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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?


What are the Debt Relief Order (DRO) restrictions?

Posted 17 July 2016 by Emily Bancroft

When you’re on a DRO, what rules will you need to follow?

Basic bank accounts for people with an IVA

Posted 08 July 2016 by Christine Walsh

Basic bank accounts are available for people who have had credit problems. Learn how they work and why you might need one.

What is an IVA annual review?

Posted 05 July 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Your IVA annual review will make sure your debt solution is on track but what should you expect?

When you’re in debt, should you be saving?

Posted 30 June 2016 by Christine Walsh

It’s best to focus on paying off debt rather than saving. We explain why in our blog.

Can I keep my house on sequestration?

Posted 17 June 2016 by Emily Bancroft

When you enter the Scottish form of bankruptcy, will you always be required to give up your home?

How will a windfall affect my IVA?

Posted 23 May 2016 by Kyri Levendi

A cash windfall may make no difference to your payments on an IVA, or it may clear your debts entirely. Find out more in our latest blog.

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.