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Can bailiffs take my car?

Posted 17 September 2019 by Christine Walsh

If you’ve had a letter or a visit from someone who appears to be a bailiff, you’re likely to have a lot of questions.

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Cut your monthly payments with debt consolidation

Posted 29 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

There are a few ways you can put all your debts in one place and simplify the way you repay your debts.

What is my disposable income?

Posted 23 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

Your disposable income is the amount you have left to put towards your debts after all your other essential bills and expenses have been paid.

What’s the IVA register?

Posted 21 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

IVAs are recorded on the Insolvency Register so that there is a public record of insolvencies which can be checked by creditors.

How bankruptcy can leave you debt free in a year

Posted 20 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

Bankruptcy can write off your debts, but there are a few things you need to consider before you apply.

How a DMP can cut your monthly repayments

Posted 16 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

This solution lowers your monthly repayments on your unsecured debts while you continue to repay everything that you owe.

Can the snowball method help you clear your debts?

Posted 15 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

Snowballing is one way to pay off your debts, but don’t forget to look at how much you’re paying in interest too.

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.