christian-wiediger-606395-unsplash-1Research findings from the Digital Interfaces & Debt project has made national news. Reports have focused on our recommendation for a ‘credit curfew’ – a pause on access to high-cost credit during the hours of 11pm and 7am to help minimise the number of borrowers with unmanageable debts. A lot of borrowing happens at night, with many consumers describing borrowing at this time as impulsive and something that they later regretted.

The Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/credit-curfew-late-night-borrowers-payday-loans-kxr7t0762

BBC Online https://bbc.in/2X4fzJe

BBC Radio 4 Money Box (Dr Rachel Gordon talks about the research): https://bbc.in/2ESRGNU (listen from 10:20)

BBC Radio Newcastle (Dr James Ash discusses our call for a credit curfew): https://bbc.in/2JB8exS (listen from 22.22)

 

Credit curfew receives media attention