Personal loans

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Equity release is on the rise – but should you risk it?
Helping your loved ones get on the property ladder is getting easier and cheaper, but it is not without disadvantages or costs

Rupert Jones and Shane Hickey

17, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Amigo chief says new rescue plan could save struggling firm by 2022
Gary Jennison says sub-prime lender would focus on customers’ financial health if allowed to continue operating

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

25, Aug, 2021 @12:26 PM

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Tell us: has the pandemic changed the way you think about your money?
We’re keen to hear whether people in the UK have restructured their personal finances since the pandemic began

Guardian community team

19, Aug, 2021 @3:16 PM

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Amigo faces insolvency after UK court rejects compensation cap
Shares in the sub-prime lender slide on Tuesday after it confirms it will not appeal against verdict

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

01, Jun, 2021 @12:23 PM

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Amigo shares plummet 34% amid fears over compensation case
Investors concerned sub-prime lender could collapse if a UK court rejects cap on customer payouts

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

21, May, 2021 @4:10 PM

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Consumer groups welcome move to ensure finance firms put customers first
Mortgages, pensions, investments and loans must have duty to customer, says UK’s financial watchdog

Shane Hickey

14, May, 2021 @4:39 PM

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Amigo Loans rescue in doubt after FCA says it will object in court
Shares in high-cost lender down by almost quarter after regulator’s U-turn

Phillip Inman

11, May, 2021 @6:56 PM

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Provident Financial to close doorstep lending business after 141 years
Decision on back of ‘changing industry and regulatory dynamics’ puts 2,100 jobs at risk

Jasper Jolly

10, May, 2021 @7:40 AM

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‘I’ll have to sell my flat as my £30,000 loan will mean me repaying over £100,000’
Jane Charles is out of pocket despite a court ruling that some of her lender’s terms and conditions were unfair

Rupert Jones

24, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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High court allows troubled Amigo Loans to cap compensation payments
Court rejects fears deal would be unfair to customers by cutting payouts to 5% even though directors could earn £7m

Phillip Inman and Kalyeena Makortoff

30, Mar, 2021 @6:07 PM

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FCA urged to act as lender bids to cap payouts to poorest borrowers
Exclusive: Critics say lender’s plan could enrich directors while poor borrowers miss out over mis-selling claims

Phillip Inman and Kalyeena Makortoff

18, Mar, 2021 @10:31 AM

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Should we renegotiate our mortgage or take out a personal loan?
We plan to use £35,000 in savings to help clear the remaining £48,700

Virginia Wallis

15, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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