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Make sure you understand the vital difference between arrears and default letters

Posted 13 April 2017 by Christine Walsh

Make sure you know whether you’ve got an arrears letter or a default notice.

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What does undischarged bankrupt mean?

Posted 23 December 2015 by Shelley Bowers

Bankruptcy has lots of complicated terms associated with it, but here’s one you won’t have to wonder about anymore.

How long after a debt solution should I wait before starting to borrow again?

Posted 07 August 2015 by Shelley Bowers

So, you've finished your debt solution and you want to know the right time to start borrowing again. Read on for our advice.

Myth Busting: Credit Ratings

Posted 09 March 2015 by Kyri Levendi

How does your credit rating affect your life? Can you still get credit with a low score? Learn the answers to these, and other questions, in our handy guide.

How to avoid hidden borrowing costs

Posted 09 February 2015 by Emily Bancroft

If you ever miss a payment, you may be met with unexpected borrowing costs. To help you avoid these additional charges, we’ve got all you need to know.

Could you still afford your mortgage if interest rates rose?

Posted 19 December 2014 by Emily Bancroft

The Bank of England reports that most households wouldn’t struggle with an increase in interest rates, but almost 500,000 households may find it hard to meet their mortgage payments if rates do go up.

Famous people who overcame problem debts

Posted 17 September 2014 by Sarah Symons

It can sometimes feel like you’re the only one struggling with problem debt, but these famous figures had issues with it 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.