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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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Interest rates look set to rise this year, so how can you protect yourself?

Posted 05 March 2018 by Christine Walsh

With interest rates rising for the first time in over 10 years last November, and experts predicting there could be two more increases this year, will you be able to cope?

Make 2018 the year you take control of your debt

Posted 29 January 2018 by Christine Walsh

It’s a New Year and a traditional time to make a fresh start. If you’re struggling with repaying what you owe, then why not aim to make 2018 the year you tackle your debt problem?

Could an IVA help write off your debts?

Posted 29 January 2018 by Christine Walsh

An Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) could help to write off most of your debts over a fixed term of, usually, five years.

Boost your monthly income with a free benefits check

Posted 29 January 2018 by Christine Walsh

By performing a quick online benefits check, you could add a welcome boost to your monthly income.

The truth about bankruptcy

Posted 10 November 2017 by Christine Walsh

Why is bankruptcy such a scary word?

People in debt to be given ‘breathing space’ to get help

Posted 10 November 2017 by Christine Walsh

Plans for up to six weeks ‘breathing space’ for people in debt, announced by The Treasury.

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.