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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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What’s the IVA register?

Posted 09 December 2019 by Christine Walsh

It’s worth pointing out something straight away: it’s not called the IVA register. It is the Individual Insolvency Register: a publicly available record kept by the Insolvency Service which is a department of the Government.

The truth about bankruptcy

Posted 10 November 2017 by Christine Walsh

Why is bankruptcy such a scary word?

People in debt to be given ‘breathing space’ to get help

Posted 10 November 2017 by Christine Walsh

Plans for up to six weeks ‘breathing space’ for people in debt, announced by The Treasury.

IVAs hit record high in the third quarter of 2017

Posted 01 November 2017 by Christine Walsh

New stats from the Insolvency Service show a rise in the number of IVAs over the third quarter of this year.

IVA or DMP – which is better?

Posted 17 October 2017 by Christine Walsh

Do you know the difference between IVAs and DMPs? We explain how these solutions work.

Can you settle your debts and pay less?

Posted 14 June 2017 by Christine Walsh

It’s sometimes possible to clear your debts with a lump sum of money, even if you don’t have enough to repay everything you owe. If your lenders agree to accept the lower amount, this is known as a ‘partial’ or ‘full and final’ settlement.

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.