Price-comparison sites branded misleading. Who knew!?

Which4U ISA Transfers

So, our big-name competitors in the price-comparison marketplace got a right royal spanking yesterday. Quite right, too. Few can say they didn’t see it coming, and I don’t know quite how they dare look as shocked as they do. The price-comparison space is just like any other industry. It starts out with the best of intentions. Then the power and the money come into play and it all starts getting opaque and more than a little misleading. We’re businesses, that much is clear.

A Visual Guide to Credit Scores

Guide to Credit Scores 2

Courtesy of Sainsbury's Bank, a visual guide to credit scores. What Makes a Credit Score? When is Your Credit Score Checked? What Influences Your Credit Score? How Can You Improve Your Credit Score? Original Source. For more on your credit record, see our guide 'Check Your Credit Rating'.

First Direct, and not judging a book by its cover

First Direct

Some well-known sayings are there for a reason. “Don't judge a book by its cover” is among the best of them, and one of the traps we can easily fall into when it comes to judging our banks. First Direct has just topped a customer service league compiled by Which?. It's good news for the beleaguered banking industry, and it's no fluke either.

Relief for debtors as Wonga abandons ill-conceived loans


Hundreds of thousands of people will be able to breathe easier today after payday lender Wonga agreed to write off more than £200 million in loans as part of an overhaul of its lending practices. The firm has developed a reputation for intimidating customers into repaying its high-cost loans which they can scarcely afford.