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  1. 27 Jun 2013

    Citizens Advice Scotland have backed the OFT’s decision to refer the payday loans industry to the Competition Commission, over concerns about how the industry works.

     

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  2. 27 May 2013

    Citizens Advice Scotland want to hear from Scots who have been treated unfairly by payday loan companies in the last 6 months.  As CAB colleagues in England and Wales today publish the findings of a survey of payday loan customers there, CAS is extending the Scottish version of the survey to allow more Scots to come forward and report their negative experiences. The survey is at http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ScotlandPDLs .

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  3. 6 Mar 2013

    Citizens Advice Scotland have backed the OFT’s latest action on payday loans, which includes a 12-week deadline for firms to stamp out unfair lending or lose their licence.

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  4. 15 Feb 2013

    The government’s policy of forcing people to apply online for jobs and benefits is causing huge challenges for those who don’t have internet skills or access, according to a new report by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

  5. 30 Jan 2013

    The Bank of Scotland have released figures today (Wednesday) showing that many Scots are having to dip into their savings just to meet the rising cost of living.

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  6. 28 Nov 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have welcomed reports that the government is to consider enabling a cap on ‘payday loan’ interest rates.

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  7. 26 Nov 2012

    The Scottish CAB service is today launching a campaign to make sure people don’t fall victim to crisis debt through payday loans.

  8. 5 Nov 2012

    CAS has developed a series of short videos that highlight aspects of the work of the Scottish CAB Service. The first to be launched is on energy: watch it and please do share with your friends. 

    More videos will be coming soon...

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  9. 17 Oct 2012

    As welfare changes begin to affect people across the country, Citizens Advice Scotland is producing briefings outlining their impact on people across Scotland in our Voices from the Frontline series.This briefing looks at the increasing number of sanctions that have been applied to jobseekers in the past two years and the effects that they have had on claimants.

  10. 4 Sep 2012

    Thousands of people in Scotland are being forced to rely on charities for food handouts, according to new evidence from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

    The report published today (Tuesday) shows that the numbers of Scottish CAB clients who have made a charitable application has doubled over the last 2 years to 2,200.

  11. 25 Jul 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have responded to today’s insolvency figures, urging those who are struggling financially to get advice before making any major decisions about their finances.
    Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) today report there were 5,601 personal insolvencies in Scotland in the first quarter of 2012/13. This is a 14.9 per cent increase on the previous quarter and a 5.3 per cent increase on the same period in the previous year. 

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  12. 25 Jun 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have urged Scots to beware companies who buy their ‘unwanted’ gold, after receiving evidence that some of these traders are exploiting customers.

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  13. 24 May 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have welcomed the UK government’s announcement of measures to improve the codes of practice among payday lenders.

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  14. 14 Apr 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said many Scottish households are facing financial crisis, amid new reports that the cost of running a home is higher than ever.

  15. 21 Mar 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said there is nothing in the budget that will really help people who are struggling financially, and that the government does not understand the extent of the problems many hard working families are facing.

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  16. 24 Feb 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have backed the OFT review of payday loans, and have urged people meanwhile to avoid the ‘misery’ of high-interest loans. 

  17. 24 Feb 2012

    The government’s welfare reforms are having a devastating impact on thousands of sick and disabled Scots – according to evidence published today (Thursday 23rd Feb) by Citizens Advice Scotland

  18. 24 Feb 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have backed the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) review of payday loans, and have urged people meanwhile to avoid the ‘misery’ of high-interest loans.

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  19. 16 Feb 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have backed the findings of a new survey which shows that 70% of UK families are living ‘on the edge of poverty’.

  20. 30 Jan 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have welcomed the Financial Services Bill’s proposal that consumer credit will in future be regulated by the FCA (Financial Credit Authority). But they have also said the agency must have full powers to tackle wrongdoing in the lending industry.

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