see. But house prices aren’t going to…
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:04

Is a four day working week a good idea?

Let’s be honest, how many of us have ever taken notice of what appeared in a Green Party manifesto? Nope, didn’t think so. We bet that has changed this week though as one election promise seemed to stand out for many people – a four day working week. To many people, any party that gives…
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 15:07

Is Cash Better?

No doubt you’ve seen and used some of the new £5 notes by now. You may even have a few in your wallet or purse. Soon, we’ll get new £10 notes too, and of course we also have the new £1 coins in circulation now as well. Given the many headlines we’ve seen recently about…
Sunday, 02 July 2017 02:07

Debt on the rise - again!

We seem to do nothing but bang on about the dangers of debt and the implications that everyday poor financial management can have on peoples’ lives – but it seems that no matter what we say or what we do to warn of the repercussions, people in the UK are heading down a dangerous overspending…
Speed cameras rake in millions of pounds a year in fines but it appears that some seem more flash happy than others – and we thought we’d better give you the heads up as to where they were so you could protect yourself and your pocket. Whilst we don’t deny that there need to be…
There is an image that all of our customers are hardworking individuals that have fallen on hard times. We need to introduce you to a whole new level of stupidity - the Corbyn voter! We guarantee this is 100% genuine and came in yesterday. Unfortunately, it is totally indicative of what we have to face…
OK so after almost 10 years some Barclays and some Barclays staff suddenly get charged for alleged dodgy dealings with Qatar? Out of the blue after 10 years – really? First of all, let us be clear, we don’t know anything about the specifics of this case. We don’t have any views on whether these…
After a little spat with the well known BBC reporter Paul Lewis, we decided to tune in on Saturday to one of his broadcasts. They invited a Mike O’Connor on from Step Change. We hate to say we told you so, but we did – 3 years ago. Background When we announced that we were…
We recently announced that we were returning to lending, something that we thought would be received well. Unfortunately for us, it wasn’t. Up popped a certain left-wing journalist – the well-known Paul Lewis from Moneybox. He tried to make out that the FCA had called us liars – they hadn’t. He was spouting more fake…
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