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Universal Credit applicants struggling after Christmas can get a boost in January

We all know how expensive Christmas can be, and the pinch can be felt especially for the more modest among us. But luckily there is help at hand – as Universal Credit applicants struggling after the festive period can apply for help worth up to £812. The support is known as a budget advance and can be used to cover ...

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Blue Monday 2022: when is it, what does it mean and is it a real phenomenon?

If you feel very depressed later in the month, don’t worry because a day in January is actually considered the most depressing day of the year. Nicknamed “Blue Monday,” the third Monday in January is said to be when people feel the most depressed each year. In 2022, that falls on January 17 – which is the following Monday. Register ...

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Mum who couldn’t afford to feed herself pays off £9,000 debt and forgave home loan

Exclusive: Tracy Prees, 47, was £10,000 in debt at her worst two years ago after taking out overdrafts, credit cards and loans – but she has since turned her life around Tracy Prees shared her debt journey ( Image: Tracy Prees) A single mum who couldn’t afford to feed herself has told how she wiped out £9,000 of debt in ...

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Dumbarton council workers ‘extremely disappointed’ over delay of backdated pay rise

A UNION leader said hundreds of council workers may have to wait until February for their backdated pay rises. GMB manager for West Dunbartonshire, David Scott, said it was unacceptable for staff to wait so long. Some employees will have to wait until next month to receive their back pay, which dates back to January 2021, after unions reached a ...

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Manchester apartment tenants ‘fearful of turning on the heat’ after energy bills triple in price

Manchester residents found themselves ‘frozen or homeless’ after their energy supplier raised prices by 300%. The hugely inflated bills hit people living in a building in New Islington, central Manchester, after their former supplier CNG Energy took office in November. All residents of the building must use the same boiler and have the same energy supplier. After CNG’s collapse, Pozitive ...

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The hand of the box – Stabroek News

“When ah draw me the box han’ I don’t want anyone to mistreat me” These two lines, repeated with the same melody, are taken from a Guyanese folk song that I collected from my close friend, the late Wordsworth McAndrew, folklorist. It was December, Sacred Heart RC School was closed. At home, I sometimes overheard Lydia, my mother, chatting with ...

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Half a million pounds distributed over Christmas by Lancashire Credit Union

It released nearly £130,000 from members’ Christmas savings accounts in November, up £11,000 from last year, showing people had saved more for the festive season. It has also given out almost £514,000 in Christmas loans this year, up from £60,000 at Christmas 2020 when locals borrowed a total of £453,000. The increase in savings and loans was due to both ...

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The Best Christmas Payday Loans For 2021

According to a recent Credit Karma poll, over 80 percent of Americans are worried about spending too much during the Christmas season or for the holidays. Some companies specialize in Christmas payday loans. If you’re not preparedor aren’t able to save up for the holiday spending and you’re considering getting the Christmas payday loan, here are some ideas to consider and ...

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Payday Loans For Unemployed | Unemployment Benefits & No Job

It’s pretty common for an individual to fall into bad credit if the person does not budget properly. People usually develop bad credit after failing to make payments on time which also makes it harder for traditional credit providers to trust such borrowers. According to the directives set up by various credit bureaus, borrowers with a credit score of below ...

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Payday Loans South Africa | Payday Loans Online With Instant Approval

Are you doing the statistics, figuring out the amount of money you will need to lend to take you through the month, pay for an unexpected bill, or replace that mysterious noise in your automobile? You’re probably one of the millions looking for payday loans. With several payday loans poor credit online to select from, it may be challenging to ...

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