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Press releases

Here are our most recent press releases listed in chronological order.


Our response to the July 2017 insolvency statistics - 28 July, 2017

High-cost credit market failure, major government investment needed - 20 July, 2017

Our response to the July 2017 insolvency statistics - 28 July, 2017

High-cost credit market failure, major government investment needed - 20 July, 2017

Rainy day savings via pensions automatic enrolment prevents debt problems and saves money - 11 July, 2017

We appoint two new Trustees - 10 July, 2017

Our response to the Bank of England's latest Financial Stability Report - 27 June, 2017

Our response to the Queen's Speech - 21 June, 2017

Our response to Bank of England credit card lending figures - 31 May, 2017

Our CEO to step down - 26 May, 2017

Our response to the TUC analysis of household debt - 25 May, 2017

Our response to the Conservative Party manifesto - 18 May, 2017

Our response to Labour Party manifesto - 16 May, 2017

Inflation rises at four year high: our response - 16 May, 2017

Our response to the May 2017 Inflation Report - 11 May, 2017

Our response to FCA credit card remedies consultation - 4 April, 2017

Our response to the March 2017 Bank of England’s Money and Credit statistics - 29 March, 2017

Record numbers seek debt help - 28 March, 2017

Bailiff reforms “not working”, say charities - 14 March, 2017

Our response to The Children’s Society findings - 6 March, 2017

Our response to the Bank of England’s Money and Credit statistics - 1 March, 2017

Our response to Which? research on overdrafts - 8 February, 2017

Almost a third of Brits saved nothing in the last 12 months - 2 February, 2017

Our response to the latest insolvency statistics - 27 January, 2017

Our response to the Bank of England’s Money and Credit statistics - 4 January, 2017

Our response to FCA early arrears thematic review - 13 December, 2016

Our response to the latest Bank of England Money and Credit statistics - 29 November, 2016

Our response to FCA call for input on high-cost credit and overdrafts - 29 November, 2016

Our Advocacy Team wins award for work with vulnerable people - 25 November, 2016

Our response to the Autumn Statement - 23 November, 2016

StepChange Debt Charity receives FCA authorisation - 11 November, 2016

Regulation has “not fixed” the payday loan market - 9 November, 2016

Our reaction to FCA response to the CMA retail banking market investigation- 3 November, 2016

Our response to the Bank of England’s Money and Credit statistics- 31 October, 2016

Spiralling overdraft charges adding millions to problem debt - 12 October, 2016

Our response to The Children’s Society report ‘The Damage of Debt’ - 22 September, 2016

Our response to £34m payday loan redress scheme - 19 September, 2016

Harness auto-enrolment for Help to Save, says StepChange Debt Charity - 14 September, 2016

Our response to the Law Commission’s recommendations on logbook loans - 12 September, 2016

Debt problems hit a record high in 2016 - 7 September, 2016

Average debt to friends and family now over £4,000 - 1 September, 2016

Our response to ‘Britain in the Red’, a report from the TUC and Unison - 23 August, 2016

London the debt capital of Britain at a cost of £1,4bn a year - 16 August, 2016

StepChange Debt Charity appoints new Director of Risk and Compliance - 16 August, 2016

Our response to the CMA retail banking market investigation – final report - 9 August, 2016

Our response to Bank of England’s Money and Credit statistics - 29 July, 2016

Our response to FCA credit card market study final findings report - 26 July, 2016

Government departments, local authorities and bailiffs among the most unfair when dealing with people in problem debt - 19 July, 2016

More than half of adults getting nuisance calls offering high-risk financial products - 13 July, 2016

Our response to Which? overdraft research - 9 July, 2016

StepChange Debt Charity appoints three new trustees - 30 June, 2016

Our response to 50th anniversary of the credit card - 29 June, 2016

Poor treatment of people in debt deepens financial hardship - 8 June, 2016

Unrequested credit limit increases pushing people further into debt - 3 June, 2016

Our response to Bank of England’s Money and Credit statistics April 2016 - 1 June, 2016

Our response to the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and Ofcom’s launch of the ‘text to register’ service - 27 May, 2016

Our response to the CMA Retail banking market investigation – Provisional decision on remedies - 17 May, 2016

Debt charities see record Council Tax arrears problems - 4 May, 2016

Our response to the latest insolvency statistics - 29 April, 2016

Our response to the latest Bank of England’s Money and Credit statistics - 29 April, 2016

Part time workers increasingly financially vulnerable - 6 April, 2016

Rapid rise in single parent debt problems - 4 April, 2016

Help to save scheme welcome, but devil in the detal - 14 March, 2016

Our response to the FCA announcement on debt management firm PDHL - 10 March, 2016

