News and views
As one of the most high-profile businesses in the finance sector, we attract a broad range of views on what we do. Here's our factual take on some of the hot topics involving Wonga.
Which? advertising research
Date article publshed: 26/01/2013 Read original article >
On 26th January 2013, MailOnline published a piece about Which? Money research into short-term loans advertising on children’s television.
The article mentions Wonga as one of the “highest spenders on adverts shown on Channel 5 during the breakfast slots, at which time kids' television programmes are broadcast.”
Wonga's Ten Commitments
Date article publshed: 26/07/2013 Read original article >
After the media attention surrounding the Archbishop of Canterbury’s comments yesterday, we have joined the wider debate by publishing ‘Wonga’s Ten Commitments’ in national newspapers.
Wonga advertising: the facts
Date article publshed: 06/11/2013 Read original article >
Earlier today we were asked by BBC Radio 5 Live to provide a statement in response to comments made by Martin Lewis about the nature and intentions of our advertising.
Date article publshed: 23/11/2013 Read original article >
Over the past week there have been a couple of misleading articles about Wonga “offering” loans to teenagers, following a limited direct marketing campaign we recently ran.
We have a long-standing policy not to market to children, as clearly set out on OpenWonga, and as a responsible lender we never lend to anyone under 18. We have one of the most sophisticated risk-decision processes in the industry, which crunches thousands of pieces of data for every loan application, including numerous checks on an applicant’s date of birth.
Wonga ‘APR’ TV advert
You may have seen reports in the media over the last few days about the ban of one of our TV ads by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
'Twitter Takedown' request
In response to the tweets over the weekend, we wanted to clear a few things up.
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