Money Matters

Stefan – gambling problem affecting finances

Stefan's story

After a few big betting wins, Stefan’s luck soon ran out. He started using more and more of his money each month on placing even bigger bets in the hope of replenishing the money he had lost. This meant he was unable to pay his household bills and Bumper repayments.

 

How Bumper helped

 

Stefan realised his gambling addiction was affecting not only his finances but his relationships and mental health. He reached out to the Bumper support team to discuss his repayments.

 

The support team took the time to understand Stefan’s situation.

 

Stefan had already spoken with StepChange prior to the call and was in the process of setting an action plan with them.  

 

The support team were able to offer Stefan a temporary repayment arrangement at a lower monthly amount to ensure he was gradually able to continue to pay back his Bumper repayments whilst receiving support from StepChange. 

 

After the call, the support team emailed Stefan a list of companies that specialise in mental health to ensure he had the support required. 

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.