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What to do if you owe money to your family

Posted 22 September 2016 by Christine Walsh

What to do if you’ve borrowed money from family and now you can’t pay them back.

Is a variable income making it difficult to afford your repayments?

Posted 21 September 2016 by Christine Walsh

Find out how many people are on a variable income and how this can make maintaining payments more difficult.

Doorstep debt collection rules

Posted 18 September 2016 by Christine Walsh

A knock at your door by a debt collection agent can be overwhelming. If you find yourself in this situation – don’t panic! We’ll talk you through all you need to know.

Debts in Scotland – what is diligence?

Posted 17 September 2016 by Christine Walsh

What exactly is diligence? If you’re dealing with debts in Scotland, it’s important to understand this key term.

Can you get debt help for student loans?

Posted 15 September 2016 by Emily Bancroft

When it comes to debt solutions, student debts aren’t always like other debts – but that doesn’t mean a plan can’t help.

How long does a CCJ last on your credit file?

Posted 09 September 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Find out how a County Court Judgement (CCJ) could affect your credit record.

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.