Stella Creasy

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Wonga May Be Celebrating but Legal Loan Sharks' Profits Come at a Heavy Cost to Our Country

(59) Comments | Posted 3 September 2013 | (11:02)

Whilst many businesses struggle to survive in our fragile economy, payday lender Wonga is one of our few home grown success stories. Today they announced they are making more than £1million a week in profit- a 36% increase on last year. No one could begrudge a company that works hard...

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Be Part of One Billion Rising, Be Part of Saying Enough Is Enough

(8) Comments | Posted 3 February 2013 | (23:00)

Amongst women aged 15 to 44, acts of violence cause more death and disability than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war combined. Whether domestic violence, sexual abuse in schools, harassment at work or on the streets or assault as a tactic of war, women across our world face...

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We Need to Protect Consumers From These Legal Loan Sharks

(39) Comments | Posted 13 November 2012 | (10:38)

Today's evidence from R3, the insolvency practitioners, that the rapid and rabid growth of Britain's payday loan industry is leading people to go hungry in order to repay these debts, is saddening but not surprising to me. For two years now along with many others I've been trying...

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