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How to talk to yourself about money

Having money worries on your mind can really weigh on you, so it's important that you feel able to speak to yourself and loved ones about money.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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The truth behind Black Friday spending in the UK

New research by Lowell delves into the social pressures behind spending on Black Friday including how many people buy things they don’t want or need.

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Christmas financial pressures 2023

Christmas financial pressures 2023

Stephanie North-Shaw
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Dealing with debt after having children

Growing your family is a big financial commitment and a new report by Lowell reveals the different financial and social issues that new parents are facing.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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Debt After Health Issues

Dealing with health issues can lead to financial struggles, and new research by Lowell reveals how many Brits are struggling with debt due to their health.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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Myth-Busting: The Truth Behind Common Money Myths

Have you ever heard something about money and wondered if it was actually true or not? Read our blog to discover the truth behind some common money myths.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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How the cost of living crisis has affected families

With the cost of living crisis affecting families around the UK, research by Lowell reveals the financial concerns and anxieties families are currently facing.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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The Cost of Having a Family

Many families are facing financial difficulties due to the cost-of-living crisis and new research by Lowell reveals just the true cost behind having a family.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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Debt and depression

At Lowell, we know that debt can be overwhelming and impact your mental health. That’s why we’ve created this guide looking into debt and depression.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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Myth-busting: What is zombie debt?

What is zombie debt, and do I still have to pay? At Lowell, we want to educate our customers so that they feel confident when it comes to managing their finances.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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How to deal with debt-related stress

We understand that dealing with debt can be overwhelming and cause stress. To help ease your mind, read our guide on how to deal with debt-related stress.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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Myth-busting: The truth about debt advice online

Have you been contacted by Lowell and are looking for debt advice online? Read our blog to find out more about the truth about debt advice online.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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The impact of money problems on relationships

Money problems can impact relationships from friends and family to your significant other, read on to discover what research uncovered on the matter.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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10 min read

Helpful tips for budget recipes | Cheap recipes

Discover how you can feed your household on a budget. From budget recipes for two to cheap yet healthy alternatives, take a look at our blog to find out more.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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10 min read

Helpful tips for budget packed lunches

If you’re looking to cut back on your food spending, here are some cheap packed lunch ideas for both adults and kids that are going to save you money.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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Myth-busting: Prove It letters

If you hear from Lowell about debt payments that you don’t believe belong to you then check out our blog to find out more about Prove It letters and how we can work together to help you.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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6 min read

How to start saving

Ready to take control of your finances? We know that saving money is easier said than done so we’ve created this guide of saving tips to help you make a start.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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How to avoid fraud

Do you know how fraud works? Read our useful guide for information on the different types of fraud, how to spot and report fraud, and other helpful tips.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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How Brits are Planning to afford Christmas

With the cost-of-living crisis, we surveyed Brits to find out just the sort of financial pressures they face this year in order to save the magic of Christmas.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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How do students afford university?

University is a rewarding but expensive time - Lowell surveyed students to find out how they afford uni, and how much personal debt they got into while studying.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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What have Brits learnt about fraud since 2021?

Following our 2021 study into financial fraud, and with searches for fraud seeing an increase of 47% in the last 12 months, Lowell has commissioned new research into how fraud affects Brits.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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Financial Goals of Brits in 2022

To understand just how much the cost of living crisis has impacted Brits, we conducted research revealing how Brits’ future financial goals have changed.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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How many Brits have dealt with financial abuse?

New research by Lowell reveals that over a third of Brits have dealt with financial abuse or know someone who has. Learn how to spot the signs, and where to get support.

Libby Davies
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What happens to debt when you die, get married or move abroad?

Different circumstances can affect you and your debt. We explain what happens to debt when you die, move abroad, get married and more.

Libby Davies
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How debt can affect your everyday life

At Lowell, we understand that dealing with debt can be difficult. As part of that, we wanted to speak to people to find out how financial difficulties and debt affect their day-to-day life.

Libby Davies
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Does debt have an impact on retirement?

New research suggests that 1 in 6 Brits are considering delaying retirement for 5 years due to debt. Find out how Brits feel about their pension and retirement.

Libby Davies
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Myth: Lowell agents are making a commission from my payments

Lowell agents don’t make a commission from your payments, they are just here to help. But you may wonder why they don’t. Read our blog to find out more.

Libby Davies
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The true cost of a wedding

If you’re planning a wedding, you might be worrying about how much things cost – but how much debt are Brits getting into while planning their big day?

Libby Davies
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How to budget for Christmas

Discover our top tips for a budget-friendly Christmas, from upcycled woodland decorations to low-cast present ideas.

Libby Davies
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Christmas Debt: The true cost of Christmas

We surveyed Brits to find out what kind of pressures we face to create the ‘perfect’ Christmas, and the impact this can have on our finances.

Libby Davies
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How much do Brits understand their credit score?

