Category Archives: PPI

Reclaim PPI for free

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Check your credit agreementYou’ve probably heard about the mis-selling of payment protection insurance, the “reclaim PPI” adverts, and the huge refunds some people have received. Because of the big payouts that some people are entitled to, claims management companies have sprung up, trying to earn commission by claiming refunds for you.

But reclaiming PPI isn’t as difficult as you might think, and we highly recommend that you reclaim any mis-sold PPI yourself. It’s free, and we can show you how.

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March’s debt and money news

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Welcome to this month’s debt and money news. As usual, a lot has been going on in the world of…well debt and money.

So, what’s on the round-up this time? Soon we’ll need a TV licence to watch ‘catch-up’ programmes on iPlayer, the FCA refuses authorisation to a debt management company, and the N244 application fee is set to rise.

Elsewhere, a report has highlighted that around four million children are living in fuel poverty, while the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announces plans to ‘shake up’ the energy industry.

Read on to find out more…

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October’s debt and money news

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A lot has been going on in the world of debt and money this month. Well actually, a lot has been going up, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing!

October welcomes a rise in the debt limit needed to qualify for a debt relief order and there was also a rise in the minimum wage. The amount of debt a creditor can make you bankrupt for has increased too.

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Know your rights: August’s debt news

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It’s August and the kids are off school, the adults are enjoying the sunshine and everyone’s feeling more relaxed. It’s usually a notoriously slow news month, but things haven’t quietened down in the world of debt.

We’ve got an unexpectedly bumper debt news article for you, from payday lenders offering compensation and another potential PPI-related scandal, to Npower writing off some of its customers’ debts. And here I was thinking August would be a quiet one!

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Know your rights – September’s debt news

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Know your rights - September's debt news

Roll up, roll up for September’s debt news!

Well, it looks like autumn is upon us. This is one of my favourite times of year…the leaves are changing colour, the evenings are drawing in, kids are playing conkers (or is there an app for that now?!) and everyone’s getting rugged up in their winter woollies.

So grab a cuppa, settle in under the blanket, and have a read of what’s been happening this month in the world of debt news.

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Ofcom talks about unwanted calls and messages

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Ofcom has their say on nuisance calls and texts

Ofcom has their say on nuisance calls and texts

Ofcom recently published its guide on protecting yourself from nuisance calls and messages and they asked us for a guest blog to help promote it.


As we’re running a campaign on the harm caused by this menace we were more than happy to oblige.

Want to know more? You can get involved in our campaign here.

We’ve all been there – up to our eyes in work, in the middle of making dinner or trying to stop World War III breaking out between the kids, when the phone starts ringing.

But while you might not begrudge rushing to pick up for friends or family, it’s a different story if it turns out to be someone offering you something you don’t want or need.

Unwanted calls and messages come in different shapes and sizes – from telesales to automated messages, spam texts and even silence.

These calls can be a real nuisance, but there are steps you can take to cut down the number you receive.

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Our 10 most read blogposts of 2012

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Celebrate fireworks

It’s a celebration!

It’s been an incredibly busy year on the MoneyAware blog. In 2012 we added 130 blogposts to the site, had over a quarter of a million visits, and over half a million pages read.

Oh, and we rebranded as StepChange MoneyAware (as you may have noticed!).

But most importantly, over 10% of those visitors go on to our main charity website to get more help with their debt problem.
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