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How to get debt free in a year

Posted 16 July 2017 by Christine Walsh

Bankruptcy and Debt Relief Orders both allow people to become debt free in a year. Read on to find out more.

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Maximise your income by checking which benefits you’re entitled to

Posted 14 July 2017 by Christine Walsh

Our benefits calculator is a great way to make sure you’re maximising your income. Read on to find out more.

Keep the kids entertained for less over the summer holidays

Posted 20 June 2017 by Christine Walsh

There are lots of great ways to keep the whole family entertained over the summer holidays without breaking the bank. Here are some of our best ideas.

Can you settle your debts and pay less?

Posted 14 June 2017 by Christine Walsh

It’s sometimes possible to clear your debts with a lump sum of money, even if you don’t have enough to repay everything you owe. If your lenders agree to accept the lower amount, this is known as a ‘partial’ or ‘full and final’ settlement.

More breathing space for people in debt could be on the horizon

Posted 13 June 2017 by Christine Walsh

Both Labour and the Conservatives pledged more breathing space for those struggling with debts. We have a look at what could change for people struggling with debts, now we know the result of the election.

How does sequestration work?

Posted 22 May 2017 by Christine Walsh

Sequestration is one way to solve your debt problems, if you live in Scotland. But you need to make sure it’s the right solution for you first and that you’ve considered the alternatives.

Struggling with your overdraft? There’s always a way to beat overdraft debt

Posted 11 May 2017 by Christine Walsh

You might be able to deal with your overdraft by opening a basic bank account or switching to an interest free account.

To find out more about managing your money and getting free debt advice, visit Money Advice Service, an independent service set up to help people manage their money.