Understanding your credit score is important. Our recent survey reveals how often different generations check their credit score, and how much they understand it.

Libby Davies
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The UK’s biggest money fears

We have revealed the UK's biggest financial fears and how to combat them, from worries about monthly outgoings to fear of fraud.

Libby Davies
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How Brits manage their wages and payday spending

Managing your wages after payday is an important part of budgeting - discover our research into how Brits spend their wages and how many are saving monthly.

Libby Davies
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Why it’s important to build a financial safety net

Having a financial safety net is important, but saving up can be hard - we reveal how many people struggle to save for a rainy day fund, plus tips for saving.

Libby Davies
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How to deal with joint debt after a separation

Discover more about how to deal with joint debt after separation in our guide including research by Lowell and helpful tips to make things easier going forward.

Libby Davies
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How many Brits fall victim to card fraud?

Our new research shows that one in five Brits have been exposed to payment card fraud, as well as top tips for how to spot fraudsters and protect yourself.

Libby Davies
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How our new Customer Panel helps Lowell customers

We’re always looking for ways to improve your experience. Discover everything there is to know about the Customer Panel, and how it helps customers like you.

Libby Davies
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How to create a budget and manage your money

Discover Lowell's guide to budgeting, using our budget calculator and top tips for budgeting, to help you get control of your finances and clear your debt.

Libby Davies
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Does the UK have a financial confidence problem?

Lowell's new research shows a third of Brits aren't confident about their finances. Find out the most confusing financial terms that Brits aren't sure about.

Libby Davies
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The financial tips we wish we'd learned as a child

We look at budgeting tips that we wish we’d learned as a child, and how to teach your child the value of money.

Libby Davies
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Credit score myths

Do you know what affects your credit score? Our survey reveals misconceptions Brits believe about their credit.

Libby Davies
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How do we support our customers' mental health?

A guide to how we can help if you’re going through a hard time.

Libby Davies
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Hidden Debt – why we don’t talk about our debt problems

At Lowell, we understand that debt can make you feel worried or stressed. We want to remove the stigma of debt and encourage people to talk about their finances, especially with loved ones.

Sarah-Louise Brown
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International Day of Happiness: See what our customers have to say

Talking about debt can be difficult and thinking about settling your debts can sometimes make you feel overwhelmed. But at Lowell, we believe that it should be simple and affordable for you to become debt-free.

Sarah-Louise Brown
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3 min read

COVID-19 and debt: the impact on children’s mental health

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause additional financial pressure on UK households, it sadly comes as no surprise that this is having a direct impact on families’ mental health, and specifically, a rise in anxiety in children.

Sarah-Louise Brown
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Time to Talk: How to speak to a loved one about debt

It can be hard to talk about mental health - that's why Lowell supports Debt Awareness Week. Read our guide on how to talk about debt and mental health.

Stephanie North-Shaw
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3 min read

January Blues: Affording January 2021

Our new report reveals that this January may be more difficult than usual, with 39% of households facing financial issues due to the impact of COVID-19.

Emma Sams
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Blue Monday: Improve your wellbeing

We take a look at Blue Monday, with suggestions on how to help your mental wellbeing and how we can support and work with you during this time of year.

Emma Sams
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4 min read

Myth: Lowell is a scam artist

We bust the myth that Lowell is a scam artist. Read about how we're a legitimate company that’s authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. Discover our positive reviews and how we work with our customers.

Emma Sams
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4 min read

Calculations to consider for your 2021 budget

When planning for 2021, you’ll need to take into account the financial changes and challenges of 2020. Lowell are here to help you create an accurate 2021 budget.

Emma Sams
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Coronavirus leading to financial pressure for Christmas 2020

Find out about the impact that Coronavirus could have on financial pressure for households at Christmas time, and the help and support you can access this year.

Emma Sams
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Brits would rather talk about sex, relationships and politics than debt

Our survey shows that most Brits don’t want to talk about debt with other people, but new research reveals that speaking about debt can actually be beneficial

Emma Sams
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Can Lowell support me during Coronavirus?

As always, we’re here to support our customers, especially during this difficult time. Find out how we can help you with your debt with extra time, more flexibility and additional support.

Neil Costello
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6 min read

How to improve your credit score

What is a credit score? Read our helpful guide for information on good credit scores, how to check yours, and tips on how to improve it.

Darren Yates
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12 min read

How can I manage my Lowell account online?

Managing your Lowell account online is easier than ever. Take a look at some examples of what your online account will look like.

Emma Sams
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Budget calculator: Will Lowell force me to pay the money I have left over?

Some customers believe Lowell will make them pay their remaining money towards their debt, but we explain how we'll really work with you.

Emma Sams
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Welcome to our blog

Debt can be scary, confusing and unclear. Learn how our new blog is here to share our knowledge and help keep you informed and in control.

Neil Costello
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