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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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How to avoid extra charges from your lenders

Posted 20 February 2017 by Emily Bancroft

Make sure you don’t have to pay any extra on what you owe.

How claiming Universal Credit could push you into debt

Posted 09 February 2017 by Emily Bancroft

Make sure the wait for the first payment doesn’t affect you.

Why you’re not alone with debt

Posted 08 February 2017 by Christine Walsh

We know that dealing with debt can feel isolating – but it doesn’t have to be. Find out here how sharing the problem can help.

Married? Learn about the tax break that could save you cash

Posted 08 February 2017 by Emily Bancroft

If you’re married or in a civil partnership, did you know there’s a tax break you could take advantage of that may save you both hundreds of pounds? Find out more here.

Debt write-off – too good to be true?

Posted 08 February 2017 by Kyri Levendi

You may think the idea of all your debts being written off is too good to be true. In reality, it can be an option – find out more here.

Debt write-off – is it too good to be true?

Posted 08 February 2017 by Kyri Levendi

If you're in debt and you live in Scotland, it's sometimes possible to have your debt written off. Learn more here.

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.