Demands are pouring in. The festive season is over and once more its January. The month that sees households receiving payment demands whilst dealing with the increased costs the Christmas period brought.
This is nothing new, but the increased
availability of buy now, pay later schemes has added to the debt pile for
many. Over the last few months there
have been multiple warnings from various organisations and charities about
The warnings have especially targeted younger people. Experts say the easy availability of buy now, pay later schemes could see more people sleepwalking into financial problems.
Demands for repayment can overwhelm households who are struggling with bills and mortgage or rent payments.
Demands to pay back debts make January the busiest time of year for debt advisors.
are receiving debt repayment demands, especially from credit card providers,
before their first pay cheque of the year.
Caroline Siarkiewicz, acting-chief executive of the Money and
Pensions Service, said that falling behind on payments as part of buy now, pay
later schemes – offered by many retailers – can affect access to borrowing in
“These schemes attract younger people and are pretty straightforward.”
“Many do not understand borrowing in this way. It is great if you pay it off quickly. But many are not thinking about the future enough before they sign up to take out these products.”
Complaints service Resolver said it had received nearly 10,000
inquiries about the issue since it began recording them separately in September
“We know what a difficult time of year this can be for families who are worried about the bills piling up,” said Ms. Siarkiewicz.
“It can be tempting to avoid confronting money worries after an expensive Christmas but the sooner you act, the easier it will be.”
Research has shown that people who talk about their finances feel less stressed or anxious and more in control.
Other advice includes working out everything that is owed and writing it down, then paying the most important debts first – such as mortgage, rent and energy bills.
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