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From Jan 2016 onwards

This section contains details of media coverage of StepChange Debt Charity. Please click on the appropriate link below to view the article in full.

The six ways to be richer and more secure in 2017 – The Times – 7th January 2017

BBC Radio 4 You and Yours – BBC Radio 4 - 5th January 2017 (from 11 minutes 15 seconds)

Debt, fuel costs, wealth and pensions - The Spectator - 5th January 2017

Warning as credit card debt hits a £66.7bn high: Families borrowing growing at the fastest rate for 12 years – Daily Mail - 5th January 2017

UK credit binge approaching levels not seen since 2008 crash – The Guardian - 4th January 2017

Britain's borrowing binge puts millions at risk – how to stay safe – The Mirror - 4th January 2017

British shoppers splurge as debt grows at fastest pace since boom year of 2005 – The Telegraph - 4th January 2017

Household debt rises to post-credit crunch high – BBC News - 4th January 2017

Overdid it at Christmas? Six ways to beat a debt hangover and start getting your finances back into shape – The Mail Online - 31 December 2016

Watchdog slams firms for not doing enough to help those who slip into debt –  City AM - 13th December 2016

Credit crunch: Household debt is rising just as the economy's future is uncertain – Daily Telegraph – 10th December 2016

The invisible credit card of the future – BBC News – 4th December 2016

Debt warning as amount of cash owed by families grows at fastest rate in 11 years – The Sun – 30th November 2016

Warning on the UK's colossal credit binge after amount owed on credit cards, loans and overdrafts soars by 11% to £190 BILLION – Daily Mail – 29th November 2016

BBC Radio 5 Live Drive – 29th November 2016 (from 51 minutes)

Shop around to avoid racking up a catalogue of pricey debt – The Observer – 28th November 2016

'I don't want to get punched in the head for a cheap toaster': ONLINE retailers enjoy record Black Friday sales as millions of shoppers switch to the web to avoid battles on Britain's High Streets – Daily Mail - 25th November 2016

Black Friday 2016: Experts warn shoppers of FAKE DEALS and overspending – Daily Express – 25th November 2016

No bun fights please, we're British – Independent - 22nd November 2016

Warning on the UK's colossal credit binge after amount owed on credit cards, loans and overdrafts soars by 11% to £190 BILLION – Daily Mail – 20th November 2016

Benefits, tax, rates, investing … will the autumn statement make a difference? – The Observer – 19th November 2016

25 texts and emails a day: how payday loan firms hound vulnerable borrowers – The Guardian – 12th November 2016

This is how to complain about a payday loan if you've been mistreated by a lender – Daily Mirror - 11th November 2016

Time to breathe: Why debtors need a break – Credit Strategy – 10th November 2016

Thousands still struggling with payday loan debts – Daily Mail – 9th November 2016

Higher inflation and rising debt threaten millions in UK – The Observer – 5th November 2016

Overruled! It turns out you CAN force banks to cap overdraft fees – Daily Mirror – 3rd November 2016

You and Yours – BBC Radio 4 – 4th November 2016

Relief at last from eye-watering overdraft charges? Watchdog probes fees that sting millions every month – Daily Mail – 3rd November 2016

Bank overdraft cap could be re-examined, says FCA – BBC News – 3rd November 2016

Regulator accused of letting down poorer bank customers – BBC News – 1st November 2016

Credit card debt grows at fastest rate since the financial crash: Households put anther £500m on plastic last month - bringing debt total to £66bn – Daily Mail – 1st November 2016

Growth in debt fastest since the crash: Record low interest rates fuelling biggest credit binge in a decade – Daily Mail – 28th of October 2016

The overdrafts worse than payday loans that trap people in a debt spiral - and how to beat them – Daily Mirror – 24th of October 2016

You and Yours – BBC Radio 4 – 24th October 2016

5 Live Daily – 5 Live (2 hours, 25 minute mark) – 24th October 2016

Dispatches – Channel 4 - 24th October 2016

Fears of a new debt binge after First Direct bank offers borrowers loans of up to £50,000 with no collateral – Daily Mail – 16th October 2016

Money Box Live: Can children's attitudes to money shape their adult financial lives? – BBC Radio 4 – 12th October 2016

Pressure mounts to cap runaway overdraft charges – Independent – 12th October 2016

Pressure mounts on FCA to introduce overdraft cap – City AM – 12th October 2016

Friends before food: why technology is more important than groceries for the cash-strapped – The Independent – 28 September 2016

Don’t let basic bank accounts go begging through ignorance – The Scotsman – 24 September 2016

Money Box – BBC Radio 4 – 10 September 2016

Charity deluged with 300,000 calls between January and June from people seeking help with debt – Daily Mail – 6 September 2016

