Roy Keane’s supposed philosophy in relation to football at least was neatly summarised in the catchy phrase: ‘Fail to prepare, prepare to fail’. People talk these days about what they call ‘unsustainable debt’ usually referring to the national debt of countries such as Ireland or Greece but sometimes in the context of personal debt. Continue reading
Even if we didn’t overspend at Christmas, it somehow feels as if we did. Spending just seems to expand so as to consume all available cash and then some. It doesn’t seem to matter if we are paid weekly or monthly, Christmas just seems to be like a good vacuum cleaner, sucking up every spare penny. Continue reading
Who Keeps Credit Scores?
In the UK there are three main Credit Reference Agencies which get their information from lenders with the permission of the borrowers who, when they sign up to a loan agreement, consent to this type of information being disclosed. Of course, if consent is withheld, the lender may not pass on details of the borrower’s agreement. Continue reading
You begin to get a bad credit rating when you fail to repay borrowings in accordance with the agreed terms and conditions. If you don’t make your repayments on full and on time, the price you pay is deterioration of your credit worthiness or to put it another way you acquire a reputation for ‘bad credit’. Continue reading
What is a balance transfer?
Despite the “credit crunch” that we have heard so much about in recent months, low rates of interest can still be available to the UK consumer. Many credit card providers seek to attract new customers with introductory offers of low rates of interest – These rates can even be zero. For a small percentage fee you could transfer your Credit Card Debt with a high rate to a new account with perhaps a zero rate which can be held in some case for up to fifteen months. Continue reading