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28/05/2019

Carrington Dean swings into action for charity

Photography by: George Munro at the Greenock Telegraph The rain didn’t dampen spirits at the second annual Carrington Dean charity golf day as players took to the greens to raise cash for Glasgow Children’s Hospital ...

21/05/2019

Budget your way to better mental health

Expect the unexpected and you might just be prepared, that’s the theme of our latest blog as we shine a light on debt and mental health. As figures show that UK homes owe an average ...

15/05/2019

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 kicks off

More than one in seven Scots have admitted experiencing suicidal thoughts and feelings because of concerns about their body image, a new poll has revealed. The research from the Mental Health Foundation Scotland has been ...

13/05/2019

Going to Court because of Debts

When someone you owe money takes you to court, this can be a worrying time, particularly if you have never been in a court. However, it doesn’t need to be. A little knowledge of the ...

30/04/2019

How to build your credit score in 6 easy steps

Having a good credit score is a big part of your financial life. A three-digit number that determines how likely you are to pay back borrowed money. It’s pretty simple – the higher your score ...

23/04/2019

More than half of Scots with problem debt are struggling with council tax arrears

Carrington Dean is calling for the Scottish Government to act to help hundreds of thousands of Scots now struggling with problem debts. The call comes after we recently completed a survey of 5,302 Protected Trust ...

11/04/2019

How to save on a low income

We’ve all been there, staring at your bank balance each month watching your money leave your account as quickly as it comes in. Nearly 80% of the British workforce struggle to make ends meet between ...

28/03/2019

What is a charge for payment?

Charges for Payments are legal demands for payment, served by Sheriff Officers and give 14 days to pay off debts. If you fail to make the payment, the Sheriff Officers can then use the Charge ...

18/03/2019

What Is a Summary Warrant?

Summary Warrants are the equivalent of a court order but are only issued for certain types of debt, like Council Tax, Income Tax, and Non-domestic business rates. In this article we’ll go into more detail ...