Before getting into an IVA it’s important to understand what it is, how it works and if an IVA is good or bad for you and your lifestyle. Whether it is the right step for you all depends on your financial circumstances, however, we’ve listed the pros and cons of an IVA in the UK to provide you with more information that could help you make that all important decision.
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The world of finance can be tricky and complicated. It can be confusing to work out what products you actually need and which suit your requirements. One of these areas involves credit and debit cards, and the different options available. Mastercard and Visa are the two main card providers, so we’re taking a further look into them to offer an insight into what they are, what they do, and which one will suit you best.
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One of the most frequently asked questions we get is whether or not your icount prepaid Mastercard® can be used in shops, restaurants, online and at cash machines. Well, great news – our prepaid Mastercard® can be used wherever you see the Mastercard® Acceptance Mark, whether that’s at home in the UK or abroad. Read on to find out more on where you can use your prepaid card.
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With so many options available, it can be tricky to choose what prepaid card is the best for you. If you’re searching for an alternative to a high street bank account which gives you all the convenience of a current…
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If you have significant or unmanageable debts, you may be considering an Individual Voluntary Arrangement, or IVA, as a way to consolidate and pay off what you owe. Before you dive into the IVA process, you’ll likely have a number…
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Pocket money can be a controversial topic amongst families, as there are often contrasting views on how much money should be given to kids, how often it should be given and the best way to give it to them.
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If your financial health is less than squeaky clean, or you find yourself thinking ‘my financial situation is hopeless!’, it’s time you took steps to get back on top of your finances and work your way to a healthy financial footing. Discover more about financial health and how to improve your own in our guide.
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Whether you live in a rental property or have taken the plunge and purchased your own home, like the vast majority of UK adults, you will typically have to fork out a rather hefty payment every month to cover the cost of your rent or mortgage. Unlike the more luxury monthly payments, such as TV subscriptions and gym memberships, keeping up with your rent or mortgage payments means having a roof over your head and a place to call your home.
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If you’re in an IVA – an Individual Voluntary Arrangement – you’ll be working hard to pay back what you can afford towards your unsecured personal debts. An IVA is an alternative to bankruptcy, which runs for an agreed amount of time, usually 5 years.
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The icount current account and prepaid Mastercard®️ is a great, flexible finance tool that can help you to keep on top of your finances in a whole range of situations. If you’re wondering ‘what are prepaid cards good for?’, carry on reading to find out about just some of the situations where an icount prepaid Mastercard®️ can help you.
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