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A DMP helps you repay your debt by making lower monthly payments. Available UK-wide.
A DRO could be an option if you have few assets & a low income. Available England, Wales & NI.
With an IVA you pay a reduced amount over a fixed time period. Available England, Wales & NI.
Free advice on equity release, and mortgage advice. Available UK-wide.
Called sequestration in Scotland, bankruptcy helps clear debt, but has serious implications.
If you have a low income & few assets, MAP could be an option. Available in Scotland.
A DAS debt payment programme helps you repay at an affordable rate. Available in Scotland.
Make lower payments for 4 years. The remainder can then be written off. Available in Scotland.
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Some UK debt management companies charge a fee – our advice is always free.
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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)
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