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Our Statistics Yearbook

Take a closer look at UK personal and household debt trends in 2015.

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Debt management plan (DMP)

A DMP helps you repay your debt by making lower monthly payments. Available UK-wide.

Debt relief order (DRO)

A DRO could be an option if you have few assets & a low income. Available England, Wales & NI. 

IVA

With an IVA you pay a reduced amount over a fixed time period. Available England, Wales & NI. 

Equity release and mortgages

Free, whole-of-market advice on equity release and mortgages. Available UK-wide.

Bankruptcy

Called sequestration in Scotland, bankruptcy helps clear debt, but has serious implications.

Minimal assets process (MAP)

If you have a low income & few assets, MAP could be an option. Available in Scotland.

Debt arrangement scheme

A DAS debt payment programme helps you repay at an affordable rate. Available in Scotland.

Trust deed

Make lower payments for 4 years. The remainder can then be written off. Available in Scotland.

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Bailiffs at the door?

Understand what bailiffs can and can't do and your rights.

Received a CCJ?

Find out what to do next if you receive a County Court judgment in the post.

Thinking of debt consolidation?

It's important to consider all your options before consolidating debt.

Debt collection agencies

Make sure you know your rights if you're contacted by debt collectors.

Debt management companies

Some UK debt management companies charge a fee – our advice is always free.

Credit card debt problems?

If you're struggling to make your credit card payments, we can help.

Received a decree in the post?

If you've received a decree from a sheriff court, find out what to do next.

Mortgage or rent worries?

We provide expert debt help to people struggling with rent arrears or house repossession.

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Our response to the latest insolvency statistics

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The most recent figures from the Insolvency Service show an increase in the number of people entering into a debt relief order (DRO).

Our debt tools

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Payday loans calculator Find out how payday loan debts can quickly spiral.

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MoneyAware

April 2016 benefit changes
April's benefit changes and who they'll affect.

What are 'statute barred' debts?
Whether old debts can be written off.

20 weird ways to make money
There are lots of ways to boost your income.

Visit our money management and budgeting blog for more tips and advice.

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This is the average rating of our service by DMP and DRO clients three months into their solution.

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“I wish to thank your staff for all the great help they gave me when I was in so much debt.
They were a pillar of support to me.” (Leslie, Essex)

Foundation for Credit Counselling Wade House, Merrion Centre, Leeds, LS2 8NG trading as StepChange Debt Charity and StepChange Debt Charity Scotland. A registered charity no.1016630 and SC046263. It is a limited company registered in England and Wales (company no:2757055). Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

*This is the average rating of our service on Feefo by DMP and DRO clients three months into their solution.

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