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Growing debt fears for those who rely on credit

Updated: 14th December 2015 - First Published: 14th December 2015 A recent survey found that many consumers are relying too heavily on credit and are failing to put aside sufficient savings, but this could have long-term consequences – and our figures show just how easy it could be to get trapped in debt. Read More...

More people choose to deal with debt online

Updated: 30th November 2015 - First Published: 30th November 2015 If you’re struggling with debt, what’s your preferred method of management? A growing number of people seem to be heading online in the hopes of settling their debt without having to talk to anyone they owe money to. Read More...

Take control of debts ahead of Black Friday

Updated: 24th November 2015 - First Published: 24th November 2015 Are you hoping to snap up a great deal this Black Friday? Then you need to make sure that you don’t lose your head when it comes to your finances, as our data shows how much extra you could be spending if you don’t go about things the right way. Read More...

Could a £240 bill put you in the red?

Updated: 16th September 2015 - First Published: 16th September 2015 Balancing the budget is always a tricky task, and sometimes an unexpected bill can push you out of the black and into debt. But according to research, an average of just £240 could tip the balance away from being in credit. Read More...

Do you feel in control of your debt?

Updated: 07th May 2015 - First Published: 07th May 2015 Being in debt can be stressful, but the key to managing it is to stay in control. If you can do that, then credit can be used to great effect, and happily the vast majority appear confident in their ability to stay on top of their credit commitments. Read More...

Don’t lose sleep over your finances

Updated: 23rd April 2015 - First Published: 23rd April 2015 Being in debt can be a stressful time, so it’s little wonder that people lose sleep over it. But, just how much people lose could surprise you, with research finding that those with money worries lose an average of 2.1 hours sleep per night. Read More...

Household debt rising at fastest rate for 10yrs

Updated: 26th July 2017 - First Published: 10th February 2015 Household debt is increasing, and it’s rising at its fastest rate since 2004, new research has revealed. The figures show that households in the UK took on an average of £395 of additional consumer debt last year, the biggest increase in a decade. Read More...

Store card shoppers behind on payments

Updated: 25th August 2017 - First Published: 19th January 2015 Store cards and catalogue repayment schemes can be an appealing source of credit for shoppers. However, this type of credit can easily push you into debt, which could have consequences for your credit rating and future borrowing needs. Read More...

How much do you spend on debt repayments?

Updated: 03rd May 2017 - First Published: 14th January 2015 Paying off debt should be at the forefront of any financial plan, but some people find that they’re so entrenched that they spend a large proportion of their income simply making minimum repayments. So, just how much do you spend on debt? Read More...

Are you still paying off 2013 Christmas debt?

Updated: 04th November 2014 - First Published: 04th November 2014 Christmas may be the most magical time of the year, but paying for it can be a nightmare. People often turn to credit to fund the festivities, but that means many will be paying for it well into the new year – and some are still feeling the effects. Read More...


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