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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 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.

How to get debt free in a year

Posted 16 July 2017 by Christine Walsh

Bankruptcy and Debt Relief Orders both allow people to become debt free in a year. Read on to find out more.

Maximise your income by checking which benefits you’re entitled to

Posted 14 July 2017 by Christine Walsh

Our benefits calculator is a great way to make sure you’re maximising your income. Read on to find out more.

Keep the kids entertained for less over the summer holidays

Posted 20 June 2017 by Christine Walsh

There are lots of great ways to keep the whole family entertained over the summer holidays without breaking the bank. Here are some of our best ideas.

Can you settle your debts and pay less?

Posted 14 June 2017 by Christine Walsh

It’s sometimes possible to clear your debts with a lump sum of money, even if you don’t have enough to repay everything you owe. If your lenders agree to accept the lower amount, this is known as a ‘partial’ or ‘full and final’ settlement.

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.