Did you know the Chinese New Year takes place on Monday 8 February? The 12 cycles of the Chinese Zodiac calendar are of course represented by animals, and this year it’s the Year of the Monkey.
Among several traditions surrounding Chinese New Year, one is to pay all your debts. This is because there is a belief held by some that if you don’t pay off debts ahead of the New Year, then you might find that you’ll end the year in similar shape.
One place to start dealing with debt is to check what’s on your credit report. Continue reading
Guest blog post from National Debtline, the free debt advice service run by the Money Advice Trust.
Do you ever get the feeling that you overspend at this time of year?
Research carried out by National Debtline has revealed that one in four people feel under pressure to spend more than they originally planned this Christmas.
Promotions such as Black Friday, as well as the expectations of children, partners and other relatives are cited as common factors contributing to overspending.
Debt Awareness Week: 26 Jan-1 Feb
Here’s Rachel Connor from Stepchange.org with a guest blog post to help introduce and explain more about Debt Awareness Week.
StepChange Debt Charity wants you to take control of debt!
Personal debt is a cause of worry for millions across the UK, and it’s estimated that some 2.9 million people desperately need debt advice right now*. The trouble is that many people who are struggling simply don’t know where to start. They may not even know that free debt advice is available to them.
Monday 26 January will see the launch of StepChange Debt Charity’s second annual Debt Awareness Week. During this week, we’ll encourage people to get free debt advice as soon as they need it. Continue reading
Gray from Experian Experts explains how late payments on your credit report might affect your credit application, and what you could do to help give your credit application a better chance of success. You can see more videos from Experian’s Experts on our YouTube channel.