I took down an online payday loan – but at minimum I’m ashamed of it

Appropriate loan sharks are normalising financial obligation and, worst of most, the national government is cosying up in their mind

Of the many stupid, shameful things We have admitted to in this magazine – viewing The X Factor, being deeply in love with the Duchess of Cambridge – having applied for a payday loan must top all of them.

We ummmed and ahhed about exposing this for a long time, because coming to operate naked is less embarrassing, less humiliating, less ignominious than admitting that, during the period of couple of years, We paid nearly three grand for that Ј700 loan, financing We took away simply to pay money for a journey to Kenya thus I could go to my best friend’s wedding, a marriage that dissolved within a 12 months, and therefore, in essence, We had spent Ј3,000 to (type of) view a pride of lions, get chronic sunstroke and stay bitten to buggery by a lot of malarial mosquitoes. Continue reading