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Are over fifty-fives finding it harder to retire due to debt?

When we think of retirement, words like carefree and secure often come to mind. Retirement is thought of as a relaxed period of life, where you’re free to enjoy savings,…

27 June 2019

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Loan shark or loan smart – you choose

Loan Smart is a new charity set up to help consumers avoid borrowing money from loan sharks. A loan shark is a common way to describe an illegal lender who…

24 May 2019

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Steps to reduce gambling-related harm

There are around two million adults in Great Britain* who may be experiencing some level of harm from their gambling, including 340,000 people who are classified as problem gamblers. To…

22 May 2019

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The young face of gambling

In this article we explore the approach charity Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) is taking to educate young people about how exposure to adverts and playing games can…

20 May 2019

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‘A third of people in debt worry about how it impacts their performance at work’

Helen Clarke, Partnership Manager at PayPlan, explains how debt can impact mental health and wellbeing, and how this can link to performance at work. For mental health awareness week, we’ve…

14 May 2019

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Money worries (and how to beat them)

In a three-year research project, Dr. Simon McNair at Leeds University Business School has worked with Citizens Advice in Leeds, and in Bradford to develop a freely-available advice booklet that…

13 May 2019

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Seeking debt advice improves mental wellbeing and reduces stress

In a recent PayPlan survey, 93% of clients reported that seeking debt advice improved their mental wellbeing and that they felt a reduction in their stress levels. Being in debt…

13 May 2019

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Working with clients dealing with both money and mental health problems

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, Rethink Mental Illness, part of Mental Health and Money Advice, give their top five key pieces of advice for debt advisers when…

13 May 2019

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Why more people should talk about debt

As part of 2019 mental health awareness week, we’re sharing stories of how different people found themselves in financial difficulty and the effect it has had on their lives. Christina…

13 May 2019

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Five steps to supporting self-employed clients with debt advice

With the number of self-employed individuals at record levels, Nick Payne, Insolvency Practitioner at free debt advice provider PayPlan, explains how self-employed clients need a tailored approach. The BBC has…

09 May 2019

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