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Best ways to pay off your debts (The Money Advice Service)

Find out about the different ways to deal with debts if you are falling behind with day-to-day bills, loan and credit card repayments or other financial commitments, like your rent or mortgage. Then get some free debt advice before you make a decision. For more…

Dealing with the debts of someone who has died (The Money Advice Service)

Dealing with the death of a partner or family member is sometimes even more difficult when you have to sort out their debts. Our guide gives you advice on how to sort out someone’s debt after he or she has died. You can also seek…

Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs)

You could get a grant if you’re disabled and need to make changes to your home, for example to: widen doors and install ramps  improve access to rooms and facilities - eg stairlifts or a downstairs bathroom  provide a heating system suitable for your needs …

Do you need to borrow money? (The Money Advice Service)

Before you sign up for a credit card, bank loan or store card, or add to an existing card or loan it makes sense to think about whether you really need to borrow money. At times like this – with economic uncertainty and rising bills…

Good debt versus bad debt (The Money Advice Service)

Before you borrow money, it's worth knowing the difference between good debt and bad debt. Some things are worth going into debt for, others can leave you in a big financial mess.  For more information visit the Money Advice Service website

How to improve your credit score (The Money Advice Service)

Your credit rating can affect your ability to borrow money using products such as credit cards, loans and mortgages. If your credit rating isn’t in the best shape there are things you can do to build it up again and fix any problems.  For more…

How to work out the true cost of borrowing (The Money Advice Service)

When borrowing money, don't simply look for a loan with the lowest monthly repayment. Before you sign up, make sure you know the total cost of repaying the debt. For more information visit the Money Advice Service website.

Money, benefits and direct payments

Citizens Advice offers a range of free advice services to help you find a way forward, whatever the problem. They provide independent advice on: consumer rights debt employment family matters housing and homelessness immigration welfare benefits tax credits You can find your local branch, by using…

Mortgage arrears or problems paying your mortgage (The Money Advice Service)

If you're struggling with your mortgage repayments and can't get back on track - or are worried about losing your home, the temptation may be to ignore the problem. Don't. Use the Money Advice Service to find out what you can do and where you…

Personal loans (The Money Advice Service)

If you want to borrow money and pay back an amount every month, a personal loan is one option. The Money Advice Service can tell you what you need to think about before you borrow and how to make sure you get the best deal…
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