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Alternative to pricey payday loans

Payday lenders have been subject to fierce criticism in 2013, with politicians, religious leaders and campaigners questioning their conduct and calling for tougher regulation.

But despite this, it is estimated that the number of people planning to pay for Christmas with a payday loan rose by almost a fifth.

John Maguire has been to Cumbria to find out about a new credit union that is trying to take on the high-interest lenders.

  • 28 Dec 2013
  • From the section UK
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