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What if I can’t pay my debts because of coronavirus?

Posted 17 March 2020 by Christine Walsh

Our debt solutions help people deal with their debts over the medium to long term, so they may not be what you need if you're finding it difficult to make repayments in the short term because of coronavirus. Here’s what you can do instead.


Do you find yourself worrying about your debts?

Posted 10 February 2015 by Christine Walsh

New research has revealed that 91% of Scottish residents who consider themselves to have a debt problem, worry about it.

Have you told your loved ones about your debt?

Posted 12 January 2015 by Shelley Bowers

Dealing with debt can be extremely difficult, especially if you’re hiding your debt from your loved ones.

Are you keeping your debts from your partner?

Posted 07 January 2015 by Christine Walsh

Are you hiding your financial problems from your partner? It can be stressful to deal with debts alone.

One in 10 older people think their cold house is affecting their health

Posted 22 December 2014 by Christine Walsh

More than half of over-50s are worried about how they’ll pay for their heating bill this winter, and three-fifths said they’ll have to wear extra layers to keep the cold at bay.

New report shows number using food banks has risen dramatically in recent years

Posted 09 December 2014 by Emily Bancroft

Thousands of people are now relying on food banks to feed their family, and it could be partly due to high-cost debt.

Brits could face more financial stresses this Christmas

Posted 26 November 2014 by Christine Walsh

Christmas can be a stressful time as there’s a lot to organise, but your finances could be causing you worry too.

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