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17/01/2019

Announcing Carrington Deans Charity Partner for 2019

Carrington Dean are delighted to announce Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity as our partnered charity of the year for 2019! Each year, 173,000 babies, children, and young people are treated at the Royal Hospital for Children in ...

14/01/2019

Should Scots be paying more towards their mortgages?

A new survey from Which?, the Consumer Association body, has found Scots are less likely to be making overpayments to their mortgages than homeowners anywhere else in the UK. The report found that compared to ...

02/01/2019

2019 Financial New Year’s Resolutions

It’s now 2019, the festive period is officially over and most people are back to work. Now is the time when we are full of good intentions and start to make resolutions for the coming ...

17/12/2018

Pregnancy: how can it affect your finances?

One of the most common reasons that people experience financial difficulties is because of changes in their circumstances. Of all the changes that can occur, one of the most significant is when they begin a ...

10/12/2018

Five Tips to Avoid a Christmas Debt Hangover

Christmas should be a happy and festive time, but it is not for everyone. For some, it is a time of reflection, not just of their successes, but also their failures and shortcomings. For others, ...

04/12/2018

Local Authorities most likely to use Sheriff Officers

New statistics produced by the Scottish Government have revealed that Scottish Local Authorities are more likely to arrest the wages and freeze the banks accounts of those struggling with debts, than any other creditor. Wage ...

22/11/2018

Staying out of debt on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

They’ve always been smart: the marketers, the advertisers, the manufacturers and the sellers of all things beautiful, knowing just how to eke more money out of us than we really want to spend, but they’ve ...

12/11/2018

Can Debt Be Written Off In Old Age?

The Scottish Parliament has passed new legislation to update and clarify when debts in Scotland are written off because of old age. The Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018 aims to clarify the law of Scotland in ...

09/11/2018

Rising Rent Arrears Blamed on Universal Credit

Citizen Advice Scotland (CAS) has published a new report that says the overwhelming factor behind the 47% increase they have seen in people seeking advice for rent arrears is the roll-out of Universal Credit. The ...