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Use of bailiffs by councils jumps in two years

Local councils are increasingly resorting to using bailiffs as 2.3 million debts were passed on in 2016/17.

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A quarter of new parents get into debt

Friday, 27 April 2018 | News

Parents are racking up £2,700 in debt as they struggle to make ends meet while on maternity or paternity leave. 

Government targets loan sharks

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 | News

A crackdown on loan sharks will tackle unlawful lending and increase support for victims. 

Student loans interest rates climb to 6.3%

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 | News

The headline interest rate on student loans has risen to 6.3%. 

“Should I use my pension to clear my debt at age 60?”

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 | Article

“Should I use my pension to clear my debt at age 60?”

Student loan repayment threshold raised

Friday, 06 April 2018 | News

From today, the way you repay your student loan has changed. The salary threshold for when you start repaying your loan has been raised and, for many, the amount you’ll repay each month has fallen.

Seaside towns hardest hit by personal insolvencies

Monday, 26 March 2018 | News

Brits living in seaside towns have the highest rates of personal insolvency – where people are unable to pay their debts or meet their financial liabilities – as these areas struggle to cope with economic decline, according...

Enforce stricter rules on doorstep lenders, urges Citizens Advice

Monday, 19 March 2018 | News

Rules protecting payday lending customers should be extended to cover doorstep lending, a charity has urged.

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 | TV /Video

Government announces major review of student loans

Monday, 19 February 2018 | News

Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered a major review of student financing in England, after sustained criticism of the current system.

Debt is a ‘real problem for a significant minority’

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 | News

When it comes to debt, it appears that wealthier households carry the largest burden, according to data from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).