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Money Talks: payday loans, Wonga ad banned and how to become …

Hello and welcome to this week’s Money Talks – a roundup of the week’s biggest stories and some things you may have missed.

Money news

Wonga’s ad breached the ASA code.
Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA
Payday loans shaken up by competition regulator
British homebuyers at back of queue for local flats
Wonga ad banned for not mentioning 5,853% interest rate
Mortgage price war expected as lenders fight for market share
More employees ‘taking time off to care for relatives’
UK house prices expected to fall by 0.8% in 2015
Flat in London goes on sale for (just) less than £100,000


Even a humble cup of tea made from a teabag has years of tasting experience behind it.
Photograph: Alamy

How do I become … a tea taster

Consumer champions

Camelot now says it will refund reader’s charges.
Photograph: Alamy
Camelot hit the jackpot when it debited my account several times
Why is First Utility sitting on my energy bill refund?
Elderly mother needs protecting from Boilershield’s cold calls

In pictures

The Guardian’s UK headquarters at Kings Place, in north London.
Photograph: BCO

UK’s best offices revealed – and no table football in sight

In the spotlight

Workers in their 50s are being warned that they are the primary target for pensions scammers.
Photograph: Cultura RM / Alamy/Alamy

Beware the crooks who want to get their hands on your pension pot – one in eight employees aged 50 or over has been the target of fraudsters promising to release their pension savings

Work advice

Career cares? Work woes? Out of love with the office? Our expert is on hand to help. Put your questions to Jeremy, and help other readers with their worries.

Money deals

Is your current energy deal coming to an end? Don’t end up on the standard tariff. You can switch quickly and easily with the Guardian Energy Comparison Service. Compare dual fuel and separate gas and electricity deals so you’re sure you’re getting the right price for you.

Get up to 3% interest on balances up to £20,000 and up to 3% cashback on your household bills with the Santander 123 current account. Just fund the account with £500 a month and set up at least two direct debits to qualify. There is a £2 a month fee.

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