Mr Lender’s top Pancake toppers!

With Shrove Tuesday just around the corner, the team here at Mr Lender thought we would share our favourite pancake recipes and toppings and how to make them (without breaking the bank!).

First things first.

Make yourself a whole bunch of pancake batter.

Making the batter yourself means it will stretch further.

Making the batter yourself means it will stretch further.

Don’t go for the pre-made batter mixes, it’s so much cheaper (and easier) to make your own. For a family of 4 you will need roughly:

  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 300ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil or vegetable, plus extra for frying
  •  a pinch of salt

So what are our favourite toppings?

Danielle – Chocolate and Banana

Melted chocolate is a seriously decadent pancake topping.

Melted chocolate is a seriously decadent pancake topping.

Melt some cooking chocolate in a microwave (the tip – do it for 20 secs at a time, to stop it from congealing), add some sliced bananas and BINGO!

Claire – Lemon and Sugar

Sometimes, traditional is best.

Sometimes, traditional is best.

Sometimes simple is best. Use fresh lemons instead of the pre-packaged juice, and add a sprinkling of sugar on top. Tasty. Jen – Cinnamon and Honey

The healthy alternative for those with a sweet tooth!

The healthy alternative for those with a sweet tooth!

I like to stay healthy, honey & cinnamon is one of my favourite combinations to help sweeten most things, whether it’s porridge or pancakes!

Andrew – Courgette and Feta

A savoury alternative to the sweeter toppings.

A savoury alternative to the sweeter toppings.

I don’t really have a sweet tooth, so courgette and feta is one of my top choices. Fry off the courgette in a little oil, and crumble in some feta. A little goes a long way with both of these

Liam – Golden Syrup

One of the UK's top pancake 'toppers'.

One of the UK’s top pancake ‘toppers’.

Another national favourite. Sometimes you just can’t go wrong with a slathering of golden syrup. It’s worth investing in a tin, because you can use it again and again in future recipes.

So there you have it, we’re all quite excited for Pancake Day, and can’t wait to get experimenting. What are your favourite toppings? Let us know in the comments below!

(recipe source: BBC Good Food)

Another #SuperSocialChristmas competition from Mr Lender

Here at Mr Lender, with a week to go until Christmas Eve, we are feeling pretty festive. To help get you into the Christmas spirit, we are hosting yet ANOTHER  #SuperSocialChristmas Christmas competitions.

This time we’re giving away a cash prize of £50 to one lucky winner selected at random, who answers the question below correctly.

Enter our SuperSocialChristmas competition on Facebook by clicking here.

Enter our #SuperSocialChristmas competition on Facebook by clicking here.

We want to know if you can name all NINE of Santa’s reindeer.

There are two ways to enter:

Facebook:

Click here to enter, like our page and leave your answer as a comment under the competition status.

Twitter:

Send us a tweet with your answer, remembering to include @MrLender in your response.

Good Luck everybody.

Mr Lender’s advice for living on a budget – #3

Watching your cash flow month can help you towards those saving goals.

Watching your cash flow month can help you towards those saving goals.

We all know that one of the biggest sources of our outgoings is food/drink and ultimately, food/drink wastage.

According to Love Food, Hate Waste, as a nation, we waste around 7 million tonnes of food and drink per year.

Love Food, Hate Waste claim that ‘…wasting this food costs the average household £470 a year, rising to £700 for a family with children, the equivalent of around £60 a month…’

Here are some of our tips for helping you to cut down on your costs when it comes to food.

Research recipes online.

Some of our favourite websites have entire sections dedicated to cooking on a budget. We recommend doing some research on google and bookmarking them.

Batch Cooking.

Cooking one pot recipes from scratch and then freezing them, will mean that you save money by cooking something new every single day. Plan in advance what you want to cook, and stick to that plan: if you cook enough batch meals, you won’t run into the danger of too much repetition either.

Fresh bread.

Baking fresh bread can save you money and tastes great.

Get Baking!

Baking your bread or treats like cakes and biscuits not only saves money but will ensure that you can keep a watchful eye on everything that goes into your food. Get your family involved and cook together too!

Get inventive with your recipes too! We’d love to hear some of your money saving advice when it comes to food!

Check out part 2 of our series here…

Check out part one of our series here…

Mr Lender’s festive giveaway #1

mr lender christmasIn a series of xmas challenges, over the next few weeks Mr Lender HQ is giving away some amazing prizes.

Prize #1:

This one is very simple! We would like to get to 6000 followers on Twitter – as soon as we do, we will away £250 in cash to one lucky follower!

Click here to follow us on Twitter, RT us and spread the word!

Payday loans and APR…

The Mr Lender logo
The Mr Lender logo

Mr Lender will always display the representative APR clearly.

APR (stands for Annual Percentage Rate), is something that can cause quite a headache for those borrowing money.

APR can apply to both short term and long term borrowing, and is usually applied to various items, such as credit cards, store cards, car payments, gadget payments, mortgages, unauthorised overdrafts and short/long term loans. (Of course there are lots more examples not listed here!)

Most APR rates are calculated as you would expect, (annually), but how does the APR work for the payday loan industry?

For short term lending, the APR, is required by law to be included on all public materials, and here at Mr Lender, we calculate it using a formula given to us as per financial regulations.

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Mr Lender can offer short term loans of up to £500

This formula is quite complex; that quite often a high representative APR is given. Naturally this can be quite disruptive for very short term loans, because it can give quite a different impression on what the interest charges applied are.

Our advice, for those considering a payday loan solution. Do your homework. When you are shopping around, make sure you look into the total amount repayable, as well as the length of time you need your loan for.

Mr Lender will never charge more than £35 per £100 borrowed. Why not see it for yourself by clicking here

If you do not believe you will be able to repay a short term loan by the time your payday arrives, we would not recommend that you take out a payday loan.

Welcome!

Welcome to the brand new Mr Lender blog.

Who are we?

Mr Lender, is a payday loan provider, established in 2009. We like to help those in short-term financial difficulty by providing loans between £80 and £500 that will generally be repaid within 30 days.

How do I qualify?

At the time of application you must:

  • Be over the age of 20.
  • Have a regular income of £800 (net) per month.
  • Hold a valid debit card.

How does it work?

For the best experience possible, we first recommend visiting www.mrlender.com – our homepage will do most of the work for you.

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Our easy to use homepage sliders.

Simply enter your required loan amount, and the date your next payday falls on.

So that seems easy enough….what comes next?

Once you click ‘Apply Now’, you will be greeted with the screen below – enter your details as instructed.

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The simple Mr Lender contact form.

Click the ‘Submit’ button to receive a phone call from one of our trained advisers, who will go through your application with you and let you know whether it has been successful.

Once approved your loan could be with you within the hour!

Unable to apply online? Don’t worry!

You can still contact us via telephone on: 0208 532 5036.

Are you following Mr Lender on social media? You can find us on Twitter by clicking here and our Facebook account by clicking here.

Please note: We will NOT lend to any customers that have any evidence of CCJs, IVAs or Bankruptcy. All applications are subject to credit checks and affordability assessments and not everyone who applies will be offered a loan or the amount applied for. Our advisers will do their best to help.