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Recent media coverage

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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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