£1.7bn credit card debt shows need for urgent action - 9 March, 2016

‘Credit safety net’ puts millions at risk of problem debt - 29 February, 2016

Our response to BT’s launch of a free service to divert nuisance calls - 15 February, 2016

StepChange Debt Charity and Martin Lewis call for Government to ensure those in debt crisis get ‘breathing space’ to buy food - 3 February 2016

Our response to the Bank of England’s Money and Credit statistics - 02 February, 2016

Our reponse to the latest Insolvency Statistics October to December 2015 (Q4) - 29 January, 2016

StepChange Debt Charity welcomes Work and Pensions Committee report on local welfare safety net - 12 January, 2016

Our response to the latest Bank of England’s Money and Credit statistics - 4 January, 2016

Risk of problem debt becomes ‘new normal’ for millions - 10 December, 2015

Our response to the latest Bank of England’s Money and Credit statistics - 30 November, 2015

Our esponse to the Autumn Statement and Comprehensive Spending Review - 25 November, 2015

Our response to the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings from the ONS - 18 November, 2015

Our response to the ICO fining Oxygen Ltd for nuisance calls - 10 November, 2015

StepChange Debt Charity, spoke at the Council of Mortgage Lenders' annual conference - 10 November 2015

Our response to latest payday lender consumer redress scheme - 4 November, 2015

Our response to the FCA’s Credit Card Market Study – Interim Report - 3 November, 2015

Our response to Insolvency Statistics – July to September 2015 (Q3) - 29 October, 2015

Our response to Financial Capability Strategy - 28 October, 2015

Our response £15.4m payday lender consumer redress scheme - 26 October, 2015

Our response to CMA bank account findings - 22 October, 2015

StepChange Debt Charity and Money Advice Trust respond to government amendment to the Finance Bill - 16 October, 2015

Our response to record nuisance calls fine - 30 September, 2015

Volatile income and insecure work pushing millions into debt - 28 September, 2015

StepChange Debt Charity to launch Irish service - 25 September, 2015

Our response to the Citizens Advice report - 24 September, 2015

Our response to TUC debt report - 8 September, 2015

Adapting auto-enrolment to fix savings crisis - 6 August, 2015

Our response to the FCA/Cash Genie announcement - 27 July, 2015

Our response to the CFA report - 21 July, 2015

Our response to the Budget- 08 July, 2015

Our response to FCA debt management review - 25 June, 2015

Money Advice Service announces new partnership with StepChange Debt Charity - 10 June, 2015

Our response to the CSJ debt report - 4 June, 2015

StepChange Debt Charity announced as payments distributor for Debt Arrangement Scheme - 28 May, 2015

Our response to the Queen's Speech - 27 May, 2015

Our response to the FCA warning on debt management firms - 21 May, 2015

Our response to nuisance calls still on the rise Ofcom research - 20 May, 2015

Our response to Wonga and Financial Ombudsman Service announcements - 19 May, 2015

More money on bailouts for friends and family - 30 April, 2015

Our response to Insolvency Statistics - 29 April, 2015

Our response to Wonga profit announcement - 21 April, 2015

Sir Hector Sants appointed Chair of StepChange Debt Charity - 31 March, 2015

A rising economic tide, but many left drowning in debt - 31 March, 2015

More people in Wales struggling to meet the cost of living - 26 March, 2015

Our response to Farnish Review - 20 March, 2015

Budget response: savings policy a "missed opportunity" - 18 March, 2015

Our response to Financial Inclusion Commission report  - 11 March, 2015

Our response to FCA payday review - 10 March, 2015

Council tax arrears cases up 372% in five years - 9 March, 2015

Debt problems placing strain on health services - 27 February, 2015

Dealing with nuisance calls – how the UK still lags behind - 26 February, 2015

Our response to CMA payday market review - 24 February, 2015

Our response to the FCA Occasional Paper on Vulnerability - 23 February, 2015

Our response to the to Rent to Own inquiry - 10 February, 2015

Our response to the insolvency statistics - 29 January, 2015

Over 21 million Brits don’t have a household budget - 26 January, 2015

Our response to the Insolvency Service review - 15 January, 2015

£1,000 in savings would protect 500,000 households from problem debt - 8 January, 2015

StepChange Debt Charity welcomes payday loan cap - 2 January, 2015

Our archives

Here are our older StepChange Debt Charity (formerly CCCS) press releases.

June 2010 - December 2014 »

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