Monthly Archives: August 2013

Has the short-term credit market reached a new low with ‘Loans for Poor People’?

Online loan companies and brokers are using tawdry tactics to try and attract vulnerable customers – what can we do to make sure this doesn’t have terrible consequences? by iona bain New rules were ushered in this year to ensure … Continue reading


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Is Lady Gaga and the like taking young fans for a ride?

As One Direction and Lady Gaga are set to cash in on their newest projects, I look at the marketing techniques deployed by the entertainment industry, and ask whether it is financially exploiting young fans by IONA BAIN Why has … Continue reading

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My recent Ch 4 news debate–what was said, what wasn’t said and what YOU had to say about it

by Iona Bain SO the dust has settled following my recent appearance on Channel 4 news – I thought I’d take the opportunity to look back on what the experience taught me, as well as expand on the big themes … Continue reading

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