People and businesses looking for a loan are being invited to meet with Which? money expert Martin Lewis.
Now in its second year, the bank-funded scheme aims to give consumers and businesses with a chance to talk to independent, impartial experts about their borrowing and to use the expertise to get an affordable deal.
Last year over 1,000 people attended the event. Topics covered included a current account review, credit and account payments, business finance and business borrowing and even how to find the best financial products.
Martin Lewis is working with a number of businesses this year including Dun elm, Matalan, and FreeCell Finance.
The free event is in London at Earls Court Exhibition Centre,
Saturday 10 June
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Commenting on the event, Martin Lewis, money expert at moneygiving.com, said:
‘Nobody should be taken in by dodgy personal loans or payday loans, but if you are, you need to be armed with the right information to make a fair choice. People get so many mixed messages about borrowing from dodgy companies that it can be hard to know what is right and what isn’t. ‘This event has a high proportion of independent experts from big names, like TSB, with an important message. If you want to borrow, don’t be scared to ask for the best deal. ‘Even though banks charge some of the highest rates in the world, the event is very pro-banking. Many people pay into their current accounts rather than getting interest on their cash, so we will be aiming to offer unbiased comparisons of these rates.’
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This article was updated on 9 April 2017 to provide the correct title for Martin Lewis and to include the exact time and location of the event.
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