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How to get debt free in a year

Posted 16 July 2017 by Christine Walsh

Bankruptcy and Debt Relief Orders both allow people to become debt free in a year. Read on to find out more.

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Can you settle your debts and pay less?

Posted 14 June 2017 by Christine Walsh

It’s sometimes possible to clear your debts with a lump sum of money, even if you don’t have enough to repay everything you owe. If your lenders agree to accept the lower amount, this is known as a ‘partial’ or ‘full and final’ settlement.

More breathing space for people in debt could be on the horizon

Posted 13 June 2017 by Christine Walsh

Both Labour and the Conservatives pledged more breathing space for those struggling with debts. We have a look at what could change for people struggling with debts, now we know the result of the election.

How does sequestration work?

Posted 22 May 2017 by Christine Walsh

Sequestration is one way to solve your debt problems, if you live in Scotland. But you need to make sure it’s the right solution for you first and that you’ve considered the alternatives.

Struggling with your overdraft? There’s always a way to beat overdraft debt

Posted 11 May 2017 by Christine Walsh

You might be able to deal with your overdraft by opening a basic bank account or switching to an interest free account.

Is your car finance driving you into a debt problem?

Posted 11 May 2017 by Christine Walsh

More and more of us have car finance. If you are struggling to meet your repayments it’s important to know what type of finance you’ve got and how to tackle it

Debt Arrangement Schemes and how they work

Posted 25 April 2017 by Christine Walsh

DAS lowers your unsecured repayments, freezes interest and charges and protects you from legal action, but there are drawbacks.

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.