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Living in Debt 10 Sep 2019

Samaritans and PayPlan talk on suicide prevention

Every year in September, organisations around the world campaign to raise awareness of suicide prevention for World Suicide Prevention Day. That’s why we’ve teamed up with the Samaritans to talk about suicide prevention ready for #WorldSuicidePreventionDay. Why is it important…

Living in Debt 3 Sep 2019

Do students in the UK have a gambling problem?

Being a student can be incredibly expensive. You’ve got to pay for accommodation, shopping, food and a host of other expenses. For those who’re living away from home for the first time, this can be a pretty big shock to…

Living in Debt 8 Jul 2019

How do I set up online banking?

Online banking Gone are the days where popping into your local bank was the only way to pay your bills, manage debt, or withdraw and deposit money into your account. Online banking has brought convenience to everyday life, and although…

Living in Debt 1 Jul 2019

Can an IVA take my inheritance?

What is an IVA? An Individual Voluntary Arrangement, or IVA for short, is a debt solution whereby you pay all of your unsecured creditors back in monthly payments usually over a period of 5 or 6 years. Once the agreement…

Living in Debt 18 Jun 2019

I Can’t Afford Bankruptcy

‘I can’t afford bankruptcy’ sounds like an oxymoron. You’re already in a poor financial situation. Why should making it worse cost money? The truth is, bankruptcy is often a more favoured option to other alternatives. And for those faced with…

Living in Debt 29 May 2019

Can I add Debts to my IVA?

There isn’t a simple yes or no answer to this question, unfortunately. An Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) is a legally binding debt solution, and once you’ve agreed to the terms and conditions it can be difficult to add new debts…

Living in Debt 17 May 2019

How to manage debt stress

Feeling anxious about debt? You’re not alone. One in two adults in debt in the UK has a mental health problem, and one in four people who’ve got mental health problems are also currently in debt.* Whether it’s credit card…

Living in Debt 17 May 2019

Does bankruptcy affect your employment?

Bankruptcy is a debt solution that’s often only considered as a last resort. Once you’ve declared bankruptcy, a trustee will sell your assets in order to repay as much of your debt as possible. After this is over the remainder…

Living in Debt 17 May 2019

What powers do debt collection agencies have?

You will probably have heard of debt collection agencies, but who are they and what can they do? What is a debt collection agency? A debt collection agency, also known as a debt collector, works on behalf of your creditors…

Living in Debt 17 May 2019

Are debts shared in divorce?

Going through divorce isn’t easy. Along with all the emotional stress, you’ll have to deal with splitting up your assets in a reasonable manner and arranging how your debts are divided up, which is easier said than done. However, if…

Debt Facts 16 May 2019

Dealing with official receiver after bankruptcy

Being declared bankrupt can be a daunting experience. If you know how to work with the Official Receiver however, you may find the experience a lot easier. Find out more about what the Official Receiver does and how you should…

Living in Debt 14 May 2019

Debt management plan moving abroad

If you have recently moved abroad but still have outstanding debts held in the UK, you’ll need to know what this means for you. Moving overseas doesn’t mean the debt will go away but you may be able to deal…

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