What are your rights if you take out a payday loan?
If you need money quickly, a payday lender may seem like a good option. But be aware that they charge interest of up to £24 for every £100 you borrow for a month. And if you can't pay back your loan, there could be other charges as well.
Interest on payday loans has been cappped at 0.8% a day or £24 for every £100 you borrow over 30 days
This interest rate cap also affects the total amount you'll have to repay on your payday loan
The interest rate that payday lenders can charge has been limited to 0.8% interest a day from January 2015. That works out at £24 in interest for every £100 you borrow over 30 days. Importantly, if you borrow from a payday lender, you will never owe more than twice the amount you borrowed - even if you get behind with your loan.
Loan brokers - why you should avoid them and how you're protected
If you want to find a loan online, what does a loan broker do? And why are regulators cracking down on them?
If you’re after a loan, you might think you’d get access to the pick of the lenders if you use an online broker. But you’d probably be wrong. You’d probably be asked to pay an upfront fee (usually £50 - £75), but there would be no guarantee you’d get a loan. In fact, many people have complained that they’ve had money taken from their accounts by loan brokers they’ve not signed up to.