Relationship Break-ups Named As The Top Cause For Debt Problems

It may be the most romantic day of the year, but it’s important to remember that relationships aren’t always just hearts and roses – they can often have a financial impact too.

In fact, our latest research has found that break-ups are the biggest cause of debt problems, with one in ten people who call our debt advice helpline, stating a failed relationship as a key reason for their financial issues.

We investigated why people are struggling with debt problems and our research highlighted relationship breakdowns as the top cause – with things like unemployment, illnesses, a growing family, alcohol problems and gambling all ranking lower.