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How can students benefit from short-term loans

Students will be the focus on media attention once again this summer, with the controversial interest rate on loans set to increase to 6.1% in September.

Student debt can be taxing

The current system of student loans by which university education in England is financed has been dogged by controversy since it was brought in by the Labour Government under Tony Blair.

Increase in the number of healthcare professionals seeking help with personal debt

The number of healthcare professionals in debt and seeking help with their personal finances has increased by 9.8% over the last two years.

Will debt hold you back in life?

Will debt hold you back in life?

It’s said that the average UK household now has almost £13,000 of debt – before you even take into account the cost of mortgages and property.

M&S Bank launches its lowest ever loan rate

M&S Bank has launched its lowest ever loan rate of 3.0% APR representative on loans between £7,500 and £15,000 from 12 to 84 months, available to both new and existing customers.

Loan market needs to be clearer and fairer to all

The loan market in the UK today is not fit for purpose according to research by Saga Money.

Could your finances survive "One Unfortunate Week"?

As debt becomes a more widespread problem across the UK, PayPlan have created an interactive journey entitled “One Unfortunate Week” designed to put you in the shoes of the average Brit, five days before payday and subjected to some of the worst luck you have ever seen.

Lloyds Bank increases personal loans limit to £50,000

Lloyds Bank has increased the maximum amount available to lend to qualifying customers via its Flexible and Online Exclusive Loan products from £25,000 to £50,000, in recognition of rising prices and changing customer needs.

6.5 million adults in the UK worry about their debt all or most of the time

9 million UK adults think that they have a debt problem, according to new figures released by Debt Advisory Centre.

FCA launches call for input on crowdfunding rules

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seeking input on which areas should be considered as part of its upcoming review of the rules surrounding both investment-based and loan-based crowdfunding.

Zopa loans for phones

Loan provider, Zopa, has announced a new partnership with, a new online mobile one-stop shop.

Zopa to help drivers cut down the cost of car ownership

Consumer loans provider Zopa, has launched a new car refinancing service to help drivers get a better deal on their cars.

One in six adults struggling with debt worries

A major study, based on a model developed by the Money Advice Service and CACI, estimates the levels of over-indebtedness in the UK.

5 programs for the credit-challenged consumer

When you get older, you come to realize just how important your credit is. Without a decent credit history. obtaining even the bare necessities like housing or a vehicle can become challenging (and costly).

UK lender Oakam selects Provenir for real-time loan decisions supporting digital growth

Provenir, the risk analytics and decisioning solutions provider, has announced that fintech lender Oakam has chosen its platform to help it deliver rapid, accurate loan decisions to personal customers.