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Put Down Your Cap And Gown

The Huffington Post UK | Anna Rhodes | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Universities have been slammed by the Office of Fair Trading for stopping students from graduating over menial library fines and other debts distinct ...

Payday Lending Must Not Become a Permanent Fixture of British Life

Ann McKechin | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics
Ann McKechin

With Christmas just around the corner, it's that time of year when statistics emerge to tell us how many people will fund their annual festivities with some form of short-term credit. This year, the Government-backed Money Advice Service has said that over a million people are considering using a payday loan to fund Christmas; a worrying indication of how deeply ingrained this form of high-cost credit has become in British life.

Trading Watchdog Investigates Whether Students Have Right University Information

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The trading watchdog is to examine whether students are being given the right information about going to university, and if their experiences of study...

Hundreds Of Students Prevented From Graduating Due To Unpaid Library Fines

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of students have been prevented from graduating because they have not paid their university library fines, an investigation has revealed. ...

Universities Investigated After Denying Students Degrees Over Unpaid Library Fines

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Universities are being investigated by the Office of Fair Trading after they denied students their degrees over unpaid library fines. Basic researc...

'The Payday Lender Exodus'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

Fifteen out of 50 payday lenders have thrown in the towel after being given a deadline by the trading watchdog to prove their business practices were ...

Calling Time on Nuisance Calls and Texts

Richard Lloyd | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Tech
Richard Lloyd

It's clear that nuisance calls and texts have become a daily problem for many people. They not only cause frustration, but they can even be distressing and intimidating. We've had more than 1,600 comments about nuisance calls and texts on our website and many of them had the same theme - 'why isn't something being done?' Our research also found that in the last three months, seven in 10 people received unsolicited calls and four in 10 an unwanted text.

Petrol Pump Prices Are 'Fair' Finds OFT

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

The Office For Fair Trading (OFT) has disappointed millions of businesses by declaring petrol price increases were caused by increases in tax and the ...

Supermarkets Sign Up To Price Promotion Principles - But Why Hasn't Asda?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK

Aldi, Co-Op, Lidl, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose have agreed to make promotions on their food and drink fairer. But...

Payback to Payday Lenders

Carl Packman | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Politics
Carl Packman

This industry is growing fast by the day, after being given a great boost by the recession, and it is high time the government gave the regulatory architecture some teeth to make sure vulnerable people aren't being exploited to the detriment of their personal finances further.

Online Travel Agents Investigated For Discount Room Deals

PA | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK

The operator of Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotels and two of the UK's biggest online travel agents were under investigation today for signing a pote...

Wonga Rapped For 'Aggressive And Misleading Practices'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK

Payday lender Wonga.com has been criticised by the trading watchdog for using aggressive and misleading debt collection methods. Wonga suggested in...

MPs Target Whiplash Victims To Combat Insurance Premiums

The Huffington Post UK | Rizwan Syed | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK Politics

MPs are calling upon the government to cut car insurance premiums by clamping down on personal injury claims. The House of Commons Transport Selec...

Compensation Referral Fees Ban Vow

PA | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The payment of referral fees in personal injury cases will be banned in a bid to tackle rising insurance costs, the Government ha...