The Great Debate UK
Rachel Mason is public relations manager at Fair Investment. The opinions expressed are her own.
A recent survey by Moneysupermaket.com has found that the zero per cent introductory offers on credit cards are getting longer while the rates that kick in once the period is over are getting higher, and now consumer groups are arguing that banks should be held accountable for luring poor innocent people into debts they cannot repay.
Yes, the banks should be more sensible, because this is exactly how they got themselves into a mess the last time, but what happened to taking responsibility for our own actions? Just because someone offers you ‘credit’ doesn’t mean you should take it – if you don’t have the money, don’t spend it.
Sadly, it is the same everywhere – we live in a blame society. If something goes wrong, it must be someone else’s fault.