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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.

Can the FCA get the interest and charges on your credit card written off or frozen?

Posted 18 April 2017 by Christine Walsh

The FCA thinks too many people are in persistent credit card debt and they’ve proposed new ways for credit card companies to help their customers.

Lenders contacting you for payment? Here’s what you need to do to make it stop

Posted 17 April 2017 by Christine Walsh

If your lenders are asking you for payments, you need to stay in touch with them and you might need to get debt help to solve the problem.

Debt Management Plan: How this solution works

Posted 31 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

A DMP can really help you pay your debts back in an affordable way, but there are pros and cons.

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.