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Media coverage. Sep 2011 - May 2013.

This page contains details of older media articles featuring StepChange Debt Charity. Please click on the appropriate link below to view the article in full.

Burdened by your finances: can debt affect mental health? - Daily Express - 19 May 2013

£20bn debt burden weighs down Scotland’s pensioners - Scotsman - 18 May 2013

Charity highlights link between debt and mental health - Guardian - 15 May 2013

Increase in the number of people 60 and over facing homelessness - Kensington and Chelsea Today - 14 May 2013

Charity’s alarm over soaring payday debts - Yorkshire Post - 11 May 2013

The silver debt crisis - Daily Mail - 9 May 2013

Pleas for help on payday loans more than double - Metro - 8 May 2013

Twice as many now seeking help for payday loan debts - Independent - 7 May 2013

Debt worries feature payday loans, says StepChange - BBC News - 7 May 2013

Insolvencies drop to five year low - Daily Mirror - 4 May 2013

Families' cash struggles - Bath Chronicle - 2 May 2013

Bank of Mum and Dad issues fewer loans - Daily Telegraph - 11 April 2013

Rising number of households in debt to energy supplier - Guardian - 9 April 2013

£1,000 debt could force you to sell your home - Independent - 5 April 2013

High expectations of charity fig-leaf as local services cut - Guardian - 28 March 2013

Action need to end payday loan misery - Scotsman - 17 March 2013

Unemployment triggers debt worries for under 25s - Guardian - 21 February 2013

Young jobless face debt challenge - BBC News - 21 February 2013

Taking your credit card to the limit? - BBC News - 26 January 2013

Pensioners face a liftime of paying off debts - Daily Telegraph - 26 January 2013

Emergency funds eroded by debt, charity says - BBC News - 23 January 2013

Self-employed struggling with debts vastly beyond their earnings - Guardian - 22 January 2013

Debt levels in city are ‘on course to increase’ - Lancashie Evening Post - 10 January 2013

Crunch forces 150,000 more mothers with children under five back to full-time jobs - Daily Mail - 9 January 2013

Debt charity sees rise in debt levels – but warns over debt consolidation - Liverpool Echo - 8 January 2013

StepChange founder receives CBE - Credit Today - 2 January 2013

Affluent North Yorkshire households struggling with debt - Northern Echo - 30 December 2012

Payday loans dropping near-record numbers of people into spiralling debts - Daily Mail - 18 October 2012

Overdraft debt on rise as older people sturggle - Daily Express - 17 October 2012

2,000 borrowers have at least five payday loans - Daily Telegraph - 17 October 2012

Multiple payday loan borrowers rise - Guardian - 17 October 2012

Charity warns of payday loan risks - Hampshire Chronicle - 17 October 2012

Payday loans leave record numbers of people turning to debt charities for help - Independent - 17 October 2012

Payday of doom - Sun - 17 October 2012

Draft excluder: How to beat the financial chill of going overdrawn - Daily Mirror - 14 October 2012

Escape routes for pensioners caught in a mortgage trap - Independent - 14 October 2012

Increasing overdraft debt reported - Belfast Telegraph - 10 October 2012

Overdraft debt rises as household budgets stretched - Credit Today - 10 October 2012

Overdraft debt surges as consumers ditch credit cards and loans - Guardian - 10 October 2012

Credit card debt landscape alters, says CCCS charity - BBC News - 2 October 2012

A million people turn to payday loans to cover bills - Independent - 16 September 2012

Cost of loving: Raising a child to 11 costs £91k... here's how to cut ... - Daily Mirror - 8 September 2012

Soaring childcare costs see parents working for nothing - Guardian - 1 September 2012

Payday loans concern for jobless - BBC News - 24 July 2012

Rise in payday loans amongst unemployed - Credit Today - 24 July 2012

Warning over ‘payday loans with no pay day’ - Daily Mail - 24 July 2012

Under-fire payday loan firms set to unveil code of conduct - Independent - 23 July 2012

Sharp climb in mortgage woes among the over-60s - Independent - 23 June 2012

Mortgage woes grow for older house owners - City A.M. - 19 June 2012

Number of over-60s who can't afford their mortgage jumps nearly 50% in just two years - Daily Mail - 19 June 2012

