Which? shines a light on the tricks that trap you in credit | Debt Advice Foundation

Which? shines a light on the tricks that trap you in credit

Consumer champions Which? are calling for the new financial regulators to be tough on mainstream lenders who shower high fees and higher interest rates on people who get into difficulty with loans.

From 1 April, the new Financial Conduct Authority will be responsible for “requiring firms to put the well-being of their customers at the heart of how they run their business, promoting effective competition and ensuring that markets operate with integrity”.

Consumer champions Which? are calling for the new financial regulators to be tough on mainstream lenders who shower high fees and higher interest rates on people who get into difficulty with loans.

From 1 April, the new Financial Conduct Authority will be responsible for “requiring firms to put the well-being of their customers at the heart of how they run their business, promoting effective competition and ensuring that markets operate with integrity”.

Martyn Saville, Principal Researcher of the Which? Money Research Group, says that, while payday lenders are regularly criticised for their high interest loans, many mainstream lenders have products “designed to cash-in on people’s mistakes and desperation”. And he wants the new regulator to clamp down on these practices.

To read more of Martyn’s web post, go to http://conversation.which.co.uk/money/payday-loans-credit-cards-fees-charges-fca/

Helpine Logo
Helpline Callback

If you’re unable to call our free debt helpline number 0800 043 40 50 right now, you can fill in the form below and one of our advisors will call you back at a time of your choosing.

Call for FREE debt advice on


0800 043 40 50

Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm