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Debt Write-Offs - Not just a dream but a reality!

Even though it is now over ten years since the global financial crisis and property crash, many people across both the U.K and Ireland continue to struggle with over 600,000 homes still in negative equity.

In our experience, debt has been an enormous source of anxiety and stress, with many people feeling like they will never be free of their financial burdens, and on many occasions this can manifest itself in illness for those involved.  

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Well Done is better than Well Said

Benjamin Franklin was a Founding Father and a polymath, inventor, scientist, printer, politician, freemason and diplomat.  In 1776, he was part of the five-member committee that helped draft the Declaration of Independence, in which the 13 American colonies declared their freedom from British rule. 

Franklin is remembered in many ways and famous for many quotes, but one that keeps coming into my mind would be;

 

“Well done is better than well said”

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The 'Ticking Time Bomb' Mortgage

Over the last number of months, our office has received an increase in the number of clients who have contacted us in a state of stress and panic as they have received that dreaded letter advising their Mortgage term has expired. The lender is now requesting the balance in full and they don’t know what to do.

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A bleak forecast for the Housing market - Is Brexit to Blame?

It has recently been reported in the media that the housing market outlook over the next three months is the most downbeat reading since records started in October 1998. This pessimism is blamed on the lack of clarity around Brexit. A recent UK Market Residential Survey from The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' reported subdued activity in almost all areas of the UK was mainly driven by Brexit uncertainty.

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Mediation - The best solution to resolve a debt issue! - The Third Way

The Oxford Dictionary defines “mediation” as an intervention in a dispute in order to resolve it.

It is a simple enough explanation that does little to describe the process or the skill involved especially when it comes to mediation in financial affairs and property debt.

In 2011, GDP Partnership was established to offer a mediation service for those people who found themselves in serious trouble with banks and financial institutions over property debt.

We are now into 2019 and the global financial crisis that began in 2007 continues to wreak havoc among homeowners and businesses across both the UK and Ireland with no end in sight.

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‘Warehoused Mortgages’ is set to be the next controversy in Ireland. Are you prepared?

It has recently been reported in the media that some €1.5bn worth of so-called “ware-house” mortgages will be the next negative property issue to sweep through the length and breadth of Ireland. A “ware-house” mortgage has been described as such as it is a mortgage where some regular payments are agreed and the rest of the sum is parked to the end of the term.

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