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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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Hiding money from an IVA

Posted 25 November 2019 by Christine Walsh

When you start an IVA you agree to pay in what you can afford - after living costs - into it for a fixed term, usually 5 years. In return your lenders agree to write off any remaining debts at the end of the term.

A quick guide to debt forums

Posted 14 November 2019 by Christine Walsh

This is our quick guide to debt forums in the UK

Can I change from a DMP to an IVA?

Posted 14 November 2019 by Christine Walsh

Changing from a DMP to an IVA might be possible, but there’s a lot to think about before going ahead with it.

Money and your mental health

Posted 08 November 2019 by Christine Walsh

Money and mental health problems are still two of the things we find it hardest to talk about. But they're both important - and also intrinsically linked.

Debt and Mental Health Evidence Form: a complete guide

Posted 06 November 2019 by Christine Walsh

The debt and mental health evidence form lets you make your lenders aware of any mental health issues you’re having.

Can you inherit debt from your parents?

Posted 05 November 2019 by Christine Walsh

When a loved one dies, dealing with their debts can make a difficult time even harder.

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.