Category Archives: Consumer Law

Scalping Gone Legit?

So the recent government report into online ticket touting and scalping makes some useful recommendations, but is far too timid. Scalping and touting is where a third party buys a large number of tickets in order to resell them at … Continue reading

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Payday Lenders Get What They Are Due

The UK government has finally decided to act on Payday lenders. This is a very welcome move, though a move that will not be welcomed by the companies themselves, or their investors – some of whom give sizeable political donations. … Continue reading

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Smartphones and sharp practice

As we return from our holidays our tans will fade and our bills and bank statements will arrive. For some their “bill-shock” will be much greater. If you were unlucky enough to lose or have your phone stolen this summer … Continue reading

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Payday lenders code of nothing

Payday lenders have apparently signed-up to a new code called “The Lending Code for Small Cash Advances”. The aim of the code is to make potential charges on payday loans clearer to those taking out a “loan” of this sort. … Continue reading

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Airlines and debit card charges

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced that 12 budget airlines will over the coming months clearly include “card processing fees” in their ticket prices, instead of the current dubious practice of adding them at the end of the … Continue reading

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