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Our press releases highlight our views and insights on problem debt and the harm it causes in the UK.

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Our latest press releases

July

Avoiding the debt advice scammers - 31 July 2019

Our response to Commons Work and Pensions Committee report on the welfare safety net - 31 July 2019

Our response to new draft FCA vulnerability guidance to firms - 23 July 2019

Our response to MOJ's announcement about curbing unlawful bailiff behaviour - 22 July

Life happens but we’re not financially resilient - 17 July 2019

Time to blow the final whistle on the subprime card debt trap - 9 July 2019

June

We respond to FCA consultation on mortgage prisoners - 26 June 2019

StepChange response to FCA’s "Buy Now, Pay Later" rule changes - 12 June 2019

StepChange response to FCA overdraft rules - 7 June 2019

May

Vulnerable Energy Customers Still Being Let Down - 31 May 2019

“Persistent debt” credit card reminders now landing on doormats - 29 May 2019

StepChange wins Debt Advice Provider of the Year Award - 17 May 2019

How National Numeracy Day can help tackle problem debt - 15 May 2019

We commend Treasury Select Committee for keeping up pressure for debt reforms - 13 May 2019

We respond to Fairness Group Statement - 7 May 2019

Our response to the FCA’s discussion paper on Intergenerational Differences - 2 May 2019

April

Our response to the FCA’s statement on Duty of Care Consultation - 23 April 2019

Our response to the Justice Committee’s Report on Bailiff Enforcement - 11 April 2019

Debt Charity Warns of Council Tax Emergency - 9 April 2019

Ten years of debt relief orders (DROs) - 6 April 2019

Record number of people contacting us in 2018 - 3 April 2019

March

We comment on FCA's letter to firms on credit card fees and charges - 6 March 2019

StepChange Debt Charity comments on FCA rent-to-own cap rules - 5 March 2019

February

Majority of public back call for bailiff regulation as "government action is long overdue" - 15 February 2019

Progress on debt typically spiky not smooth - 13 February 2019

January

Breathing Space response: Steps needed to ensure new protections work as intended - 29 January 2019

More than one in four people uneasy about finances this Blue Monday - 21 January 2019

John Griffith-Jones to chair StepChange Debt Charity - 7 January 2019

We comment on the latest Bank of England consumer lending figures - 4 January 2019


Archive

December

FCA takes important steps to making overdrafts fairer - 18 December 2018

November

We comment on latest Bank of England Money & Credit data - 29 November 2018

FCA double whammy crackdown on rent-to-own price caps is welcome - 22 November 2018

Locked out – how debt impacts housing - 13 November 2018

Talk Money Week 2018 - debt advice really helps - 12 November 2018

October

We reveal our latest debt statistics for the first half of 2018 - 4 October 2018

We comment on latest Bank of England consumer lending figures - 1 October 2018

September

We reveal new strategy to double the number of people helped by 2022
25 September

Our comment on Help to Save
12 September

We respond to National Audit Office report on how much debt costs the state
6 September

Capital of debt: Londoners more likely to be in the red
4 September

August

Our comment on latest Bank of England lending figures
30 August

Our comment on Bank of England interest rate rise
2 August

July

Our comment on latest Bank of England consumer credit data and FCA creditworthiness rules
30 July

Our comment on the Office of National Statistics report
26 July

Our comment on Treasury Select Committee report on household finances
26 July

Our reaction to the FCA consumer approach
17 July

June

Our comment on latest Bank of England lending statistics
29 June

Our comment on the FCA retail banking review for overdrafts
27 June

Why should being vulnerable have to mean being worse off? Our new research
20 June

May

Sir Hector Sants to step down as our Chairman to chair the new Single Financial Guidance Body
31 May

We respond to FCA high cost credit proposals
31 May

Behind on the basics - three million people in arrears on essential bills in 2017
24 May

Our comments on Which? letter to FCA on overdrafts
23 May

Our comment on the latest Bank of England lending data
1 May

April

Our comment on loan shark crackdown
25 Arpil

We appoint a new director of external affiars
24 April

We support the FCA's scame warning
24 April

March

Comment on Bank of England data: the burden of persistent debt
29 March

Making credit affordable - new research
28 March

We reveal trends in those seeking debt help in 2017
13 March

Our response to the latest Bank of England Money and Credit statistics
1 March

February

New FCA credit card rules welcome - but action needed to break cycle of debt build up
27 February

January

Our response to FCA update on high-cost credit review
31 January

Our latest response to the Bank of England Money and Credit statistics
30 January

We respond to Bank of England Money and Credit statistics
5 January

December

Our response to FCA update on remedies for persistent credit card debt
14 December

Two million stuck in permanent overdraft debt
5 December

November

Our response to the latest Bank of England Money and Credit Statistics
29 November

Our response to Bank of England decision to raise interest rates
3 November

October

Our response to Treasury consultation launch on Breathing Space
24 October

Our response to FCA warning of growing debt among young people
16 October

We appoint our new chief executive
3 October

September

Our response to Bank of England Money and Credit Statistics
29 Spetember

Our response to Labour's credit card proposals
25 September

Rising debt levels and the struggle to cover household bills
20 September

Our latest research: Benefit deductions risk pushing people deeper into debt
14 September

August

Our response to the August 2017 Bank of England’s Money and Credit statistics
20 August

July

Our response to FCA high-cost credit review and creditworthiness proposals
31 July

Our response to the July 2017 insolvency statistics
28 July

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

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

We appoint two new Trustees
10 July

June

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

Our response to the Queen's Speech
21 June

May

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

Our CEO to step down
26 May

Our response to the TUC analysis of household debt
25 May

Our response to the Conservative Party manifesto
18 May

Our response to Labour Party manifesto
16 May

Inflation rises at four year high: our response
16 May

Our response to the May 2017 Inflation Report
11 May

April

Our response to FCA credit card remedies consultation
4 April

March

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

Record numbers seek debt help
28 March

Bailiff reforms “not working”, say charities
14 March

Our response to The Children’s Society findings
6 March

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

February

Our response to Which? research on overdrafts
8 February

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

January

Our response to the latest insolvency statistics
27 January

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

 

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