Monthly Archives: April 2012

YOUNG MONEY INVESTIGATION: would you jeopardise a friendship for £20? How Wonga pays customers on Facebook to sell loans to their friends

the young MONEY BLOG REPORTS ON A CONTROVERSIAL NEW SCHEME FROM WONGA THAT COULD test YOUR FRIENDSHIP. Iona bAIN Imagine this scenario. You’ve logged on to Facebook. You want to find out what time the party is on Saturday, or … Continue reading

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The return of Glasgow’s lost amphitheatre (and the lessons it could teach Earls Court developers)

The concept of “having new things” has crawled into every aspect of our lives, from our consumer habits to our buildings. But why can’t we protect what we already have? Here’s why re-using and updating should be at the heart … Continue reading

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The Football League, a backlash over Wonga and an ill-advised award from the Guardian…

When will football clubs stop accepting high profile advertising from payday lenders? Not before newspapers stop giving media awards to the same firms…this is why we ALL need to get real about the activities of these  seemingly harmless firms By … Continue reading

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British jobs for young British workers? It’s the housing crisis that is holding back our generation

PRET A MANGER HAS ANNOUNCED ITS INTENTION TO TARGET YOUNG BRITS FOR 550 NEWLY CREATED JOBS. BUT WHEN RENTS ARE THIS HIGH AND WAGES ARE THIS LOW, YOUNG BRITISH WORKERS CANNOT COMPETE WITH FOREIGN WORKERS. Are they looking elsewhere? by … Continue reading

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