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21 Aug 2017
The lending industry’s £68bn dirty secret
Once again, the dark spectre of consumer debt threatens to run out of control and help send our economy hurtling towards a crash. Warnings are emerging from no less a body than the Bank of England, whose financial stability director said high street banks and others were entering a ‘spiral of complacency’ about mounting consumer debt levels.
01 Jun 2017
Don’t let debt get you down
According to recent publications from the Bank of England over the past year or so, outstanding consumer credit is reaching highs that bring to mind spending levels with borrowed money last seen prior to the 2008 recession. Driven in part by the rising popularity of car finance schemes, it’s also come with a spike in declared insolvencies, in particular, Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs). They may seem like a not too unattractive way to clear the majority of your debt without declaring actual bankruptcy, but can actually cause more difficulties in the long run.
17 Apr 2015
5 Ways Young Adults Can Manage Their Finances.
With a car stuffed full of bedding, cutlery and other essentials, my 19 year old son left home to set up home in his first rented property
09 Apr 2015
Grexit
What we can all learn from the Greek government.
09 Mar 2015
Death and taxes......part one.
We can’t avoid the first but we can mitigate the latter by careful financial planning and as the tax year ends, seek advice on how to cut your tax bill.
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