payday loans

Wonga’s been dealt a knockout blow. So what now?

31 August 2018 11:41

After an eerily quiet year, payday loans are back in the headlines. The speedy demise of Wonga has sent shockwaves…

The City might miss stroppy regulator Martin Wheatley

21 July 2015 16:59

A City insider at last month’s Mansion House dinner told me the Financial Conduct Authority had become ‘a bit of an…

Britain’s banks fail the poor

28 July 2014 11:36

Britain’s banks aren’t working for the poor. We, the better off, might moan when our internet banking crashes or in-branch…

Crap and courage of convictions: the political problem with Osborne’s payday loan plan

26 November 2013 15:21

There is still a great deal of heat and rather a little less light over George Osborne’s decision to ‘step…

George Osborne adopts Labour’s language on markets

25 November 2013 8:55

Stella Creasy sees today’s announcement that the government does want to cap the cost of payday loan credit as a…

The Guardian’s latest crush: Justin Welby

20 August 2013 13:52

The Church of England has had some surprisingly good press recently. Who knows how these things happen, but the media…

Justin Welby pleases both left and right with clever Wonga comments

25 July 2013 18:53

Justin Welby is a clever man. His comments about payday loan companies in Total Politics have managed to please both…

Cracking down on payday lenders will hurt the poor

1 July 2013 17:50

Payday loans and pawnbrokers are a common feature of the nation’s high streets today, as they have been for centuries.…