Money Matters

Julia – pensioner and feeling the strain of the cost-of-living crisis

Julia's story

Julia has been drawing her pension for 3 years and has always needed to budget carefully. But this became much harder during the cost-of-living crisis. When winter came around, her fuel bills increased and Julia was unable to make her Bumper repayments.

 

How Bumper helped

 

Julia contacted the Bumper support team to explain her problem.  

 

The support team were very understanding of Julia’s situation.  

 

As Julia had advised, she was struggling to pay most of her bills, the support team offered to fill out the online referral form with StepChange in order for them to make contact with Julia to discuss her current financial situation.   

 

The support team set up a temporary repayment arrangement, this was to ensure the original payment amount was not collected.  

 

This was whilst the support team waited for communication from StepChange. 

 

Contact was made from StepChange advising 30-day breathing space (also referred to as 30-day moratorium) was necessary.  

 

Julia contacted Bumper directly and we agreed on a more affordable repayment arrangement to clear the balance over a longer period of time. 

NEED SOME HELP OR ADVICE?

Our support team are here to listen, understand and advise you on how to seek help to manage your finances. 


Speak to our friendly support team on the phone, via live chat or by email.

0800 612 0946

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Other ways you can get help with your money worries

 

stepchange.org - the UK’s largest provider of free independent debt advice and managed solutions

 

nationaldebtline.org - offering free and independent debt advice over the phone and online

 

themoneycharity.org.uk - working to empower people across the UK to develop the skills and behaviours to make the most of their money

 

entitledto.co.uk - a free, online benefits calculator, that helps individuals calculate and understand the benefits they are entitled to

 

Or contact citizensadvice.org.uk for a full list of local financial advisors and debt counsellors

Questions?

  • Bumper can be used to split the cost of car repairs, servicing, MOT, warranties, and accessories. Ultimately, it is down to the retailer what Bumper can be used for so please always check with them first.

  • Unfortunately, you will not be able to use Bumper on this occasion. This is due to the credit checks we undertake. Please contact our support team if you have any questions regarding the declined application.  

  • Bumper are here to help if you cannot keep up with your monthly instalments. As soon as you feel the payments are not manageable, please contact our support team straight away. Our support team will aim to come to a mutually agreeable arrangement which is suitable for you. 

  • A temporary repayment arrangement is a reduced repayment for an agreed period. The amount and number of repayments will vary depending on individual circumstances. 

  • A new repayment arrangement is a repayment plan that has been amended from the original repayment terms.

  • We are obliged to report the status of your PayLater plan to the credit reference agency every month. If you enter a repayment arrangement with Bumper, this will be reported on your credit file due to a change in the original payment terms.  Please note, this is not classed as a late payment.

  • You can contact Bumper by the following methods to discuss your loan: 

    • Phone – 0800 612 0946 
    • Live Chat – www.bumper.co.uk 
    • Email – support@bumper.co.uk 
  • You can contact Bumper by the following methods to discuss your loan:

    • Phone – 0800 612 0946 
    • Live Chat - www.bumper.co.uk 
    • Email – support@bumper.co.uk 
  • Yes, subject to the credit checks and, you can have multiple PayLaters out at the same time.

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