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What if I can’t pay my debts because of coronavirus?

Posted 17 March 2020 by Christine Walsh

Our debt solutions help people deal with their debts over the medium to long term, so they may not be what you need if you're finding it difficult to make repayments in the short term because of coronavirus. Here’s what you can do instead.

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If my lenders haven’t contacted me, do I have to repay them?

Posted 30 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

If a debt is statute barred, it means that it’s too old for a creditor to start any court action against you.

Cut your monthly payments with debt consolidation

Posted 29 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

There are a few ways you can put all your debts in one place and simplify the way you repay your debts.

What is my disposable income?

Posted 23 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

Your disposable income is the amount you have left to put towards your debts after all your other essential bills and expenses have been paid.

How bankruptcy can leave you debt free in a year

Posted 20 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

Bankruptcy can write off your debts, but there are a few things you need to consider before you apply.

How a DMP can cut your monthly repayments

Posted 16 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

This solution lowers your monthly repayments on your unsecured debts while you continue to repay everything that you owe.

Can the snowball method help you clear your debts?

Posted 15 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

Snowballing is one way to pay off your debts, but don’t forget to look at how much you’re paying in interest too.

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.