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How to manage and reduce your debt
From reorganising day-to-day bill-paying as costs soar, to defaulting on potentially serious debts

Sandra Haurant

17, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A tiny error in your address could wreck your credit rating
If the details recorded by Royal Mail do not match other databases you could soon find yourself being treated like a serial debtor

Anna Tims

10, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Kwarteng to ‘work closely’ with banks as five-year mortgage rates hit 6%; pound falls through $1.12 – as it happened
Average mortgage rates hit 12 year high, as ratings agency Fitch lowers outlook on UK debt to “negative” from “stable”

Graeme Wearden

06, Oct, 2022 @3:14 PM

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Rating agency Fitch downgrades UK credit outlook
Lack of independent forecasts at mini-budget and clash with Bank of England’s inflation strategy prompts cut

Guardian staff and agency

06, Oct, 2022 @7:06 AM

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Optus data breach: how to protect yourself from credit fraud
Experts suggest using credit reporting bodies, checking credit score and placing credit ban to increase security

Natasha May

03, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Klarna to start reporting UK customer debts to credit agencies
Move by Swedish firm, the UK’s leading buy now, pay later company, will begin on 1 June

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

04, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Russia near to defaulting on overseas debts, says rating agency
Attempts by Moscow to pay creditors in roubles as a result of being cut off from foreign currency reserves could breach loan terms

Phillip Inman

15, Apr, 2022 @12:42 PM

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How to get yourself mortgage ready
From checking how much you are likely to be able to borrow, to planning ahead of an application

Rupert Jones

11, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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UK, US and others face credit rating fall over CO2 emissions - study
Sovereign debt downgrades in store for many nations unless they act on climate crisis, researchers say

Larry Elliott

18, Mar, 2021 @12:01 AM

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The Coalition is spooked by Australia's credit rating when it should be scared of recession | Greg Jericho
Any government worth its salt should tell Standard & Poor’s to take its warning about stimulus spending and shove it

Greg Jericho

24, Oct, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Bank boss Lagarde must quell Berlin’s unease if she is to boost the eurozone
A clash between German and EU courts threatens to destabilise the ECB’s huge and vital bond-buying programme

31, May, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Marks & Spencer joins growing list of UK firms deemed 'junk' investments
Venerable retailer among 24 firms downgraded by S&P during coronavirus crisis

Rob Davies

15, May, 2020 @3:17 PM

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