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24/09/2021

Scots urged to be aware of travel scams

Fraudsters have turned their focus to travel and leisure scams as the number of people swindled rises as travel resumes post-lockdown. TransUnion’s latest quarterly analysis has found that scammers are refocussing their efforts as digital ...

10/09/2021

UK food shortages: 6 ways to make your food shopping go further

If you’ve been paying any attention to the news recently, you’ll know about the food shortages the UK has been experiencing this summer. Images of empty supermarket shelves and struggling fast food chains are never ...

03/09/2021

A lesson in school support costs

Parents and guardians are feeling the pinch as children have returned to school after being forced to fork out more than they think is reasonable for uniform costs. According to research from The Children’s Society ...

25/08/2021

New site supports Scots targeted by loan sharks

Scots scammed by loan sharks can find support at a new site dedicated to tackling illegal lending. Launched by the Scottish Illegal Money Lending Unit (SIMLU) the site will work in partnership with agencies and ...

19/08/2021

Financial lessons learned… from Love Island

Fan or not there’s no escaping the impact of Love Island. Since 2015 we’ve watched hopeful couples vie for the £50,000 prize and that all-important fast-fashion ambassador deal. However, that’s just the tip of the ...

13/08/2021

How to make sure your holiday is covered during Covid

Now that Scotland has moved beyond level zero and restrictions have been lifted across the country, summer holidays abroad are coming back into many peoples’ thinking.  Because every country is grappling with different levels of ...

06/08/2021

Side hustles: 5 hobbies that can make you some serious cash

Hobbies are the things we do for fun when we can find the time between work, family, and all our other commitments.  Because our hobbies are a way of letting off steam and enjoying ourselves, ...

02/08/2021

What’s the difference between a protected and unprotected Trust Deed?

Once your Trust Deed is sent to your creditors, they have a period of 5 weeks during which they can raise objections to details in the arrangement.  If the majority of your creditors raise no ...

02/08/2021

What is the Register of Insolvencies and will my Trust Deed appear on it?

As part of the Trust Deed application process, details of your debt arrangement will be listed on the Register of Insolvencies (ROI), a  public register managed by the Accountant in Bankruptcy. While this is a ...

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