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What your creditors can do

If you fall behind with payments to your debts, your creditors will contact you. They could make you feel under pressure to make payments you can’t afford. 

Knowing what creditors can and can't do and understanding the process they use to collect debt can help get rid of a lot of worry and uncertainty.

This section provides all the information you need to know about what is likely to happen when you can't afford to pay your debts.

If you're concerned about your financial situation you can get free, personalised debt advice through our online Debt Remedy tool or or by calling our Helpline on 0800 138 1111 (freephone, including all major mobile networks*).

If you have a specific query that you need an answer to, please contact us and one of our debt advisors will be able to advise you further.

Helping you become debt free...

"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)

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Foundation for Credit Counselling (trading as StepChange Debt Charity) is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (Company No: 2757055 ) and a charity registered in England and Wales (Registered Charity No: 1016630). Registered office: Wade House, Merrion Centre, Leeds, LS2 8NG. Consumer Credit Counselling Service (Scotland) trading as StepChange Debt Charity Scotland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No: SC162719) and a charity registered in Scotland (Registered Charity No:SC024413). Registered office: 33 Bothwell Street, Glasgow G2 6NL. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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