Linh* was six when a gang of men walked into her house uninvited. "I was very frightened," she told us, "they looked terrifying and aggressive. I began shaking and could not move." They demanded the money owed to them by her parents, and when Linh's grandmother pleaded that they had no money, they began to smash up the house before turning on the little girl and the elderly woman.
In a time of economic crisis, it is understandable that many families hit by financial hardships build up sometimes crushing levels of debt. This is often the only option for single-parents or low-earners, particularly those without strong familial ties to their own parents and relatives...
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.
Thousands of people could be going without food, clothes and heating in order to pay back "payday loans", and the number
Many South Koreans believe that they are innately disposed to fall into addiction. They are very wary after many tales of famous celebrities succumbing to the pitfalls of addiction. The country has a tough stance on drugs and is very cautious in making available anything they deem addictive to its inhabitants.
With the lack of job prospects in the UK affecting so many, hundreds of Britons are being forced to turn to alternative means to get enough money to get by, week in week out.
A lending service aimed at students has said it is "upset" at the accusation that it misleads customers, arguing student
Shops will stop offering discounts to encourage customers to sign up for store cards under a voluntary deal after talks with