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Can You Get a Mortgage With Debt?

Securing a mortgage while managing debt can be complex, especially in the current economic environment. However, it’s not impossible. Securing a mortgage while managing debt can be complex, especially in the current economic environment. However, it’s not impossible. What is considered debt when buying a home? When applying for a mortgage, lenders will scrutinise your…

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Can Side Hustles Help Pay off Debt?

Many people today find it challenging to manage their bills and pay off their debts. Starting a side hustle can be an effective way to alleviate debt anxiety, earn extra income, and tackle financial challenges. By generating additional earnings, a side hustle may help you pay off your debt more quickly. In this guide, we’ll…

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Breathing Space: What You Should Know

It was a while in the making, but since 2021, Breathing Space – also known as the Debt Respite Scheme – has been available in the UK. This Government-backed scheme is designed to help those struggling with debt by offering legal protection from creditor action, including enforcement action, additional interest, charges, and general contact, for…

Dealing with Debt: 5 Things You Should Know

Struggling with debt can feel very overwhelming, especially when it spirals into a full-blown debt crisis. For many living with debt, sleepless nights, a constant feeling of stress, and even an ongoing sense of helplessness and dread are common.  However, it’s essential to remember that, no matter how bad your financial situation might seem, there…

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How IVAs are Reshaping Debt Management in the UK

At a time when financial challenges have become increasingly common, those facing overwhelming debt are looking for solutions to regain control of their financial health. One popular option is Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs)*. This article will explore the rise of IVAs, the reasons behind their increase in popularity, and why they stand out as a…

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Can Bailiffs Force Entry?

When you’re dealing with significant debt, things can quickly become overwhelming. Day-to-day tasks can become more stressful and life can be made especially daunting if you’re also being faced with the prospect of bailiffs knocking on your door. Employed by creditors to recover unpaid debts, the thought of these collection agents turning up at your…

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What Is Debt Collection?

Debt collection is the process used by creditors to get money back that hasn’t been paid by individuals or businesses who owe it. It’s important for both the people trying to collect the debt and those who owe the money to understand each step of this process. This helps creditors recover their money and makes…

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Can You Inherit Debt from Your Parents?

When a parent passes away, it can be a really difficult time, both emotionally and financially. Alongside the natural feelings of grief and sadness that comes with a death in the family, there is also usually a good deal of administration you need to take care of, including getting the financial affairs of the deceased…