Gamekeeper turned poacher?
So yet again Wonga make the news…. No pre teens taking out loans…. no unfair collection practises….. No this time they have employed a new head of public affairs who happens to have previously been director of external affairs at teh debt charity StepChange…. one of teh strongest critics of payday lenders in general and Wonga specifically.
“Joining Wonga feels like the right move after my time at StepChange,” said Delroy Corinaldi after his new appointment. He is now head of public affairs at a business which he says has been “at the forefront of efforts to lend responsibly”.
Maybe the negotiating table will seem more friendlier now, and maybe the charity will manage to portray a more balanced view?