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'I cleared £180,000 of debt in 12 years - such a relief'

A MoneySaver who racked up £180,000 in debt has told how she finally became debt-free 12 years later

19 January 2018

Record numbers seek debt help in 2016, warns charity

Over 300,000 owing an average of £14,000 each turned to StepChange for help between January and June

7 September 2016

1.6 million families in 'extreme' debt

Millions are spending at least 40% of their wages on debt repayments, research has found

23 August 2016

StepChange's debt research reignites calls for 'breathing space' scheme

Stark survey results showing the poor treatment of people in debt have reignited calls for a 'breathing space' scheme

8 June 2016

Give those in debt crisis 'breathing space' to buy food, Martin Lewis and StepChange urge Government

MSE's Martin Lewis and charity StepChange have called on the Government to help those struggling with temporary debt

3 February 2016

Guest Comment: You can tackle debt and stress at the same time

As it's Mental Health Awareness Week, the chief executive of StepChange explains what it's doing to help people

15 May 2015

PayPlan 'Cover My Payments' member? Check if you should ditch it and get your money back

Letters sent by PayPlan cast doubts over whether people fully understood the membership schemes they were buying

5 May 2015

Vulnerable consumers pay triple high street prices for rent-to-own goods

Cash-strapped customers who buy TVs and washing machines through rent-to-own (RTO) schemes are paying three times more

10 February 2015

Payday loan debt problems soar

The number of people struggling to cope with payday loan debts has risen by more than 13,000 in the past year

2 September 2014

Council tax debt struggles soar after benefit change

The number of people struggling to pay council tax in England soared last year, according to debt charity StepChange

13 March 2014

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