A UK Personal Finance Blog – The result of direct exposure to the fallout of the financial crisis.

Secured Loans – UK Market Still Active

Find in Loans April 15th, 2011 - 10,766 views

Secured loans in the UK ended up with a pretty bad reputation after all the financial fuss of ’07 kicked off. There is no doubt the secured loan lending practices of the past were just as bad as some of the crazy mortgage offers around at the time with up to 125% of the value […]

A Life Insurance ‘Trust’ Party – Bring cake…

Find in Insurance April 9th, 2011 - 7,724 views

Lucy: ‘Oh I’d love to be your trustee. It would be an honour. What time shall I come over?’ Sarah: ‘Well Catherine and Sally are getting here for about 2.30 and don’t forget to bring cake!’ 2.30 arrives, pleasantries are dispensed and the ladies sit down to talk shop: Sarah: ‘OK, so Simon and I […]

Coping Classes – the bigger picture.

Find in Debt April 8th, 2011 - 5,911 views

A recent report launched by Friends Life finds that the combination of the recession and spending cuts has brought about profound changes in the way in which generations within families support each other. This information comes to the fore as 44 tax and benefits changes are introduced which could wipe billions off household incomes over the next […]

Risk Based Pricing & Responsible Lending – some thoughts…

Find in Debt April 6th, 2011 - 6,398 views

In a nutshell risk based pricing is the reason why people with a poor credit score pay higher interest rates for credit. It is standard practice to charge a higher rate of interest to a customer who is considered ‘higher risk’. The price is based on the perceived risk involved in lending money to someone who might […]

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