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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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Help with your essential bills

Posted 09 April 2015 by Emily Bancroft

Recent research found that some people are struggling to afford even the essentials, but what can you do if you can’t pay for food?

Coping with the school holidays on a tight budget

Posted 07 April 2015 by Sarah Symons

It can be hard to keep the kids entertained in the school holidays, especially when you don’t have the money to spend on day’s out or activities.

Zero hours contracts and repaying unsecured debts

Posted 26 March 2015 by Sarah Symons

Flexible, temporary, or zero hours contracts could be hitting British workers hard and making it difficult for them to pay their bills.

10 ways to save on your utility bills

Posted 23 March 2015 by Shelley Bowers

Trying to keep your household expenditure at an affordable level is tough, so we’ve come up with some tips on how you could reduce your gas, electricity and water bills.

Hiding from the truth: why you should read emails from your bank or credit card provider

Posted 11 March 2015 by Shelley Bowers

Are you one of the 1 in 8 who ignores some financial emails? If so, you could be missing out.

Saving money on your phone bill

Posted 16 February 2015 by Shelley Bowers

Being frugal and cutting back is essential if money is tight, and especially if you’re managing problem debts. Check out our guide on how you could save on your mobile phone bill.

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.