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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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Commitment to improved fairness in debt collection

The publication of the Fairness Group Public Statement today is an important step for the debt advice sector and its work with the UK government. The Fairness Group is convened…

07 May 2019

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PayPlan delivers financial education to Highfields Primary Students

On 30th April, year six students from Highfields Independent School and Day Nursery in Newark visited free debt advice provider, PayPlan, for a lesson on personal finance. PayPlan’s debt advice…

01 May 2019

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The ‘Golden Minute’ in advice

In this article PayPlan’s CEO, Rachel Duffey explores how debt advisers are at the front line in spotting the early signs of clients needing additional support. Medical journals often refer…

26 April 2019

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FCA shares its priorities for 2019-20

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its Business Plan for 2019-2020. The plan outlines its key cross-sector priorities and specific activities for the coming year, plus some longer term…

18 April 2019

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No-fault evictions due to be banned

New government plans mean private landlords in England will no longer be able to evict tenants at short notice, without good reason. Currently, under section 21 notices, landlords can evict…

17 April 2019

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Money and Pensions Service shares business plan

Money and Pensions Service (MAPS) shares it Business Plan for 2019-2020 The organisation is responsible for delivering pensions, money guidance, debt advice, consumer protection, as well as strategic leadership. The…

16 April 2019

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