Money Wellness

Debts

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debts

06 Dec 2023

People urged to take a breath before borrowing for the festive season

With research suggesting 14 million of us will borrow to get us through the festive season, the Money and Pensions Service has urged people to take a breath before getting themselves further into debt.

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debts

27 Nov 2023

5.5 million women suffered economic abuse in the past year

One in five women in the UK have suffered economic abuse at the hands of a current or former partner in the last 12 months. Find out where to get help.

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debts

23 Nov 2023

Struggling carers urged to seek debt help

On Carers' Rights Day 2023 (23 November), we're reminding carers who are struggling financially that they're not alone and we're here to help.

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debts

20 Nov 2023

School stops feeding kids if parents don’t pay their debts

A school in the North East is punishing children if their parents can't afford to pay food or travel bills

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Housing

20 Nov 2023

Thousands benefit from free legal support

Millions of pounds of free legal help has been made available by the government - are you eligible

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debts

14 Nov 2023

Money Wellness reaches £1 million in write-offs

We've worked tirelessly with creditors to help our most vulnerable customers have their debts written off

A worried couple go through their debts
debts

08 Nov 2023

Insolvency experts expect more people to get debt solutions next year

85% of experts expect a rise in the number of people seeking debt solutions in 2024. Find out what to do if your debts are getting out of control.

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debts

08 Nov 2023

Is talking about debt the last taboo?

During Talk Money Week, we look at whether talking about problem debt is the last great taboo and make some suggestions about how to get the conversation started

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debts

06 Nov 2023

Millions of people who have missed important payments urged to get debt advice

To mark Talk Money Week (6 - 10 November), the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) is urging people who have missed important payments to get free debt advice as soon as possible.

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debts

01 Nov 2023

Buy-now-pay-later providers clear up T&Cs following pressure from regulator

The FCA is claiming victory after PayPal and QVC redrafted their buy-now-pay-later terms and conditions.