On your bike!
For the first time ever a Welsh rider has won the Tour De France! Geraint Thomas Gracefully crossed the line at the final stage of the Tour De France this week, his final interviews were humbling. Cycling has become more and more popular over the last few years, Britishcycling.org.uk report that more than two million adults, in England, ride bikes at least once a week and is the third most popular sport. You can read more here:
The BBC have recently reported that Government bodies are the ‘worst for aggressive debt collection’
We may not associate the aggressive debt collection with the government bodies, those who provide support to the most vulnerable when it comes to housing benefit, income support and council tax reduction, is approaching those in financial difficulties by ‘bringing in the heavies’ the most productive way to collect arrears?
Have you got any experience in being chased for an outstanding debt?
Do our local councils and government bodies need to rethink their collection process, or is it acceptable to approach vulnerable people in a bullying manor if they have missed payments? If a consumer creditor treated us the same would we just take our business elsewhere in the future? Is this the issue, there is no competition to provide a better service? Let us know your thoughts.
Read more about it here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-44953430
Self Help Guides
This month Debt Consultancy Service C.I.C have been putting together some self help guides for all customers who do not wish to discuss their debts, these are being added to the website this month and will give you the tools you need to budget and manage your own finances and even templates to discuss any arrears or financial difficulty with your creditor yourself!
Putting our customers back in control.
There’s lots of help available if you don’t feel this is the right choice for you!
Contact us at CIC@debtconsultancyservice.co.uk for more advice or information.
With Tour De France on our minds, this months quiz is based on France, Que savez-vous de la France?