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Make sure you understand the vital difference between arrears and default letters

Posted 13 April 2017 by Christine Walsh

Make sure you know whether you’ve got an arrears letter or a default notice.


How to avoid extra charges from your lenders

Posted 20 February 2017 by Emily Bancroft

Make sure you don’t have to pay any extra on what you owe.

3 tips for tackling Christmas debt

Posted 25 January 2017 by Christine Walsh

See whether our tips can help you beat Christmas debt

HSBC to refund £4 million to overcharged borrowers

Posted 24 January 2017 by Christine Walsh

Compensation is on the way for some HSBC customers, as it’s revealed they were overcharged for falling behind with their repayments.

Here’s what you need to know about CCJs

Posted 24 January 2017 by Christine Walsh

What to do if a creditor starts legal action against you

What's an overdraft?

Posted 23 January 2017 by Emily Bancroft

Find out what you’ll need to look out for if you’ve got an overdraft on your account.

How to deal with credit card debt

Posted 27 December 2016 by Christine Walsh

Lots of people have credit card debt but do you know how to deal with it if it starts to get out of control? Here's what you need to know.

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.