FCA reveals financial hardship of average loan users

Prior to announcing proposals for a new cap on the costs of taking out loans from payday lenders, the FCA conducted a survey of 2,000 representative customers.

The results identify the level of financial difficulties those borrowing endure.

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FCA is proposing an initial cost cap of 0.8 per cent per day of the amount borrowed for new loans or loans rolled over. Credit: FCA
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Currently 1.6 million people in the UK take out 10 million loans valued at a total £2.5 billion. Credit: FCA

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Payday loans interest rates capped from January

The Financial Conduct Authority has announced plans to impose a price cap on payday lenders from January.