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but hundreds of thousands of customers of WageDay Advance were mis-sold products. After being hit by a large volume of compensation claims, the company went into administration earlier this year. This situation means those affected will now be entitled to just a fraction of the money they’re owed. And they’re currently receiving emails telling them of this. Here’s the full story.
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In a case that mirrors the demise of Wonga, the company folded after being hit by a wave of compensation claims for mis-sold loans.
However, now the company is in administration, those who have paid off loans but are entitled to compensation have become unsecured creditors. They can only expect a fraction of the full compensation payout.
It had been one of the middle-ranking payday lenders operating in the UK, with most customers applying for loans online or through their smartphones from WageDay.
it won an industry award when it was named the best short-term loan provider.
But many loans had been mis-sold to people who could not afford to pay them back, had loans rolled over, or had multiple loans with other providers. Thousands of these customers complained, many via claims management companies.