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Are you struggling to save?

Posted 23 February 2017 by Christine Walsh

It’s getting harder for low-income families to save and own their own homes.


Why has my creditor asked for further information?

Posted 28 September 2016 by Christine Walsh

Find out why a creditor may ask for more information.

Will I lose my home with an IVA?

Posted 24 September 2016 by Emily Bancroft

You don’t need to worry that your home will be at risk on an IVA.

Do I have to pay joint credit card debt?

Posted 23 September 2016 by Christine Walsh

If you are the main credit cardholder, you are responsible for all the debt on the account. Learn why here.

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.

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.