published on: June 17, 2020
by Author Blog by Nabila Homza
As news came in about BrightHouse going into administration this has raised a number of questions such as what this means for BrightHouse customers.
published on: April 8, 2020
by Author Blog by Necla Bakirci
Being confined to home because of coronavirus is difficult for everyone and the effect of this on people’s finances are serious for many, but it is becoming a real nightmare for a number of people who are suffering or at risk of abuse.
published on: January 27, 2020
by Author NEWS
Caroline Siarkiewicz has been appointed as chief executive of the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS), the funder of Debt Free London, after seven months in the position on a temporary basis.
published on: January 21, 2020
by Author NEWS
A new national strategy to transform financial wellbeing is being launched today by Debt Free London's funder, the Money and Pensions Service, and establishes five “agendas for change” and sets goals to be achieved by 2030.
published on: January 6, 2020
by Author Blog by Ripon Ray
Winter is well and truly here, and with temperatures predicted drop in the coming days protecting yourself from the cold is going to be a challenge - especially as the cost of gas and electricity is significantly higher during the winter months. Ripon Ray, our Quality Assurance Officer, looks at ways you could save.
published on: January 1, 2020
by Author Blog by Matt Dronfield
This week sees the start of not just a new year, but a new decade, and for many getting out of debt might be the number one goal - still, It can be hard to know where to start. So, what can you do now to stay on top of your bills and how can you prepare to be #FinanciallyFit in 2020? Matt Dronfield, Head of Debt Free London, takes a look.
published on: November 29, 2019
by Author Blog by Kye Saich
Since 2014, the Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014 have prescribed the fees that are allowed to be charged by enforcement agents. Kye Saich, a Debt Free London Technical Supervisor, explains how some High Court Enforcement Officers have been wrongly charging VAT to debtors and how you can get a refund.
published on: November 15, 2019
by Author Blog by Shajida Ali
As someone who offers money advice professionally, Shajida Ali, a Technical Supervisor at Debt Free London, is continuously supporting people to maximise their income so they can set up affordable payment plans. I this blog Shajida looks at how subletting a spare room could impact those in receipt of benefits.
published on: October 25, 2019
by Author NEWS
QuickQuid, the UK's biggest payday loan provider, is to close which might lead some to think their loan is invalid. However, this is not the case - QuickQuid's customers must keep to their regular repayment schedule as if they miss any repayments they could be hit by fees and additional charges, and could also have their credit rating affected.