Increase in over-60s struggling to repay mortgages - Which? news - 19 June 2012

More people plan to delay their retirement - BBC News - 18 June 2012

Household squeeze tightening - Sheffield Star - 14 June 2012

Debt help requests in South East on the rise - BBC News - 12 June 2012

Sharp rise in council tax arrears cases with more renters struggling to meet payments - Daily Mail - 12 June 2012

Massive rise in council tax arrears - Guardian - 12 June 2012

Struggling families stuck in a spiral of credit as household finances squeezed, warns charity - Bradford Telegraph and Argus - 11 June 2012

Cases of council tax arrears up 30pc - Daily Telegraph - 11 June 2012

Young homeowners bask in cheap mortgage deals - Metro - 7 June 2012

Low rates help young homeowners, says debt charity‎ - BBC News - 6 June 2012

Wonga criticised as it looks at American dream of a flotation - City A.M. - 6 June 2012

Young homeowners have lower arrears, says debt counselling charity - Guardian - 6 June 2012

Jubilee festivities may leave hard-up families in debt‎ - Independent - 2 June 2012

Colchester: Shocking figures show level of debt‎ - East Anglian Daily Times - 1 June 2012

High rents forcing thousands into debt - Daily Mirror - 30 May 2012

Millions face financial woe as debt levels soar - Independent - 30 May 2012

Rising rents force 10,000 tenants into arrears - Metro - 30 May 2012

Payday lender criticised for 'Jubilee loan' - BBC News - 29 May 2012

Tenants face more debt problems, charity says - BBC News - 29 May 2012

More than 100,000 people could lose their homes if mortgage payments rise by just £20 a month - Daily Mail - 18 May 2012

On a knife-edge: 100,000 families could lose their homes if mortgage rates rise by just £20 a month - Daily Mirror - 18 May 2012

Struggling consumers in payday loan debt trap - Which? news - 18 May 2012

Fall in personal insolvencies 'masks debt crisis' - Guardian - 4 May 2012

Collection firms chasing £58bn of debt as figure jumps by £6bn in just SIX months - Daily Mail - 27 April 2012

Free helpline for people in debt - i Newspaper - 11 April 2012

Small business owners owe over £30,000 on average - Independent - 9 April 2012

Debt clouds final years for half of all retirees - Independent on Sunday - 1 April 2012

Family incomes see worst fall since 1977 - Daily Mail - 28 March 2012

Parents risk retirement to bankroll children - Financial Times - 19 March 2012

Spending cuts mean no gifts from the Government on Mother's Day - Daily Mirror - 18 March 2012

Life on the breadline: welcome to the world of Britain's working poor - Observer - 18 March 2012

Tips on how to deal with your debts - BBC News - 17 March 2012

We're all taking big risks dealing with financial firms - Independent - 17 March 2012

Households facing a debt tide, says CCCS - BBC News - 14 March 2012

Video: People owe less but struggle more - Credit Today - 14 March 2012

Huge rise in calls to debt charity about payday loans - Daily Telegraph - 14 March 2012

Debt plagues borrowers into retirement - Guardian blog - 14 March 2012

Tenants bear the brunt of economic downturn - Guardian - 14 March 2012

Retirement is no holiday from a lifetime of debt - Independent - 14 March 2012

Charities must be champions as well as service providers - Third Sector blog - 9 March 2012

Payday loan companies 'refusing to help borrowers through debt charities' - Metro - 29 February 2012

Grim news for our finances as debt noose tightens - Daily Mirror - 28 February 2012

Cost of living raises debt burden for households - City AM - 27 February 2012

Debt problems to hit households through 2012 - Credit Today - 27 February 2012

'Debt noose' tightens: Families forced to pay £200 a month just to cover the interest on loans - Daily Mail - 27 February 2012

Signs of UK recovery may be exaggerated - Guardian - 27 February 2012

Debt noose strangling families paying £200 a month in interest repayments - Daily Telegraph - 27 February 2012

Families ‘paying £200 a month in interest as debt noose tightens’ - Yorkshire Post - 27 February 2012

You're not alone: How to ease the pain of debt problems - Independent - 11 February 2012

Crackdown on unsolicited texts and emails - Lovemoney - 30 January 2012

Burden of debt heavy in 10pc of homes - Yorkshire Post - 30 January 2012

Fines threat for credit text messages - BBC News - 28 January 2012

Mis-selling claims are a nice little earner for ambulance chasers - Independent - 28 January 2012

