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100 ways to improve your credit rating...

100 Ways to Improve Your Credit Rating and Maximise Your Loan Acceptance

The longest and definitive list of ways to improve your credit rating and maximise your chance of being accepted for credit.

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Should I repay my student loan early?

Does it make financial sense to repay your student loan early? Student loans are not like other debt so the answer is “it depends”.

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illegal money lenders - loan sharks

The Success of the Illegal Money Lending Team

The Illegal Money Lending Team is an unsung success. They target loan sharks and help protect all of us from their illegal practices.

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The credit data about you

How do credit agencies get their data about you?

Your ability to obtain all types of credit depends on the data that credit agencies have about you. But what do they have and where does it come from?

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You credit file and credit history

How to Clean up your Credit File

Here’s a step-by-step plan for cleaning up your credit file. A clean credit file will help to reduce stress and enable you to get cheaper credit in the future.

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Pawnbroker Albermarle & Bond close their stores

Albermarle & Bond closes its doors. What next?

Rapidly growing losses have led to the closure of pawnbroker Albermarle & Bond with little if any notice. Where does that leave customers?

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credit card debt

You can get out of credit card debt. Here's how

It’s easy to misuse a credit card and quickly get into debt. There are plenty of horror stories, but also stories of success.

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The Rise of UK Credit Deserts

Is your area becoming a credit desert? The UK has 29 places where people who need credit simply can’t get it at affordable rates.

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Being in fear of debt requires a breathing space

Proposed Debt Breathing Space Moves Forward

The UK Government’s proposed debt breathing space for those with serious money problems is moving forward - here’s an update.

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the rubbish said about credit files

Credit File Myths Debunked

Hearsay has led to completely incorrect myths springing up about credit files and credit histories. Here we show which myths are complete rubbish.

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Credit scores versus credit ratings

What is Credit Scoring? What is a Credit Rating?

It’s easy to get confused by financial jargon, not least when it comes to credit scores, credit ratings, credit files and credit histories. Here we explain the differences.

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