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
'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
Record numbers seek debt help in 2016, warns charity
Over 300,000 owing an average of £14,000 each turned to StepChange for help between January and June
7 September 2016
1.6 million families in 'extreme' debt
Millions are spending at least 40% of their wages on debt repayments, research has found
23 August 2016
StepChange's debt research reignites calls for 'breathing space' scheme
Stark survey results showing the poor treatment of people in debt have reignited calls for a 'breathing space' scheme
8 June 2016
Give those in debt crisis 'breathing space' to buy food, Martin Lewis and StepChange urge Government
MSE's Martin Lewis and charity StepChange have called on the Government to help those struggling with temporary debt
3 February 2016
Guest Comment: You can tackle debt and stress at the same time
As it's Mental Health Awareness Week, the chief executive of StepChange explains what it's doing to help people
15 May 2015
PayPlan 'Cover My Payments' member? Check if you should ditch it and get your money back
Letters sent by PayPlan cast doubts over whether people fully understood the membership schemes they were buying
5 May 2015
Vulnerable consumers pay triple high street prices for rent-to-own goods
Cash-strapped customers who buy TVs and washing machines through rent-to-own (RTO) schemes are paying three times more
10 February 2015
Payday loan debt problems soar
The number of people struggling to cope with payday loan debts has risen by more than 13,000 in the past year
2 September 2014
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23 July 2021Challenger bank Starling has taken the crown in our latest banking customer service poll, with digital rival Monzo coming a close second and former champion First Direct knocked into third place.
Energy price cap could be extended beyond 2023 and households given personalised switching advice under new Government plans23 July 2021The energy price cap, which limits how much suppliers can charge households on poor value standard variable tariffs (SVTs), could be extended beyond 2023, while households on those tariffs will be given personalised switching advice, under new plans announced by the Government today.
Martin Lewis explains the financial help you can get if you've been 'pinged' and told to self-isolate by the Covid app or NHS Test & Trace22 July 2021Over 600,000 people in England and Wales were 'pinged' and told to self-isolate by the NHS Covid-19 app between 8 and 14 July, new figures show. If you're one of them, there's a range of financial support you could get.
Royal Mail warns of delivery delays across 10 areas as workforce hit by Covid-19 absences - here's the full list of postcodes affected22 July 2021Royal Mail has warned that households in 10 areas of England, including Blackpool and Worthing, could face delays to to both parcel and letter deliveries as staff members have been forced to self-isolate due to Covid-19. Here's what you need to know and what you can do if you're facing delays.
22 July 2021If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights as an employee including who's eligible to be furloughed.
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
22 July 2021
12 July 2021
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