General borrowing

What is The Debt Snowball Method?

Reduce the number of individual balances you hold, quicker, with the Debt Snowball method.

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The Debt Avalanche Method: What is it and when to use it

Pay down debt by targeting the balance with the highest rate first. Here's how.

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New borrowing habits to help save money now and build a rainy-day fund for the future.

Find out what you can do now to change your borrowing habits, free up cash and reduce your monthly outgoings.

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Your credit score and you: a guide to what makes up your credit score and how it is used

Find out whether it is actually important to “manage” or try to “boost” your credit score, as well as good and bad ways to do it.

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Seven steps to brighter borrowing

A guide to taking control of your borrowing and relieving debt worry.

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Should you build up your savings or start paying off outstanding debts?

Is building that rainy day fund costing you more through interest? Find out the pros and cons of paying off debt over saving.

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Growth in Buy Now Pay Later finance has surged during the pandemic

There are now 5 million people borrowing £2.7bn from services like Klarna, Clearpay and Laybuy as sales in online retail surged in 2020.

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Simple things you can do today to take back control of your borrowing following the pandemic

But almost 9 million people, many of them among Britain’s poorest, were forced to increase their borrowing last year to cope with the pandemic.

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What do the Barclaycard changes to minimum repayments mean to me?

Find out how these new changes will impact you if you’re a Barclaycard customer.

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Should I get an IVA to deal with my debt?

Discover everything you need to know about IVAs and what happens when you take one out.

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How to make your finances resilient to redundancy

Find out how to make sure you're in the best financial situation possible if you're facing a possible redundancy.

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Thinking of buying a car with a loan?

Your guide to shopping for a car loan, amidst the recent regulation change announcements.

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Post-lockdown borrowing: the importance of Borrowing Well

This month, StepChange revealed there is already £6bn of personal debt directly attributable to the pandemic.

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How old will you be when you clear your credit card debt?

Find out how long the average person in the UK takes to pay off credit card debt.

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How not to waste your lockdown advantage – one simple step to better borrowing

More money in your pocket than usual? Don’t blow your advantage as lockdown eases.

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