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More people are declaring themselves bankrupt online

Posted 01 November 2016 by Christine Walsh

More people apply to make themselves bankrupt after the application process moves online.

How to dispute a debt – and when you can win

Posted 31 October 2016 by Emily Bancroft

When is a debt not yours to pay – and when do you have to cover it?

If a debt is sold to another company, do I have to pay?

Posted 29 October 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Who really owns your debt? It can be worrying to get a letter telling you that your creditor has sold your debt to another company.

Can I go to prison for not paying debts?

Posted 28 October 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Don’t worry that you’ll be sent to ‘debtors’ prison’ – this can’t happen for the majority of debts.

Bill proposed to give people in debt more breathing space

Posted 21 October 2016 by Christine Walsh

New Bill hopes to give people struggling with debt a years’ breathing space.

Is an IVA the same as a Debt Management Plan?

Posted 20 October 2016 by Christine Walsh

Learn the difference between an IVA and a Debt Management Plan.

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