In debt, depressed and thinking you have nowhere left to turn for help? It might be comforting to know you are not alone. Thousands are families, especially mums with children, are struggling to afford everyday essentials and keep on the top of the bills.
Aunt Meg is here to help people just like you. We’re proud of our track record, helping mums to sort out their debts and start again. Here are some examples:
When Meg got a divorce, she was forced to find a new home for herself and her children. Removal costs, new school uniforms and buying some basic furniture meant she ran up far more credit card spending than she normally allowed herself.
A tempting deal on a store card meant she signed on the dotted line without reading the small print. Six months later, she wished she’d been more careful.
Meg’s part-time work dried up and the card balances began to grow at a frightening rate with added interest and penalty fees. She dreaded opening the post or answering the door, living in fear of debt collectors or even the bailiffs. When she contacted us at Aunt Meg, she could not see any way out.
Fast forward three months and Meg has her life back and a plan for repaying her debts. Aunt Meg contacted her creditors, explained her situation and renegotiated her monthly payments.
Meg was happy to cut up the cards and start making affordable monthly payments that will eventually see her debts written off. ☺
Michelle’s Payday Horror
Michelle’s direct debits always fell a few days before her pay arrived, making every month a struggle. She started to use a payday loan for a few days each month, just to help her keep on top of things. It seemed like the perfect answer – until she couldn’t repay it.
Within days she was facing threatening letters and threats of enforcement officers. The more she borrowed to keep herself straight, the more interest she had to find.
Then she couldn’t pay her council tax and she realised she was in a downward spiral she couldn’t escape. She thought she would end up homeless, living on the street.
That’s when she called Aunt Meg for help. We helped her renegotiate her exorbitant interest and provided her with an affordable way to repay her many creditors. She no longer has to worry about knocks at the door or losing her home. ☺
Charlotte always left the bills to her partner when it came to paying the rent, council tax and utility bills. She thought they were doing OK, until one day the bailiffs arrived on her doorstep.
Unknown to her, the rent and council tax were months in arrears and she was jointly responsible – even though her partner had hidden the warning letters. She was in shock. Fortunately she knew her rights, did not allow the bailiffs in, accepted the copy of the Notice of Enforcement and called Aunt Meg for help.
We listened to her sad tale and immediately got in touch with her creditors on her behalf to halt proceedings. With only 7 days before the bailiffs returned, Aunt Meg was able to sort out an agreement with Charlotte’s creditors. Needless to say, her partner is now her ex, but she and her family are doing just fine. ☺
*All names used are fictional