Borrowing from friends and family can have serious consequences – The Spectator – 2 September 2016

Millions of families living in 'extreme debt' as loan costs spiral and wages are squeezed – Daily Mirror – 27 August 2016

More than 1.5m UK households in extreme debt, says TUC report – The Guardian – 23 August 2016

Collapse in pay value sees more than 1.5 million families in extreme debt – Daily Mail – 23 August 2016

Subprime lenders see silver lining after Brexit – Daily Mail – 21 July 2016

Payday lenders face Google ads ban – BBC World Service – 13 July 2016

Six million people pestered with nuisance calls every day – The Times – 13 July 2016

Call for cold-calling ban on loans – BBC News – 13 July 2016

The dangerous phone calls that can cost you thousands – Daily Mirror – 13 July 2016

Today marks 50 years of credit cards in the UK: Here are 15 facts you never knew about your flexible friend – Daily Mail – 29 June 2016

50 years on: How credit cards changed our relationship with money – BBC News – 27 June 2016

Credit unions helping bridge financial gaps – Herald Scotland – 12 June 2016

Lenders are forcing people into a vicious cycle of deepening debt – The Spectator – 10 June 2016

Runaway debt levels expose 14 million Brits to grave new financial risks – Independent – 3 June 2016

The sneaky card trick that banks use to push thousands of us deeper into debt – Daily Mirror – 3 June 2016

The 'gift' from your credit card that pushes you into debt: Unrequested credit limit increases harming borrowers, warns charity – Daily Mail – 3 June 2016

UK borrowing rises at fastest rate in more than a decade - The Guardian - 29 June 2016

Council tax bailiffs should be called off, say charities – BBC News – 4 May 2016

Record numbers of people in council tax arrears, say charities - The Guardian - 4 May 2016

Concern over use of bailiffs to chase council tax debts – Daily Mail - 4 May 2016

You and Yours - Debt and mental illness – BBC Radio 4 – 3 May 2016

Fears of households over-stretching on borrowing as consumer credit grows – Daily Mail – 29 April 2016

Consumer credit rises at fastest pace for 11 years – The Guardian – 29 April 2016

HISTORY REPEATING? Fears of ANOTHER financial crisis as borrowing reaches 11-year high – Daily Express – 29 April 2016

8 things that stop us saving - and how you can beat them – Daily Mirror – 8 April 2016

Single parents increasingly struggling with debt, says charity – The Guardian – 4 April 2016

Struggling generation rent is being driven into debt - The Guardian – 4 April 2016

Is government's Help to Save scheme a 'mis-selling' scandal waiting to happen? Former pensions minister thinks so... - Daily Mail – 16 March 2016

The vital role of credit unions in providing access to low-cost finance – The Guardian – 16 March 2016

Help To Save like 'stealing someone's car and offering them a lift to the bus stop', Labour says – The Independent – March 14 2016

Debt Buster: Misery for millions – new report shows scale of Brits crippled by credit – Daily Star - 13 March 2016

Debt management firm shut down after widespread errors as watchdog cracks down on the consumer credit market – The Daily Mail - 10 March 2016

Credit cards are pushing people into damaging long-term debt – The Independent – 9 March 2016

Fears of a debt boom as number of credit card borrowers asking for help soars 40% in four years – Daily Mail – 9 March 2016

Credit cards are pushing people into damaging long-term debt – The Independent – 9 March 2016

Millions use credit as a 'safety net' to meet everyday living costs - and two in five would struggle to raise £500 for a one-off buy – The Daily Mail – 29 February 2016

High cost of 'buy now, pay later': how catalogue debt adds up – The Guardian – 26 February 2016

It’s time to give everyone a push towards saving for a rainy day (behind paywall) – The Times – 24 February 2016

BT cracks down on cold callers with a breakthrough service to divert 25million nuisance calls a week to junk voicemail – Daily Mail – 11 February 2016

Low interest rates cost savers £160BILLION and spark yet another debt binge – Daily Express – 04 February 2016

Debt 'breathing space' called for to help families in crisis – Daily Mail – 03 February 2016

Households put another £4.4BILLION on credit cards and personal loans in December as debt rises at fastest pace in a decade – Daily Mail – 01 February 2016

Debt map of Britain revealed: The areas of the UK where households are most likely to seek advice over problem debts – Daily Mail – 25 January 2016

'Drowning' in debt as personal borrowing tops £180bn – BBC News – 20 January 2016

Councils' 2016 plans to slash welfare ‘leave poorest families on knife edge’ – Daily Mirror – 12 January 2016

Consumer debt climbing out of control, charities warn – The Independent – 4 January 2016

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