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How will starting a debt solution impact your credit score?

Posted 05 March 2018 by Christine Walsh

Starting a debt solution might be the right way for you to take control of your debts, but the knock-on effect could be a badly damaged credit score, right? Come to think of it, if you go on a debt solution, could it stop you from ever borrowing again?

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Notice of defaults: everything you need to know

Posted 07 January 2020 by Christine Walsh

Getting letters from your creditors can be one of the most stressful and confusing aspects of being in problem debt. And some letters - like a notice of default - can have serious implications.

Attachment of earnings: our ultimate guide

Posted 07 January 2020 by Christine Walsh

Getting an Attachment of Earnings can be worrying and leave you wondering what to do. No doubt about it, the authorities don’t make it easy.

IVA definition and what it means for you

Posted 10 December 2019 by Christine Walsh

What do you need to know when you’re thinking of starting an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA)?

What’s the IVA register?

Posted 09 December 2019 by Christine Walsh

It’s worth pointing out something straight away: it’s not called the IVA register. It is the Individual Insolvency Register: a publicly available record kept by the Insolvency Service which is a department of the Government.

How long does an IVA last?

Posted 09 December 2019 by Christine Walsh

There's a lot of information out there about IVAs - not all of it accurate! - but we're here to give you the facts.

Council tax discount: a complete guide

Posted 09 December 2019 by Christine Walsh

You might be paying full Council Tax costs when in fact you are eligible for a discount.

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