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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.


Can I change my prepayment meter?

Posted 30 September 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Want to switch your meter? Find out if this is possible.

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.

Can you manage water arrears on a Debt Management Plan?

Posted 06 August 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Find out if a DMP can help with utility arrears.

What happens if a default notice goes to the wrong address?

Posted 23 July 2016 by Christine Walsh

How will a default affect your credit history?

Getting support when you’re a single parent

Posted 19 July 2016 by Christine Walsh

Are you finding it difficult to make ends meet? We’ll take you through the possible options to keep your finances on track.

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.