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Sign up to Credit Union and you could get £25

The first 50 people to join City of Plymouth Credit Union before 30 November 2016 and make at least three monthly payments into their account will qualify for a savings boost of £25. To fund this project the England Illegal Money Lending Team is using proceeds of crime money, confiscated from convicted loan sharks to […]


Avoiding debt before and after Christmas

Plymouth residents are being advised on how to avoid getting into debt before and after Christmas. Many people struggle financially at Christmas in particular, and Advice Plymouth and Plymouth City Council are offering tips and advice to help people avoid debt and manage their finances. Figures released this month by the national StepChange Debt Charity […]


National loan sharks team return to Plymouth to raise awareness

Just when you thought it was safe…the national team that helps raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks is returning to Plymouth. The National Illegal Money Lending Team will be holding a series of events across Plymouth during the week commencing Monday 13 July. Plymouth City Council teamed up with the National Illegal Money […]


Avoiding debt this Christmas and New Year

Plymouth residents are being advised on how to avoid getting into debt this Christmas. Christmas is traditionally a time of year when many people struggle financially and Advice Plymouth and Plymouth City Council are offering tips and advice to help people avoid debt and manage their finances. Around a third of adults in Plymouth are […]


New financial schemes to educate school pupils on dangers of debt

Pupils in Plymouth are to learn about the importance of saving money and how to avoid getting into financial difficulty, as part of a new scheme aimed at stemming the spiral of debt. The project is a joint initiative between Plymouth City Council, Hope and City of Plymouth Credit Unions, Barclays, and local schools to […]