MSE News


Warning over aggressive debt collections after energy firm failures

Tens of thousands of energy customers lost vital protection from aggressive debt collection following the collapse of 11 firms, which also left a potential bill of £172 million across the industry, according to Citizens Advice

21 June 2019

Charities call for action against rule-breaking bailiffs

A third of people contacted by bailiffs experience rule-breaking behaviour, including threats and forced entry, according to Citizens Advice and debt charity StepChange

13 November 2018

'Breathing space' victory for those struggling with debt while in hospital for their mental health

Thousands of people in mental health crisis and struggling with serious debt are set to be given more help

24 April 2018

New rules to protect those in debt mean your credit card may be suspended if you only make minimum repayments

Credit card customers struggling with persistent debt are to be offered extra help by lenders, under new rules

27 February 2018

'I cleared £180,000 of debt in 12 years - such a relief'

A MoneySaver who racked up £180,000 in debt has told how she finally became debt-free 12 years later

19 January 2018

MSE calls on the Government to give people in debt crisis REAL 'breathing space'

People struggling with serious debt should be given a grace period of a year before being hit with interest

16 January 2018

New advice service launched for those with mental health and debt problems

The charity Mental Health UK has set up a new debt advice service for those with money and mental health problems

28 November 2017

Guest Comment: Why we need to talk about debt and money in our relationships

Chris Sherwood, chief executive of Relate, explains what the charity has learned from its recent research

28 November 2017

Increase in debts passed to bailiffs by local authorities - here's what you need to know

The number of debts passed to bailiffs by local authorities in England and Wales has jumped 14% in two years

14 November 2017

Plans for six-week 'breathing space' from serious debt problems announced

People struggling with serious debt could be given up to six-week's grace

24 October 2017

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