Following months of financial difficulties, the high street rent-to-own retailer Brighthouse has announced its collapse.
The chain had stores in Huyton and Kirkby town centres which had already been closed to the public due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
I’m a customer, what does this mean for me?
Existing customers should continue to make payments in their usual way; administrators are looking for potential buyers for the stores.
If customers are struggling to make payments, for example if their income has reduced due to Coronavirus, requests for a payment break or lower payments can be made directly to Brighthouse.
I’m worried about debt
Free debt advice is available from the following national organisations – all advice is free and confidential.
Other organisations give free confidential information and advice on benefits, grants and managing your money, with an online benefits calculator to work out what you could claim:
Local credit unions offer low cost loans to their members – please note that during the Coronavirus outbreak, both Knowsley Mutual and Enterprise Credit Union are only able to offer loans to existing members. Although their branches are closed, both can be contacted online, by email or by phone.
- Knowsley Mutual Credit Union – 0151 545 3380 or visit www.knowsleymutualcu.co.uk
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online at https://apply.knowsleymutualcu.co.uk
- Enterprise Credit Union – 0151 482 0177 or visit www.enterprisecreditunion.org
Email email@example.com for general enquiries or firstname.lastname@example.org for their payments team.
If you are a member of either credit union they may be able to help you.