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Rise in young people's debt forecast

Youngsters are saddled with debt but are unlikely to build up assets like previous generations were, a report says

MP wants debt firms to state free alternatives

Labour's Yvonne Fovargue introduced a bill requiring firms to explain where people can access free debt help

44% with mental health problems have crisis debts

People suffering with mental health problems are five times as likely to suffer severe financial woe as everyone else

Debt advisers to go in government cuts

Consumers could soon struggle to find free debt advice after the plug was pulled on £25m-a-year funding

OFT kills 'debt write-off' industry

Consumers have been warned not to be duped by firms that claim they can write off loan or credit card debt

Crackdown on 'free' debt management firm adverts

Charities have welcomed new codes that will stop fee-charging firms describing their service as free

Sharp rise in debt help seekers

The CCCS says its online debt counselling tool had 86,444 unique users during the first three months of the year

Debt management firms may face regulation

An on-going Government consultation will decide whether debt management companies need to become regulated

Advertising watchdog to probe Natwest's "impartial" claims

The Advertising Standards Authority is to investigate Natwest's claims it offers impartial advice, following complaints

Campaign is launched to help protect evicted tenants

Charities want protection for tenants thrown out of their home because their landlord hasn't paid the mortgage