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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.


What to do if your partner is in debt

Posted 04 September 2016 by Christine Walsh

Are you worrying about your partner’s unmanageable debts? Read on to explore the steps your partner can take for a future free from debt.

Full and final settlements – what are they?

Posted 03 September 2016 by Christine Walsh

You can sometimes make one off lump sum offers to try and clear your debts. Learn more about them here.

How will a Debt Arrangement Scheme affect my credit history?

Posted 26 August 2016 by Christine Walsh

If you’re struggling with debts and live in Scotland, you might be considering a Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS). Worried that your credit history will be affected? Here’s what you need to know.

Millions of UK adults issued with defaults in the last year

Posted 20 August 2016 by Christine Walsh

Are you one of the millions who have defaulted in the last year?

On a Debt Management Plan? Why your accounts could still default

Posted 02 August 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Find out how a Debt Management Plan would affect your credit history here.

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?

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