09 Mar 2015

Trial Board

A question about : Trial Board

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the new Campaigns Corner board!

This will be a trial board that will be the place for you to post and discuss any campaigns with a MoneySaving theme you think people should be aware of and also voice any problems you face as a consumer.

Some previous campaigns we've highlighted include: Get Safe Online Week plus we've asked you to let the Financial Conduct Authority know your thoughts on the financial services industry and had tons of feedback in our 50 Word Moneyfesto.

26 Feb 2015

Tell MSE and CAB what you think about payday loan adverts

A question about : Tell MSE and CAB what you think about payday loan adverts

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Both MoneySavingExpert and Citizens Advice aren't fans of payday loan ads.

As Martin said recently Payday lenders are now so profitable, they have huge advertising and film budgets which bring in more customers, making even more profit. This vicious circle means we now see these loans normalised. That's why we need legislation or regulation to disrupt this market.

26 Feb 2015

Do energy companies deal well with dementia?

A question about : Do energy companies deal well with dementia?

The Alzheimer’s Society want to understand the problems people with dementia experience with their energy provider.

If you're affected by dementia, or care for someone who is, whether it's poor customer service, lack of staff training or complicated bills and tariffs, please take this quick survey to share your stories and help the society push for change.

Thanks all

MSE Wendy

26 Feb 2015

Regulation of credit and payday lenders: Tell the FCA what you think

A question about : Regulation of credit and payday lenders: Tell the FCA what you think

On 1 April 2014, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will take over the regulation of the consumer credit industry from the Office of Fair Trading. This will cover a range of firms including those offering credit cards and personal loans (including payday lenders), hiring out cars and tools etc. and providing debt counselling.

The FCA wants to allow firms to operate and also improve consumer protection and is consulting on how it should regulate the industry.

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