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Early rise for Debt Advice Foundation’s financial education team

The first day of term meant a particularly early start for a group of pupils at Southlands High School in Chorley.  They had a starring role in a series of outside broadcasts from the school for BBC Breakfast, showcasing the money management lessons that they developed as part of national debt charity Debt Advice Foundation’s […]

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Financial education the key to reducing childhood money worries, says Debt Advice Foundation

Young people who worry about their family’s finances should be given the chance to learn how to help balance the books through financial education, according to national charity Debt Advice Foundation. The Halifax’s annual survey of children’s attitudes to money, the Pocket Money Survey, has suggested that more than half of eight to fifteen-year-olds worry […]

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Debt Advice Foundation runner-up in prestigious national awards

Debt Advice Foundation was delighted to be named a finalist in this year’s Credit Today Awards – the first time the charity has entered what are seen as the most significant awards for all those working in and around the credit industry. Our success, in the Money Advice Initiative category, was acknowledgement of our education […]

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Debt charity warns downward trend in personal insolvencies could reverse

Latest figures from the Insolvency Service show that there has been a decline of just over one per cent in personal insolvencies in the first quarter of 2012, compared with the last three months of 2011.  However Debt Advice Foundation has warned of worrying signs that this trend could be set to reverse.

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Debt Advice Foundation supports new Youth Contract scheme

A new Government initiative designed to help young unemployed people into work is being supported by Debt Advice Foundation.  The Youth Contract, which launched at the beginning of April, will provide nearly half-a-million new opportunities for 18-24 years olds, including apprenticeships and voluntary work experience placements.

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Debt Advice Foundation financial education project in national awards final

We are delighted to confirm that we have been chosen as a finalist in this year’s Credit Today Awards, Money Advice Initiative category.  More than 180 entries were submitted for the 22 categories in the Awards, which showcase best practice across the UK loans and debt services industry. 

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Former Insolvency Service Director Is New Debt Advice Foundation Trustee

Karol Sanderson, a former Director of Enforcement at the Insolvency Service, has joined Debt Advice Foundation as a trustee. A former Official Receiver, Karol has more than 30 years’ experience in the field of insolvency and debt, dealing with the administration of bankruptcies and company liquidations, investigations and policy matters. Karol is currently also an […]

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Debt Advice Foundation Helps The Sun’s Readers

With payday loans very much in the national spotlight at present, The Sun’s SunWoman section put together a comprehensive article demonstrating just how quickly this type of credit can spiral into unmanageable debt. SunWoman also wanted to offer their readers a dedicated helpline on the day, which is how two members of Debt Advice Foundation […]

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A Fond Farewell To Trustee Paul

We would like to wish one of our Trustees – Paul Latham – the very best for his relocation to America. Paul has played a significant role in the development of the charity over the last 4 years and we are extremely grateful to him for volunteering his time and expertise to Debt Advice Foundation. […]

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Debt Advice Foundation Continues To Offer Help Following Government Cuts

Following the announcement this week that hundreds of Citizens Advice Bureau’s debt advisors have stopped taking on new cases as a result of funding cuts, we are keen to stress that Debt Advice Foundation still has capacity to handle more enquiries. Our charity has not been affected by the Government’s decision not to continue the […]

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