This is the first in a new series of short articles looking at some lenders' poor complaint handling. In March, the FCA identified complaint handling as a key component of its supervision of high cost credit lenders. From what I have seen since then the FCA supervision teams must be pretty busy! So first up, Lending Stream, who has previous form in this area. I have already written about … [Read more...]
Payday loans - easy to take out - hard to escape from. This page has all Debt Camel's articles about them, the most recent first.
If you think you were given a payday loan which was unaffordable - you could only repay it if you borrowed again soon afterwards, read How to ask for a payday loan refund which has step by step instructions and free template letter.
Tens of thousands of people have got a refund of the interest they paid on some of their loans using this approach!
UPDATE - on 25 October, CasheEuroNet which owns ate QuickQuid, Pounds To Pocket and On Stride brands went into administration. See QuickQuid goes into administration – what will happen for details. That article will be updated with any more news. This article will not be kept up to date. QuickQuid (QQ) and its smaller brand Pounds To Pocket (P2P), which in February 2019 rebranded as On … [Read more...]
Some lenders responding to affordability complaints by saying your application wasn't accurate about your income or expenses when you took out the loans. They are doing this to try to put you off taking your case to the Financial Ombudsman. That may save them a lot of money! Let's see why applications may have been inaccurate and whether this is a problem for your complaint. The quotes … [Read more...]
Did your payday loans cost so much when you repaid one you had to keep on borrowing? You can get a refund of the interest you paid on unaffordable loans. It's easy to ask for a payday loan refund using the free template letters here. The letters work if your payday loans were repaid or if you still owe money. This article covers everything you need to get started. It's simple, easy, free … [Read more...]
SpeedyCash had several high-street stores which stopped lending in 2017. It was the trading name of SRC Transatlantic Limited which went into administration at the end of February 2019. SpeedyCash had c 183,000 former customers. If you borrowed from SpeedyCash, you may have a claim for unaffordable lending. An unaffordable loan is one you could not repay, or which you only repaid with … [Read more...]
In January, a reader told me about a loan he had for £650, with 18 monthly repayments of £147. This adds up to a total repayment of £2,650 - an eye-watering amount and more than four times what he borrowed. At first I thought this was probably taken out years ago. But in fact, it was borrowed in late 2018 from Loans2Go. Loans2Go also offer logbook loans, but this article is just about their … [Read more...]
UPDATE - June 15th Money Shop to close – two million customers will be informed On June 21 the Daily Mail reported that : In a letter sent to employees and seen by This is Money, ICL said it plans to close or sell off all of its UK stores following 'poor financial performance' and an 'unprecedented number of customer complaints'. The Money Shop has already shut down or sold … [Read more...]
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) published its Annual Review this week which highlighted the massive jump in payday loan complaints - up 130% to c.40,000 in 2018-19. The Consumer Finance Association (CFA) has responded with a blog Reflecting on the FOS Annual Review. The CFA is the trade association for payday lenders, so you won't be surprised they are not happy... Mandy Rice-Davies's … [Read more...]
New statistics for July-December 2018 from the Financial Ombudsman (FOS) show how payday loan complaints have jumped in the second half of 2018 and give details for how many complaints the larger lenders had. Almost all these cases are affordability complaints where a customer was given payday loans without proper affordability checks and is asking for a refund of interest paid. The … [Read more...]
QuickQuid has told some customers that it plans to delete loan data over seven years old with effect from today, 15th April 2019. It says this is to comply with its legal obligations. QuickQuid has sent emails to the affected customers asking if they would like a copy of their data before it is deleted. It seems to me that this new policy is not in the customers' interest because it will … [Read more...]