Debts to friends and family

You may be paying back money you owe to a family member or friend. These can be complicated debts to deal with.

  • Usually, personal debts like these are non-priority debts and you can deal with them in the same way as other non-priority debts such as credit cards, store cards, loans or overdrafts.
  • Sometimes, there may be good reasons why you need to make higher payments on a personal debt.  When this happens, you can treat it as priority debt, but you may need to explain your reasons to your other non-priority creditors.

If you are struggling to keep up with your repayments to a friend or a family member, there may be a number of options available to you. You can find out how to deal with this type of debt at Step 4 of our Four simple steps to dealing with your debt.

Dealing with your priority debts and Personal debts to friends and family for more advice and information.