Articles tagged "debt"

  • drowning in debt
    Last updated: 13/03/2012 - 12:35
    Article by Nathalie Bonney

    Every four minutes and 21 seconds, someone in the UK is declared bankrupt. Debt has become a pandemic - it's time for action.

  • carrying debt
    Last updated: 27/02/2012 - 11:23
    News by Rebecca Rutt

    Families are paying nearly £200 a month just in debt interest, according to research from the Consumer Credit Counselling Service.

  • piggy bank updside down
    Last updated: 07/02/2012 - 11:20
    News by Ruth Jackson

    UK families have among the biggest debts in the world, owing an average of £7,900 in personal loans, overdrafts and credit cards, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

  • empty wallet
    Last updated: 03/02/2012 - 13:57
    News by Ruth Jackson

    Fewer people were declared insolvent in England and Wales in 2011 than in the previous year.

  • bills
    Last updated: 27/01/2012 - 11:31
    Article by Ruth Jackson

    The average Brit is now in debt from both Christmas 2010 and 2011, according to a survey from So if you're struggling with your debts, here's what you can do right now to ease the burden.

  • man in debt
    Last updated: 25/01/2012 - 11:45

    The average UK family now owes £7,944 in unsecured debt, up 48% from £5,360 this time last year.

  • Empty pockets
    Last updated: 29/12/2011 - 12:41
    News by Ruth Jackson

    Increasing numbers of people aged between 25 and 34 are being declared insolvent, official figures show.

  • man in debt
    Last updated: 07/12/2011 - 12:17
    News by Ruth Jackson

    Record numbers of us are likely to take out a high-interest loan over the next six months as more and more people struggle to make their money last the month.

  • Last updated: 06/01/2014 - 12:05
    Article by Ruth Jackson

    You may think you've stripped your outgoings to the absolute bare minimum but with a bit of jiggery pokery you can reduce your bills without sacrificing any goods or services.

  • Group of students sitting on grass
    Last updated: 19/09/2011 - 11:59
    Article by Sam Barrett

    University is an expensive place, thanks to spiralling tuition fees and rising living costs. But teaching your kids about money management before they go can minimise the debt millstone.