Tag: debt

Take control of your money in Debt Awareness Week

  Today (Monday 20 January 2014) sees the start of the first national Debt Awareness Week. Leeds based debt charity StepChange has launched its first ever national Debt Awareness Week to get people talking about the money worries that keep them awake at night. The aim of this year’s campaign

Have an affordable Christmas with Leeds City Credit Union

  People across Leeds are being reminded that high-cost ‘payday’ lenders are not the place to go for extra money this Christmas – alternative lenders are available, offering a more affordable, ethical option. As part of the ‘Take a Stand’ campaign against high-cost lenders Leeds City Council is supporting the

South of the River – and deeper in debt?

  There is a conference taking place today in Leeds to look at what can be done about high cost lending. The figures are stark, if Leeds residents borrowed money at normal bank rates of interest, collectively we would save £60m. That’s £60m that can be spent on food, clothing

Leeds Federated Housing offer money advice to tenants

A social landlord with 1,000 homes in South Leeds is offering its tenants help with managing their money. Leeds Federated Housing Association is urging its residents to be cash-smart in 2013 by taking advantage of free financial support. The association has a range of services available including a dedicated Financial

South Leeds Links: Belle Isle bin fires, Cottingley TRAC meets and Middleton Railway donation

Here’s your weekly roundup of what’s making south Leeds tick on the area’s blogs and websites. Councillors, police and Aire Valley Homes officers will be present at tonight’s meeting to discuss local issues at the Cottingley TRAC group meeting at Cottingley Primary School (7pm). The need to reopen the estate’s