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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.

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Will the FCA tell banks to slash overdraft charges?

Posted 18 September 2017 by Christine Walsh

The financial watchdog is looking into ways to tackle unarranged overdraft charges.

How to avoid extra charges from lenders

Posted 21 August 2017 by Christine Walsh

Here are the main ways to make sure you avoid extra charges from your lenders.

More breathing space for people in debt could be on the horizon

Posted 13 June 2017 by Christine Walsh

Both Labour and the Conservatives pledged more breathing space for those struggling with debts. We have a look at what could change for people struggling with debts, now we know the result of the election.

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.

Could you get debt free in a year with a DRO?

Posted 30 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

Are you looking at ways to clear your debts? If you meet the criteria, a Debt Relief Order can suspend your repayments and write your unsecured debts off.

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.