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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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Cut the cost of your energy bills

Posted 02 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

If you’re worried about the demands on your money, see whether you can make a saving on your energy bills.

Can I get my debts written off with an IVA?

Posted 02 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

An IVA can write some debt off, but not all. Learn more here.

How to clear your Council Tax arrears

Posted 01 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

It’s really important to pay your Council Tax. Here’s what you need to do if you’re falling behind with this payment.

Are you struggling to save?

Posted 23 February 2017 by Christine Walsh

It’s getting harder for low-income families to save and own their own homes.

If you can’t pay everything, which bills should you never miss?

Posted 20 February 2017 by Emily Bancroft

Not sure which bills to put first? We'll take you through your priority bills so you know which ones you should always pay.

Credit history – how to separate yours from an ex’s

Posted 20 February 2017 by Emily Bancroft

Worried about your ex's bad credit history affecting you? Here's what you need to do.

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