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  • How long can my creditors chase me?

    Written by Payplan Ryan

    A question that I often come across from people struggling to pay their debts is "how long can my creditors chase me?" The answer is until you have paid them what you owe. However, if communication between the debtor and the creditor breaks down and enough time elapses, then the…


    Written by Matthew Brown

    At PayPlan, we are committed to making sure we give our clients the best service and support to free themselves of their debt and help get their lives back on track. Historically we have done this, not just through our debt solutions, but with additional products and services (accessed through…

  • What is the difference between an IVA and a DMP?

    Written by Payplan Ryan

    What is the difference between an IVA and a DMP? If you are facing debts and are unsure which is the best option to take, we’ve put together a rundown of the important differences between two of the most popular options of tackling unsecured debts;  Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs) and…

  • More and more buy-to-let landlords are struggling with debt

    Written by PayPlan

    Nick Payne, Senior Insolvency Practitioner for Payplan, talks about the rise in buy-to-let investment and what to do if you are a landlord struggling with debt. “The number of buy-to-let landlords is significantly increasing.  House prices are still relatively low, there is high demand for rental property and some lenders…

  • Payplan wins top award for new mortgage referral scheme

    Written by PayPlan

    By Peter Munro   In the second blog on Payplan’s success at the recent Institute of Money Advisers conference, Peter Munro, Head of Business Development for Creditors, talks about winning the Best Partnership Award. “Our new Mortgage Arrears Service won the Best Partnership Award at the Institute of Money Advisers…

  • Charity partnership wins Payplan and Advice UK top award

    Written by PayPlan

    By Sarah Reeve  Payplan has recently won two major awards at the Institute of Money Advisers (IMA) conference for new initiatives aimed at helping people deal with their debt. In the first of two blogs Sarah Reeve, Payplan’s Head of Business Development for the Voluntary and Corporate Sectors, talks about…

  • Emma’s story – an update

    Written by PayPlan

    Earlier this year we shared the story of Emma Sheardown, the para equestrian dressage rider from Grantham, who is also a member of our marketing team. Here Emma gives an update on her latest successes. I can’t believe where the year is going! It’s May already and I have all…

  • Family MoneyBox – the easy online finance hub for all

    Written by PayPlan

    Looking for a money savvy community to share and pick up real life ideas for living in these financially pressing times? With money saving websites becoming an everyday source of reference, advice, money counselling, money news and savings/deals, it is becoming apparent that more and more people are coming together…

  • A day in the life of a Helpline Adviser by Michael Jordan.

    Written by PayPlan

    Michael tells us about his job as Helpline Adviser and why he is proud to work for Payplan: “Every weekday morning I wake up knowing I will be putting smiles on people’s faces. That’s because I work in Payplan’s Helpline department – set up especially for first time callers. My colleagues and…

  • I’m in an IVA but my creditors keep calling.

    Written by Payplan Ryan

    An Individual Voluntary Arrangement is a legally binding agreement between you and your creditors. You both enter into an agreement where you agree to make payments into your IVA over a five year period, and at the end you will be discharged from your remaining unsecured debt. Part of the…

  • Emma’s story…

    Written by PayPlan

    My name is Emma Sheardown, I am 27 years old and from Grantham. I was born with Cerebral Palsy, which affects the balance and co-ordination of my limbs.

  • The best of #CABLive debt tweets

    Written by PayPlan

    This week Citizens Advice Bureau's across the country have been using Twitter to highlight the work that they do. Here are some examples of how they help people who are in debt.

  • A day in the life of Relationship Manager, Helen Clarke

    Written by PayPlan

    Payplan’s Relationship Manager, Helen Clarke, has been working for the company for ten years this January, so we asked her to tell us about her role and what it entails: I am the Relationship Manager for Payplan covering the North East, North West, North Wales Scotland and more recently Northern…

  • A day in the life of… a Client Liaison Officer

    Written by PayPlan

    I work in the client support department dealing with Debt Management Plans (DMP). My role is to make sure our clients' income and expenditure details are up to date and sustainable and to look for any opportunities to save money for them.

  • A day in the life of an IVA case officer.

    Written by PayPlan

    By Richard HealeyExactly one year ago I would wake up, don my tracksuit bottoms and trainers and spend most of my days shouting at people, who in return would pay me for this pleasure. I worked hard to make a living with the dream of moving to Spain and being…