Living standards questioned as over 270k Scots turn to their local Citizens Advice
Use of Sheriff Officers by Scottish Councils increases by 15%
New statistics have shown that Scottish Councils last year sent Sheriff Officers to the doors of people in arrears with their Council Tax on more than 200,000 occasions, to serve Charge for Payments on them. ...
Carrington Dean welcomes Government call for Trust Deed evidence
The news comes as Scottish Parliament has called for evidence on Scottish Protected Trust Deeds, following concerns raised during recent scrutiny of the Debt Arrangement Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2019 (DAS). During the DAS review, witnesses ...
Frugal festivities: don’t get caught short this Christmas
With the countdown to the most magical time of year officially on, thoughts quickly turn to party nights, that all-important dinner on December 25 and the quest to find the perfect present begins. However, Christmas ...
Black Friday: don’t go into the red
Black Friday is one of the biggest days in the shopping calendar – right behind the boxing day sales. For a lot of people, Black Friday seems like a great way to get some Christmas ...
Talk Money Talk Pensions Week: Understanding pensions
Getting older is something no one wants to think about until it happens. However, being prepared for the day you retire is a huge part of life and something that should be given serious consideration. ...
Cash advance fees: what you need to know
Having a credit card can seem like an invaluable financial aid, however, people often find themselves caught out by high fees they never imagined possible when spending. One of the main causes of this is ...
Personal insolvencies on the rise across Scotland
More Scots are turning to personal insolvency in a bid to regain control of their finances, new figures have revealed. Official statistics published by the Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) – reporting personal and company insolvencies ...
Scotland’s debt advice landscape set to be ‘transformed’
New changes to the Debt Arrangement Scheme by the Scottish Government have been heralded as ‘transformational’ by Scotland’s debt specialist Carrington Dean. Speaking of the reform, which is set to be rolled out across the ...
Scottish Sheriff Rules Pensions Protected in Bankruptcy
A Glasgow Sheriff, Judge McCormick, has ruled that pensions, even lump sums drawn down from a pension, cannot be treated as an asset in Bankruptcy, but instead must be treated as if they are wages. ...