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Make 2018 the year you take control of your debt

Posted 29 January 2018 by Christine Walsh

It’s a New Year and a traditional time to make a fresh start. If you’re struggling with repaying what you owe, then why not aim to make 2018 the year you tackle your debt problem?

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Could an IVA help write off your debts?

Posted 29 January 2018 by Christine Walsh

An Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) could help to write off most of your debts over a fixed term of, usually, five years.

People in debt to be given ‘breathing space’ to get help

Posted 10 November 2017 by Christine Walsh

Plans for up to six weeks ‘breathing space’ for people in debt, announced by The Treasury.

IVAs hit record high in the third quarter of 2017

Posted 01 November 2017 by Christine Walsh

New stats from the Insolvency Service show a rise in the number of IVAs over the third quarter of this year.

IVA or DMP – which is better?

Posted 17 October 2017 by Christine Walsh

Do you know the difference between IVAs and DMPs? We explain how these solutions work.

What’s the best way to pay off debts?

Posted 18 September 2017 by Christine Walsh

When it comes to clearing debts, you need to remember the importance of interest rates and prioritising your bills. Read on to learn more.

How to avoid extra charges from lenders

Posted 21 August 2017 by Christine Walsh

Here are the main ways to make sure you avoid extra charges from your lenders.

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.