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28/02/2019

Scotland’s Council Tax Bills Set to Rise

With Most Scottish Council’s now having set their budgets, over the coming weeks, millions of households across Scotland will see their council tax bills dropping through their letter boxes. For households in almost all of ...

18/02/2019

What is Scotland’s Breathing Space?

If Sheriff Officers arrest your wages? What can you do? If they freeze your bank account, what options are available? If someone you owe money to wants to make you bankrupt, can you stop them? ...

13/02/2019

How to Manage Money as a Couple

Managing money can be one of the most stressful aspects of a relationship. In the past, people got married and combined both of their finances into a one joint bank account. However, nowadays many couples ...

29/01/2019

Can You go to Prison For Not Paying Your Debts?

Earlier this month, payday lender, Quick Loans, who charge up to 1,575% on their loans, called for debtor prisons to be brought back to deal with customers who are not paying their loans. Controversially, the ...

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, ...