Money and Mental Health Policy Institute
New help for millions in debt crisis - you can now get two months' 'breathing space' from interest and enforcement action
New rules giving those in England and Wales who are struggling with problem debt a 60-day grace period to get their finances back under control come into force today, in a huge victory for MoneySavingExpert.com and others who've campaigned hard on the issue.
4 May 2021
Campaigners call for new online harms regulator to cover scams as mental health sufferers 'three times as likely' to fall victim to fraud
Mental health sufferers are three times more likely to fall victim to online scams, while the coronavirus pandemic has made the threat worse - and now campaigners are calling on the Government to act
9 December 2020
Victory over debt threats as Government agrees to end distressing default letters
The Government has today agreed to change old laws which force lenders to send intimidating letters to people struggling with debt, in a key campaign victory for the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute charity set up by MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis
7 October 2020
Millions in debt crisis to be helped by two-month 'breathing space'
New rules which will give people struggling with problem debt a grace period of 60 days to get their finances back under control are set to help millions, according to new estimates published by the Government
6 February 2020
GPs 'missing critical opportunity' to help people with mental illness avoid financial problems
Healthcare professionals have a "crucial role" in helping people with mental health problems avoid financial difficulties, according to a new report – but many patients aren't being offered this support
3 December 2019
Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Santander planning to let you block gambling transactions
At least four more high street banks - the Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds and Santander - are working on plans to help customers restrict their spending on gambling, after Barclays became the first to do so last month
4 January 2019
Barclays lets customers block gambling transactions
Barclays has today become the first UK high street bank to allow you to block payments to certain categories of retailer, such as gambling services and premium rate websites and phone lines, in a bid to help vulnerable customers
11 December 2018
Half of those who take time off for mental health issues have to borrow to make ends meet
Almost half of those who take time off work due to mental health issues have to borrow money to make ends meet, while 42% go without essentials such as food and electricity, a new report shows
1 November 2018
Some travel insurers hiked premiums by 2000% for mental health problems
Research shows 45% of people with mental health problems never disclose their illness to their travel insurer
22 August 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
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14 May 2021If you're suddenly unable to work due to the coronavirus crisis, or you've been laid off, this guide looks at what benefits you can claim, what you're entitled to under universal credit plus tells you how to make a claim.
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13 May 2021The current ban in England on bailiff-enforced rental evictions, which was introduced at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, won't be extended further and will end on 31 May, the Government has announced.
13 May 2021Many are worried about the UK impact of the coronavirus on their ability to pay bills and even stay in their home. This guide tells you what help's out there if you can't pay bills or pay loans or credit cards back.
Barclays Blue Reward customers must register for online banking by August or risk having their membership cancelled12 May 2021Barclays customers with its Blue Rewards membership programme need to sign up to online or app banking by 3 August or risk having their membership cancelled. Separately, Barclays is also axing its cashback scheme for all of its current account customers from 22 June. Here's what's happening and what you need to do about it.
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