Category: Debt Recovery

UK households resort to ‘buy now pay later’ loans to cover energy bills

UK households struggling with surging energy costs are being tempted into “buy now, pay later” financing schemes to spread out payments on their electricity and gas bills as the cost of living crisis deepens, according to consumer groups. The warning signs are clear that people have been forced to take desperate measures as they struggle with…




Sharp rise recorded in landlords seeking to recover rental debt

The number of landlords seeking to recover lost rent has soared according to eviction and housing law specialists, Landlord Action, who have seen a sharp rise in landlords requesting to use their debt recovery service. Instructions for the last year, April 2021 to March 2022, were up 180% compared to the pre-pandemic year, April 2019…




UK credit card debt hits record high

Consumers borrowed £1.5bn net in February — the highest monthly figure since statistics began in 1993 UK consumers borrowed a record amount in February, with some economists saying it was a sign of the cost of living crisis hitting wallets even before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine pushed energy prices higher. Individuals borrowed a net £1.5bn…




All the tricks scammers use to steal your money

A major bank says it has seen an increase in scams over the past three months, with fraudsters mostly relying on purchase, impersonation and investment tactics to steal money Financial scams against Brits are on the rise – and now major bank Barclays has revealed the three main ways fraudsters are targeting consumers. The bank…




The truth about getting out of debt

For a lot of people, getting out of debt seems impossible. But it’s not – you just need to know what to do and where to start. In this blog post, we’ll talk about the truth about getting out of debt, and give you some tips on how to get started. So whether you’re struggling…




Christmas Shopping Debt

Christmas shopping to leave Brits with four months of debt The average Brit gets into £439 of debt over the Christmas period, which can take four months to recover from. According to debt management company Lowell, more than a fifth (22 per cent) of British consumers are feeling pressure to spend beyond their means this…




Buy now pay later: How does it work?

More people are opting to use buy now pay later (BNPL) services for their shopping than last year, according to new data revealed to Panorama. An estimated 15 million adults of all ages in the UK are actively using this form of credit, an increase of more than two million since the start of the…




Warning as millions of taxpayers owe money to HMRC – are you affected?

TAX debt is now more than double pre-pandemic levels with the National Audit Office (NAO) today warning the HMRC may struggle in dealing with the workload of collection. Up to 2.4 million taxpayers are thought to be in debt to HMRC since the pandemic with a total debt of £42billion in September according to the…




Small UK Businesses to consider insolvency to escape COVID loans

An article from The Financial Times has revealed that small businesses in the UK are seeking advice on ways to escape dangerous levels of debt built up in government-backed loans during the Covid-19 pandemic, with some considering prepack administrations. Begbies Traynor, the listed restructuring company, said its analysis showed more than half of UK businesses…




What should a late payment letter include?

Late payment or debt recovery letters as they are sometimes called can be an effective way to recover debts if they are put together correctly. Here’s some advice on how to compile your own letter and what and how much to include. Before we get started it is also worth noting that you may need…