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What if I can’t pay my debts because of coronavirus?

Posted 17 March 2020 by Christine Walsh

Our debt solutions help people deal with their debts over the medium to long term, so they may not be what you need if you're finding it difficult to make repayments in the short term because of coronavirus. Here’s what you can do instead.

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Sheriff officers collecting your debt in Scotland: what can they do?

Posted 03 February 2018 by Shelley Bowers

If you live in Scotland, you have rights when it comes to sheriff officers. Find out what they are here.

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.