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My wages have been arrested: Frequently Asked Questions.

Wage arrestments, or as they are properly known, earning arrestments, are carried out in Scotland by sheriff officers. An Earnings Arrestment Order (EAO) ...

How Debt Affects Your Mental Health

Here’s wishing you happy mental health – not just today but all year round. As we’re beginning to talk more ...

Sheriff Officers have arrested my Bank Account… What now?

In Scotland, if you owe money and a Sheriff Officer is instructed to recover that money from you, one of the most likely ...

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The Negative Impacts of Gambling

Around half of men and women in the UK admit to gambling every month. That’s right — half. At first it sounds like ...

Breathing space

New Rules for the Debt Arrangement Scheme

The Scottish Debt Arrangement Scheme is changing. The changes which are being introduced by the Scottish Government have been ...


Sequestration vs Trust Deed

The two most notable formal debt solutions in Scotland are Sequestration – ‘Scottish Bankruptcy’ – and Trust Deeds. There are advantages and risks associated with ...

The cost of after school care

The Cost of After School Care

The kids going back to school can be stressful enough if you are a working parent, with after school care to organise and ...

Top 5 activities to try in Scotland this summer with the kids

Summer has arrived and is (hopefully!) here to stay. We’ve put together some suggestions for fun things to do in Scotland with ...

How to plan the perfect ‘Staycation’

Being in debt is a struggle and summer can make it feel even worse. Friends go to beautiful, sunny destinations and post all ...

Is a Scottish Independence Referendum On The Horizon? And What Does It Mean For You?

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to open up the debate again for Scottish independence based on “ambition and hope” from a ...

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