Our campaign to stop universities and colleges accepting advertising from payday lenders is well underway, with three education providers already signed up.
Talking about the campaign Pete Mercer, NUS national vice-president (welfare), said:
“Students are struggling to make ends meet and this is having a real impact on their well-being and their education.
“It’s clear that at least some payday lenders are targeting vulnerable students and the government has so far failed to act so it’s important we do everything we can to limit their ability to reach our campuses. For example, three times as many students with caring responsibilities use payday loans as other students.
“It’s great that these institutions have already joined our campaign and I hope that others will soon follow suit.”