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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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IVA or DMP – which is better?

Posted 17 October 2017 by Christine Walsh

Do you know the difference between IVAs and DMPs? We explain how these solutions work.

Will the FCA tell banks to slash overdraft charges?

Posted 18 September 2017 by Christine Walsh

The financial watchdog is looking into ways to tackle unarranged overdraft charges.

What’s the best way to pay off debts?

Posted 18 September 2017 by Christine Walsh

When it comes to clearing debts, you need to remember the importance of interest rates and prioritising your bills. Read on to learn more.

Apply for 30 hours free childcare before the deadline

Posted 23 August 2017 by Christine Walsh

Make sure you’re getting the free childcare you’re entitled to – and that you apply in time for this academic year.

How to avoid extra charges from lenders

Posted 21 August 2017 by Christine Walsh

Here are the main ways to make sure you avoid extra charges from your lenders.

How much of your debt could you write-off?

Posted 21 August 2017 by Christine Walsh

When it comes to writing debt off, there are a few options you can look at. In today’s blog, we look at how an IVA works and how much debt it can write off.

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