I’m available to appear as an expert for broadcast media, or to provide articles, interviews or quotes for print/online publications. I am happy to talk to journalists researching debt topics. Please do get in touch.
Recent work includes:
Quoted in the Observer: How ‘lifestyle’ spending choices are luring a generation into debt
Quoted in the Metro: All the different kinds of debt you need to know about.
QuickQuid going into administration – quoted or linked to in the BBC (QuickQuid: UK’s largest payday lending firm to close), Guardian (QuickQuid owner on brink of collapse as payday lender complaints surge), Evening Standard (QuickQuid collapse: What it means for you), the Sun (QuickQuid collapses into administration – your rights). Also on radio (You and Yours) and TV (BBC News Channel, Radio 4 News).
Quoted in the BBC’s Wonga’s legacy of nearly 400,000 mis-sold loans
Radio 4’s Moneybox, talking about overdraft fees
Quoted in the Sun: Google is promoting ‘fake’ debt charities that could ‘trick’ you into handing over cash
Quoted in the Times: Guarantor loans complaints find a sympathetic ear
Quoted in the Sunday Mirror: The Money Shop customers could end up with just £5 each over mis-selling
Quoted in the Times: Hundreds of jobs under threat as The Money Shop closes stores
Quoted in BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat: Problem debt: People to be given ‘breathing space’
Featured in the Daily Mail: Meet the moan rangers! These five crusaders reveal how to get your money back.
Quoted in the Sun (paper edition): Simply Be Careful on Loans on how catalogue interest-free 3-month deals can tempt people to over-spend.
Quoted in Observer: Is a cheaper but longer mortgage worth it to get on the ladder?
Quoted in BBC: Payday lender’s collapse to hit borrowers
Quoted in the Sun: Wonga launches new tool for customers to claim compensation for unaffordable loans
Quoted in the Sunday Express (paper edition): Experts slam 100% lender
Radio 4’s MoneyBox, talking about guarantor loans.
Quoted in the Sun: WageDayAdvance and Juo Loans go into administration leaving 650,000 customers in limbo over payday loans ~
Quoted in the Sun: Over 10,000 Wonga customers will miss out on compensation of up to £1,000 for mis-sold payday loans
Quotes in the Sun: Loan firm targeting hard-up Brits in Facebook groups charging up to 306% interest
Quoted in the Guardian: Wonga collapse clears decks for US payday loan firms in UK market.
Quoted in the Sun: Cap on rip-off rent-to-own firms will save customers £22.7million a year
Quoted in the Mirror: Failed money lender Cash Genie breaks £20million compensation promise
Quoted in BBC: Payday lender tops banking complaints table
Guest on Victoria Derbyshire show, discussing what customers with Wonga loans should do
C4 News – interviewed on Wonga
Radio 5’s Wake Up To Money, talking about the news that Wonga may be going into administration.
Quoted in the Times: Hard luck, amigo: loan guarantors find that friendship carries a high price
Radio 4’s MoneyBox, talking about the FCA’s recent reports on High Cost Credit
Article in The Gazette: Why GDPR is a good thing for consumers
Radio 4’s MoneyBox, talking about the DWP’s changes to Support for Mortgage Interest
Quoted in the Observer: Government urged to give those with debt problems a year’s grace
Article in Credit Strategy: The debt advice sector needs to wake up to Open Banking
Article in Moneywise: Give something back this Christmas: Take the foodbank Advent challenge
Quoted in Credit Strategy: Early Exit Loans for People in IVAs – Who Benefits?
Quoted in the FT: Provident Financial seeks stability after revamp brings chaos where a Debt Camel reader’s refund from Vanquis was discussed.
Quoted in the Observer: Debt bubble returns millions to days of 2008 crash.