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Credit Card Debts – Are You Struggling To Pay Your Credit Cards

More People Are Struggling To Pay Off Their Credit Card Debts Today more people are struggling to pay off their credit card debts each month when faced with which bills to pay first. According to Credit Action almost sixty-six percent of Britons had seen their finances stretched by the current recession. It seems that 31% […]

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Can I take a payment break from my debt management plan?

Can I Take A Payment Break From My Debt Management Plan?

How To Take A Payment Break From My Debt Management Plan? If something prevented you from paying your debt management plan payments for a short period, you may be able to take a break while you try to get back on top of your finances. Can I take a break from my debt management plan? […]

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Money Advice and Tips to coping with redundancy

As a finance guru I am often asked for tips and advice for someone who has just been made redundant. How should they cope with protecting their finances and their credit report? The spectre of losing your job can be terrifying, especially when vacancies are at a record low. But once the initial shock has […]

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Is now the right time to take out a new Mortgage and buy a home?

As the editor of talkmoneyblog ,  I am often asked if now is the best time to take on a new mortgage and buy a new home, here are my finance tips. Ask ten people whether they think the time is right to venture back into the property market and you’re likely to get a […]

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Check My Credit History – Truth Behind Your Credit History

Check My Credit History Myths Knowledge is power when it comes to understanding your credit history you need to have the information. Check my credit history is something everyone of us needs to do ea couple of times a year. Your credit history is reflected in your credit report, which lists credit cards, loans, mortgages […]

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Cheltenham & Gloucester Tracker Rate Mortgage comes up trumps!

A few weeks ago I was talking with another client who had a tracker rate mortgage with the Cheltenham & Gloucester.  She told me that her tracker mortgage which I had arranged for her on a 1.01% below the base rate had reduced her monthly payments down to 25pence a month on a fairly substantial […]

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Mortgage Borrower buy’s Schnoodle with money saved on low interest rates

Buying a Schnoodle I was talking with some clients last night and they happened to mention how they had more money at the end of each month since the interest rate had dropped from 5% to ½ %.  As a money saving expert I wanted to know what they were doing with their new found […]

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Northern Rock told by Government to start lending again for mortgages!

The Northern Rock was granted emergency financial support from the Bank of England on September 2007. Northern Rock under government control then announced in 2007 that they would not remortgage their existing mortgage borrowers to a new remortgage product.  In fact the Northern Rock was informing their mortgage borrowers to remortgage to another mortgage lender […]

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Mortgage gloom set to continue through 2009

In the last two months I have seen nine clients all wishing to remortgage their homes. Some of my clients are at the end of a mortgage deal, others are looking to consolidate their expensive secured loans, unsecured loans and credit card debts into an affordable mortgage deal. Whilst some clients are looking for a […]

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Restructure your debts to make them more affordable | Debt Management

We have all watched as our government has bought a share in the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Lloyds TSB, Halifax and then they privatised the Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley. They have given these banks a life-line. But what life-line have they offered the rest of us? Some people are struggling more than […]

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Anger over Home Repossession | Debt Relief

Home repossessions in the UK are at a 12 year high. Reports from Wales suggest that the number of repossession orders going through the courts there are up by 39% this year. Further news has emerged that the recently privatised Northern Rock Bank is repossessing 50% more homes than the mortgage industry average. Ouch!  We […]

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Greedy City Bankers!

It’s astounding, time is fleeting and still they are bleating about the mis-management of the banks. Yesterday the Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his Chancellor Alistair Darling agreed to the £37billion requested by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Lloyds TSB and the Halifax. We are told repeatedly that they have not nationalised these banks, but […]

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Who Is Responsible for the Credit Card Debts?

Your Credit Card Explained When you applied for your first credit card you were probably offered a card with a £500 credit limit. Over time you found that your card provider increased your credit card limit many times. Often they increased your card without asking if you wanted an increase. After many years of using […]

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Swap Shopping is the New Shopping Experience!

Welcome to the new swap shopping phenomenon! “The credit crunch is likely to last well into 2010” Andy Hornby the HBOS chief executive of the UK’s largest mortgage provider has warned. For many of us the Credit Crunch has already started to wreak havoc on our shopping experience as we have no extra money left […]

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