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 get in touch.
Recent work includes:
Quoted in the Guardian: Rent-to-own BrightHouse accused of sidestepping Covid payment guide.
Quoted in the Observer: Salary advance schemes: lockdown lifesavers or a trap into debt?
Quoted in the BBC’s High-cost lenders using ‘exotic holidays’ to encourage debt
Quoted in the Sun: Brighthouse reopens seven stores to chase debts
Debt Camel mentioned in Money Saving Expert’s Barclaycard warns customers it may have set credit limits too high
Guest on BBC’s MoneyBox talking about getting a letter from a debt collector about a debt you don’t owe.
Quoted in the BBC’s ’Outrageous’ car loan commission banned
Quoted in Money Expert’s Payday Lender Sunny Falls into Administration
Quoted in the BBC’s Coronavirus: Six money-saving ideas for lockdown and beyond.
Quoted in the BBC’s Coronavirus: Freeze on pawn, payday and car loan payments
Quoted in the Sun: Millions leaving payment holiday requests too late and could ruin credit scores
Quoted in MoneySavingExpert’s Rent-to-own retailer Brighthouse collapses
Quoted in the BBC’s Rent-to-own giant Brighthouse close to collapse
Quoted in the Observer: Coronavirus outbreak – how will it affect my rights, pay and debts?
Quoted in the Sun: Wonga STILL hasn’t paid out mis-selling compensation despite promising payments by end of February
Quoted in the Sun: Rent-to-own store Brighthouse on the brink of collapse due to surge in compensation claims
Quoted in the Independent: ‘Dark clouds’ for Amigo Loans amid rising compensation costs and loan defaults
Quoted in the Sun: What to do if your credit card lender asks you to pay off more of your debts
Quoted in the BBC’s Wonga borrowers ‘to get just 4.3% of compensation claims’
Debt Camel mentioned in the Mail: Borrowers sold unaffordable loans by Wonga will find out in days how much compensation they will get
Quoted in the BBC’s Amigo: Sub-prime lender puts itself up for sale
Quoted in the Sun: Almost 8million customers will be worse off by overdraft changes
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, Guardian, Evening Standard, the Sun. 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
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
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 : 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
Quoted in the Sun: Over 10,000 Wonga customers will miss out on compensation of up to £1,000 for mis-sold payday loans
Quoted 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, 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