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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 much should I put aside for sundries and emergencies?

Posted 10 September 2016 by Christine Walsh

Having an emergency fund is great but not everybody should be saving the same amount. Read on to learn more.

Faced with an unexpected bill on a Debt Management Plan?

Posted 08 September 2016 by Christine Walsh

Will you be able to cope with an unexpected bill if you start a DMP?

Can you take extra credit out when you’re on a Debt Management Plan?

Posted 01 September 2016 by Emily Bancroft

What are the rules about borrowing while you’re on a DMP?

How long will my name stay on the Insolvency Register?

Posted 27 August 2016 by Christine Walsh

If you are insolvent, your details will appear on the Insolvency Register. Learn more here.

The pros and cons of a Debt Arrangement Scheme

Posted 24 August 2016 by Christine Walsh

Find out how a DAS will affect your life by exploring the pros of cons of this Scottish debt solution.

What does the term undischarged bankrupt mean?

Posted 23 August 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Find out what it means when you’re not discharged from bankruptcy.

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