Posted by | Category Blog | Date 02 August 2019

Nesta Challenges offers £2m incentive for community lenders and fintechs to work together

Nesta Challenges, an organisation whose purpose it is to incentivise the solving of pressing problems throughout society, is now offering a total sum of £2 million as incentive for the development of affordable credit solutions throughout the UK. Nesta Challenges has designed the prize to encourage community lenders to work with fintech companies in order to fix this resounding problem throughout society. What is the Affordable Credit Challenge? Nesta Challenges

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Posted by | Category Blog | Date 07 June 2019

Amigo Loans Disregards FCA’s Claims into Guarantor Loans

Chairman of Amigo Loans Stephan Wilcke has recently made a statement claiming that the lending company will be fighting back on the supposed false claims made about their business model. Guarantor Loan Comparison investigates: Amigo Loans lends to those who struggle to get loans from the more mainstream banks. This can be down to a number of different reasons, one of the main ones being bad credit, requiring a guarantor

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Posted by | Category Blog | Date 24 May 2019

How Do I Check My Credit Score?

Knowing your credit score and understanding how it works is vital for numerous different financial applications. Whether it’s your first credit card or a mortgage, understanding how credit-worthy you are can be extremely helpful throughout any loan application process; helping you to determine the types of loans you will be accepted for and avoiding those which could potentially reject you, and further damage your credit score. There are three different

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Posted by | Category Blog | Date 10 May 2019

FCA Reveals Significant Rise in Guarantor Loans

The Financial Conduct Authority has found that the number of borrowers applying for a guarantor loan as increased significantly. The Financial Conduct Authority (or FCA) is a UK financial regulatory body that works independently from the UK Government. According to their research, the balances on current guarantor loans have increased by more than double in only the past three years. Lending is one of the largest industries both throughout

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Posted by | Category Blog | Date 28 January 2019

Consumers borrow £1.3 billion in short-term loans and repay more than £2 billion back

This week, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have published the resulting insights and trends of their research into 2017-2018’s “high-cost short-term credit market”. Although the results are nothing as large as the lending volumes of 2013, they do however show a significant increase in the volume of such loans since 2016, with Press Association Personal Finance Correspondent Vicky Shaw stating that “For the year July 1 2017 to June 30

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