Credit unions to come in from the cold – Independent on Sunday – 8 January 2012

Rogue payday lenders must be closed down to protect the hard-up - Independent - 7 January 2012

Twitter and Facebook your way to a wealthier 2012 - Daily Telegraph - 3 January 2012

Bankruptcy rates rise in Devon and Cornwall - BBC News - 29 December 2011

Debt experts issue help warning - BBC News - 29 December 2011

Young people biggest users of debt relief orders, figures reveal - Guardian - 29 December 2011

'NEED EXTRA CASH FOR XMAS?': Payday loan firms send out Xmas texts ...  - This is Money - 29 December 2011

Don’t get into debt for Christmas time - Warwick Courier - 23 December 2011

More go bankrupt in North Yorkshire - Gazette & Herald - 20 December 2011

Payday loans set to land Welsh families in debt at Christmas - Wales on Sunday - 18 December 2011

Millions turn to payday loans - BBC News - 7 December 2011

Lenders of last resort? - Channel 4 News - 7 December 2011

The 'low-rate' card deals that charge you 39% - Daily Mail - 7 December 2011

Cuts to Christmas spending ensure a happy New Year - Daily Express - 7 December 2011

Rip Off Britain - BBC One - 1 December 2011

Don't spiral into debt at Christmas - Daily Mail - 23 November 2011

How to survive the winter's squeeze on your money - Daily Telegraph - 21 November 2011

Corporate failures set to rise further - East Anglian Daily Times - 7 November 2011

400,000 over-70s struggling to make ends meet - Which? - 6 November 2011

Personal insolvencies fall slightly - BBC News - 4 November 2011

Number of firms going bust rises to highest level in two years - Daily Mail - 4 November 2011

More than 400,000 over-70 households in serious financial trouble - Daily Mirror - 4 November 2011

The devastating impact of Cameron's cuts  - Daily Mirror - 4 November 2011

Personal insolvencies down, but remain historically high - Guardian - 4 November 2011

Personal insolvencies flat but debt experts warn 'many will go bust next year' - This is Money - 4 November 2011

The generation of young women drowning in debt - Daily Mail - 3 November 2011

400,000 pensioners are struggling financially - Daily Telegraph - 3 November 2011

Young generation faces high-debt, low-asset future - Which? News - 3 November 2011

Young people face future debt problems - Credit Today - 2 November 2011

Bleak times for the debt generation - Daily Express - 2 November 2011

Pension changes could increase financial pain - Daily Telegraph - 2 November 2011

Under 40s face a life of debt - Daily Mail - 2 November 2011

Debt blights younger generations' chances of buying a home - Guardian - 2 November 2011

Rise in young people's debt forecast - Money Saving Expert - 2 November 2011

Debt fears raised for young Britons - MSN Money - 2 November 2011

The debt trap time bomb - Daily Telegraph - 31 October 2011

Funding secured for debt crisis support - UTV - 27 October 2011

Debt collectors target Facebook - BBC News - 19 October 2011

Facebook ban for debt collectors - Daily Express - 19 October 2011

Shoppers spend £4,000 on credit cards each year, study shows - Daily Mail - 7 October 2011

Charity warns of debt crisis hitting Southport - Southport Visitor - 6 October 2011

Debt charity to take on 100 extra staff at HQ - Yorkshire Post - 5 October 2011

Partnership - the buzz word of the party conference season - Third Sector blog - 4 October 2011

Debt charity CCCS recruiting staff in Leeds - BBC News - 4 October 2011

Retirees using equity release to pay debts of up to £28,000 - Western Morning News - 23 September 2011

Lottery hands over £425,000 for charity food bank in Birmingham - Daily Mail - 22 September 2011

First-time renters face heightened competition - Guardian - 20 September 2011

Families hit by biggest squeeze since Second World War - Daily Mail - 12 September 2011

Rising energy bills put elderly in debt - Swindon Advertiser - 12 September 2011

Charity reveals debt burden of over-55s in Redhill - Redhill & Reigate Life - 12 September 2011

Pound notes weekly round-up - Sunday Mirror - 11 September 2011

Facing up to the realities of debt - Plymouth Herald - 10 September 2011

Debts piling up for Coventry's over-55s - Coventry Telegraph - 9 September 2011

The plight of over 55s who are living in debt - Romford Recorder - September 2011

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