Motley Fool: CCJs And Charging Orders

County Court Judgments (CCJs) are made when a creditor takes you to court in order to retrieve the money you owe. If a CCJ is granted against you it is entered on the Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines (for England & Wales) and on your credit file. Unless you pay off the debt within one month of the CCJ being granted, it remains there for six years even if you pay off what you owe during that time

As you might imagine, a CCJ has quite an impact on your credit rating. You could find it difficult to borrow money at all and at the very least you’re likely to have to pay higher interest rates….

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