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Media Centre

Sharing our latest press releases, media coverage, and insights.


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Working towards a society free from problem debt

As the UK’s leading debt charity, our 30 years of experience give us rich insight and expertise that we willingly share to analyse debt and the harm it causes, and work on solutions to address it.

Our press office can help journalists with information and comment, arrange briefings or interviews with our experts, and help facilitate case study requests with introductions to some of our clients who are willing to share their experience in the media.

Contact our Media Team (For journalists only):

  • 02073 914598 (Office hours)
  •  07985 404153 (Out of hours)

Latest Press Release

StepChange responds to Bank of England Money and Credit statistics

New figures from the Bank of England show net consumer credit borrowing rose sharply in May 2024 to £1.5 billion, up from £0.8 billion in April. This was driven by net borrowing on credit cards rising from £0.2bn to £0.8bn and borrowing on other forms of credit such as personal loans and car finance rose from £0.6bn to £0.9bn in the same period.

Read the press release

Recent Blogs


Tackling problem debt must be high on the agenda for the next Government

Chief Client Officer Richard Lane writes,

"In the run up to the General Election we’re asking all political parties to commit to delivering improvements to help people experiencing problem debt. Here are our top four asks, and the reasons for them."

Go to the Medium blog.

Recent Media Coverage


CEO Vikki Brownridge wrote an opinion piece for the Big Issue, launching our manifesto asks to the political parties across Westminster.

Simon Trevethick was quoted in the MailOnline and This Is Money giving consumer advice and speaking to the risks of taking out unaffordable credit.

Our reaction to the latest ONS private rental stats featured in MailOnline, This Is Money, and across various trade outlets, quoting Peter Tutton.


Research and reports

Our expert insights and industry leading specialists break down the biggest consumer credit issues today.

Read our debt research


Key policy campaigns

We use our research and insights to raise awareness and campaign for sustainable change.

Look at our latest campaigns

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Our work in Parliaments

Working with ministers in Westminster and Hollyrood on policy briefings, events and constituency debt trends.

Read how we work with ministers


Client Stories

Our clients help us campaign for change and encourage other people who are struggling with debt to get help. Ask how our media client volunteers can help you.

Hear from Alannah

"I live with a range of different long-term health conditions, which means that for a while I was reliant on ESA and PIP for my income. Things were tight and I was being underpaid due to an error, and therefore I had to appeal this to be able to get my full entitlement."

Read Alannah's story

Alannah, a pregnant women holds belly and looks into distance.

These stories show that debt can happen to anyone, and the reasons for it are varied.

See more client stories here

Our wide range of debt information articles

We have more than 250 articles on the different types of debt, creditor action, budgeting, and ways to help you understand debt, including:

Debt happens. We deal with it.

We have helped millions of people since 1993.

Find out how.

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"Stepchange = stress relief"

"Stepchange helped me alot...every month I used to stress because I knew I would have nothing left over to my name. Now I only give the amount I can really afford to my creditors. BIG THANKS TO STEPCHANGE."

Mohammed, Feefo Review