Money paid out in advance for items from sofas to mobile phones and services such as football season tickets and even weddings can be lost if the company you are buying from goes under – especially if you have paid by cash or cheque. In a report published today we…

Yesterday a hearing took place in the County Court that many may overlook as being the norm, a debt purchaser lost its case and failed to recover any money. Indeed a very regular occurrence in our world. However, while this was a County Court decision, it does have the potential…

Rent-to-own companies, which allow consumers to buy items in instalments, are selling products to vulnerable people with mental health problems, the BBC finds. The firms allow customers to pay for a household item in instalments, with high interest rates, until they own it. Citizens Advice worries that vulnerable people are…

Following the successful Rights of Women JR, and the introduction of interim regulations, the Ministry of Justice is now consulting on revised regulations. It’s completely anonymous and the MOJ states that it won’t know which individuals or firms have responded. The online survey, which takes around 20 minutes to complete,…

Christians Against Poverty will today, Wednesday 15 June, launch its new annual Client Report at the Nationwide head office in London. The 2015 report contains CAP’s demographics and key impact statistics across all of our services in the past year, supported by real client stories. To view the full report,…

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have upheld a complaint made by LegalBeagles against Interact UK, an ‘online inter-faith youth organisation‘. The complaint concerned Interact UK‘s ‘Consumer Connect Program’ which presents itself as a directory listing the customer services telephone numbers for banks, utility suppliers and Government departments but which are…