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Media 2016

Catch up with the latest media from 2017/18 featuring Mike Thomas, founder of DebtWizard.com.

 

BBC

Radio shows less than 30 days old will be on the BBC iPlayer, we have given you the link and time line to find just Mike Thomas's clip.

 

LBC

Our Mike Thomas is a regular guest in the LBC studio for The Money Hour taking calls, emails or texts from listeners looking for information on debt issues. For each show we list callers, topics and timeline of the audio to make it easier to access the information.

 

 

BBC Essex Drivetime with Dave Monk, 6pm 30/4/19 - Listen 10 mins
Tuesday, 30th April 2019

Mike ThomasHow to listen

Sorry this is no longer available on the BBC iPlayer

Topic

Mike Thomas was in the studio with Chris Berrow (deputising for Dave Monk) just after 6pm to comment on the latest set of consumer insolvencies released earlier today.

Mike starts off with explaining what debt options a consumer has and which ones are classed as insolvency. Mike then raises the point that people just don't decided to go bankrupt or propose an IVA or DRO as soon as they experience a debt problem, for some the trigger for their financial woes could have started several years ago.

Then Mike reveals the average cost to the taxpayer to administer a straightforward consumer bankruptcy and explain how a bankrupt is assessed to see if they can afford to pay something each month towards the bankruptcy costs with any surplus going to the creditors in the insolvency.

Read more: BBC Essex Drivetime with Dave Monk, 6pm 30/4/19 - Listen 10 mins

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BBC Radio London - Drivetime with Eddie Nestor 6.20pm, Tues 29/01/2019
Tuesday, 29th January 2019

Mike spoke with Eddie Nestor about the rising issue of council tax defaulters and what can be done to help them. Mike then reveals the New guidelines for council tax arrears collection launched by the Money Advice Service (MAS) in December 2018 and then goes through his online guide of Council tax problems - 5 ways to help you pay

How to listen

Read more: BBC Radio London - Drivetime with Eddie Nestor 6.20pm, Tues 29/01/2019

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TalkRADIO Early Breakfast with James Max
Tuesday, 8th January 2019

Mike was commenting with James Max on the recent analysis by the TUC on consumer spending and the rise of household debt. James asks Mike, "how do you know whether your debt is manageable or a good debt that you can afford?"

James then asks Mike if he can explain the difference between a normal overdraft against the expense of a credit card and whether people get into debt through being lazy with their finances. Mike then explains the debt options available to consumers namely, Debt Management Plans (DMP), Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs), Consumer Bankruptcy and Debt Relief Orders (DROs).

How to listen

Read more: TalkRADIO Early Breakfast with James Max

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BBC Radio London - Drivetime with Eddie Nestor 6.50pm, Mon 7/1/19
Monday, 7th January 2019

Mike will be commenting on today's debt report by the TUC 'Unsecured debt hits new peak of £15,400 per household' from 6.45pm with Eddie Nestor.

Eddie also asks Mike this question. "If anyone listening to this show has £10,00 or more on credit card debt what could or should they be doing?" Mike answers this and goes through his bespoke 5 point guide, In debt but don't know where to start.

How to listen

Read more: BBC Radio London - Drivetime with Eddie Nestor 6.50pm, Mon 7/1/19

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BBC Radio Kent Ian Collins & Anna Cookson 7.45am 12/12/18
Wednesday, 12th December 2018

Mike ThomasMike joined Ian Collins and Anna Cookson and commented on how and why consumers fall into unnecessary unmanageable debt over the festive period. Ian then mentions credit card debt and asks if this getting worse for consumers, are they owing more than they can pay back?

Then Mike revealed the problems with credit card debt when people only make minimum payments and will show how a simple debt of £2,600 on a credit card can take up to 25 years and 7 months to repay.

Ian then asks Mike if there is a market for payday lenders now, and Mike's answer will surprise most of you.

Read more: BBC Radio Kent Ian Collins & Anna Cookson 7.45am 12/12/18

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Free podcast now available - LBC with Clive Bull 9-10pm, Sat 22nd Dec 2018
Saturday, 22nd December 2018

Below is the free podcast from Mike Thomas's, founder of DebtWizard.com, appearance on LBC's Consumer Hour on Saturday, 22 December 2018, with Clive Bull. It's free to listen to. On this show, Mike, aka DebtWizard, talks to Clive about Christmas debt plus the latest news affecting consumers with debt issues, he takes calls, texts and emails from listeners around the country.

Topics & Timeline

We have added a list of the topics and timeline of the audio to make it easier to access certain parts of the show. Just click on the podcast below to start listening or move the timer to the part of the show / callers that interests you the most. All news bulletins have been removed by LBC.

Read more: Free podcast now available - LBC with Clive Bull 9-10pm, Sat 22nd Dec 2018

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BBC Essex with Sadie Nine 9am 6/12/18
Wednesday, 5th December 2018

Mike Thomas was in the studio with Sadie Nine just after 9am to comment on consumer bankruptcy following the recent news Katie Price has avoided going bankrupt. Mike went through the new changes on how to apply for bankruptcy, the cost to the consumer, the alternative debt options to avoid going insolvent and answers texts and calls to the show.

How to listen

Read more: BBC Essex with Sadie Nine 9am 6/12/18

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BBC Three Counties Radio with Andy Collins 7.50am 5/12/18
Tuesday, 4th December 2018

Mike ThomasMike Thomas, Founder of DebtWizard joined Andy Collins offering his top tips on how to avoid getting into debt this Christmas and what to do if you overspend.

Mike goes through the problems with credit card debt when people only make minimum payments and reveals how a debt of £2,600 on a credit card can take up to 25 years and 7 months to repay, plus his tip on how to bring this down 20 years quicker!

Mike then introduces his bespoke five point guide on how to get out of debt designed to help people with debt problems who have no idea where to begin. It details information on what to do when you have a debt issue, who to contact for help, how to take control of your situation, what to say to your lenders / debt collectors and that importantly how not to pay thousands of pounds in fees.

How to listen

Read more: BBC Three Counties Radio with Andy Collins 7.50am 5/12/18

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BBC Radio London - Breakfast with Petrie Hosken - 6.15am 21/11/18
Wednesday, 21st November 2018

Mike ThomasBBC London - Drivetime with Petrie Hosken 6.15am. Mike spoke to Petrie about the new 'Breathing Space' being proposed by the government for debtors and what this means for those with debt problems, including those with mental health issues/debts.

Mike then goes through what debts are being considered to be included and those debts that will not, the three point access criteria and importantly who triggers the Breathing Space, the consumer/debtor or the debt adviser.

How to listen

Read more: BBC Radio London - Breakfast with Petrie Hosken - 6.15am 21/11/18

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BBC Essex Drivetime with Dave Monk, 4.30pm 13/11/18
Tuesday, 13th November 2018

Mike ThomasMike Thomas was in the studio with Dave Monk just after 4.37pm to comment on the government research that suggests families are hiding as much as £96BN of debts from their loved ones.

Mike went through two case examples he has dealt with, first one was hidden debts of £30,000 on credit cards and the second case again credit card debts, of £55,000. Mike then explains the tell tale signs someone leaves behind when they have debt problems plus how easy it is for your partner to find out about your debts, no matter how much you try not to let slip.

Mike then gives ideas on how to approach your partner with a debt problem, get your timing right and offers some words to use as well as where to get that much needed debt help.

Dave asks Mike to comment on how easy it is for consumers to borrow money and is student debt going to be an ongoing problem.
 
How to listen

Read more: BBC Essex Drivetime with Dave Monk, 4.30pm 13/11/18

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