Brits predicted to spend £1bn on Christmas Day 2018

Brits predicted to spend £1bn on Christmas Day 2018

Christmas is a time of year where most of us Brits get spending big time. Some of us even spend way beyond our means only to have to deal with the consequences later by paying off a hefty credit card bill or paying back a payday loan – this is not advisable. Doing so could leave you in high levels of debt and it is simply not worth it for that extra big turkey or those few extra presents which were out of your budget. It is common that people do not just spend a ton of money leading up […]

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Religions and Lending Money

Religions and Lending Money

It may be of interest to know that religions have differing opinions on the subject of lending money. The differing of opinions does not come into play until the subject of interest is brought up, for in no religion is lending money frowned upon, but in some, placing interest on the loan is prohibited. We are going to be looking further into this concept in this guide. Although the debate appears to be rather ancient, it is still ongoing in some capacity today in a variety of areas, which we will detail here. Religious Background Typically speaking usury, defined as […]

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What does subject to status mean?

What does subject to status mean?

Subject to status means that your loan application will be subject to credit rating and income to be approved. Therefore, you will need a certain credit score and minimum income to be eligible for a loan. If you have ever applied for credit, you will be very familiar with the three words ‘subject to status’. But what does it actually mean? Alongside the usual marketing jargon, in regard to the features and benefits of credit products, the phrase “subject to status” can often seem out of place. Nonetheless, it appears that one every application page and is actually required by […]

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When are personal loans a good idea?

When are personal loans a good idea?

Personal loans are one of the most sought loans on the market for a number of reasons. They are lent out to people who can prove to the lender that they are very capable of repaying the loans. People who have bad credit often cannot get a personal loan without a struggle. In the majority of cases, lenders will require an applicant to have a salary or at least some form of stable income. The lender will also, like with any other type of loan, check your credit history. If yours is not in the best shape and you do […]

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Are Amigo Loans the new Wonga?

Amigo loans have recently expressed that they have essentially been financially benefitting from the collapse of Wonga after they were forced in administration, following a clampdown on payday lenders.  This has been stated by the chief executive of Amigo loans in the last month or so. Amigo lends up to £10,000 to those who have bad credit histories, provided that the payments can be guaranteed by friends or family. Essentially, they are guarantor loans. The business has claimed that now their pre-tax profits jumped to 66pc after an increase in customer numbers. Why did Wonga collapse? In late August 2018, […]

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