Borrowing again after your DMP – the results are in!

Last month we asked you how you felt about borrowing again once your DMP is over. Your choices were:

• yes, I see borrowing as an essential part of life,

• yes, but I will be far more cautious,

• not sure,

• no, I will try to avoid borrowing and save more, or

• no, I don’t want to ever get into debt again.

So how do most of you feel about borrowing again? Let’s find out.

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‘I don’t want to be in debt again’


A whopping 42% of you said ‘no, I don’t ever want to get into debt again’ making this the most popular choice overall. 33% of those who responded chose ‘no I will try to avoid borrowing and save more’ making that the second most popular choice.

18% of you said you would consider borrowing again but that, crucially, you’d be far more cautious this time around. Only 5% of you said you weren’t sure and a tiny percentage – 2% - said that you see borrowing as a necessary part of life and that you think you will definitely borrow again.

‘Never want to be in debt again, the only thing I will borrow for is a house’


We also learnt that there are a few of you that would only consider borrowing for emergencies or for really big purchases, such as buying a car. Lots of you also aspire to owning your own home, and if your circumstances permit, there should be no reason why you can’t rebuild your credit history to enable you to get a mortgage in the future.

‘I will only borrow if I really have to – otherwise I will try and save!’


It was also clear from the comments that many of you now aspire to be savers, rather than borrowers, when it comes to your financial future. You can find tips on saving and choosing a savings account here.

You should find that it’s much easier to build your savings once your DMP is over, as the money you used to put towards your debts will now be yours to do with as you wish.

For many of you, it’s clear that the experience of living on a DMP has made you realise the importance of having a budget – and sticking to it. Lots of comments talked about continuing to live within your means, post DMP.

‘Just hated feeling the way I did and love feeling that I am paying off what I owe’


It’s also clear from the comments that many of you want to avoid the stress and worry of being in financial difficulty and that you’re really committed to the idea of repaying what you owe and excited about the prospect of becoming debt free.

Whether you think you’ll borrow again post DMP, or never want to again, our aim is to provide you with information and support about the choices you can make, and help you build your financial confidence.

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