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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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Can bailiffs enter your home when you are not there?

Posted 09 December 2019 by Christine Walsh

If someone who appears to be a bailiff visits your home or writes to you, you’re likely to have a lot of questions.

The debt advice apprenticeship

Posted 02 December 2019 by Christine Walsh

The debt advice apprenticeship, the first-of-its-kind in the UK, has been approved by the Institute of Apprenticeships.

What happens if your DRO is revoked?

Posted 28 November 2019 by Christine Walsh

A Debt Relief Order (DRO) will have a positive impact on your household’s finances, allowing you to clear your unsecured debts in just 12 months. If your DRO is a risk of being revoked, you’ll want to take every step to try and avoid that.

Statute-barred debt: do you need to pay?

Posted 28 November 2019 by Christine Walsh

You may have heard that there is a certain period of time after which your lenders cannot make you repay a debt. This refers to something called ‘statute barred debt’ (also sometimes known as ‘time barred debt’ or ‘time limited debt’).

3 steps to get out of a payday loan nightmare

Posted 26 November 2019 by Christine Walsh

So you’ve taken a payday loan and the repayment is due, but you can’t afford it. At this point you might be tempted to take out another payday loan and use it to make the repayment.

Benefits Checker

Posted 26 November 2019 by Christine Walsh

Every year in the UK, people miss out on a staggering amount of money in unclaimed benefits.

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