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Why you’re not alone with debt

Posted 08 February 2017 by Christine Walsh

We know that dealing with debt can feel isolating – but it doesn’t have to be. Find out here how sharing the problem can help.

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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.

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.

How a DMP can cut your monthly repayments

Posted 16 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

This solution lowers your monthly repayments on your unsecured debts while you continue to repay everything that you owe.

Can the snowball method help you clear your debts?

Posted 15 March 2017 by Christine Walsh

Snowballing is one way to pay off your debts, but don’t forget to look at how much you’re paying in interest too.

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.