DAF News - Debt Advice Foundation

Large increase in callers with priority utility debt

Debt Advice Foundation is reporting record increases in energy debt callers to its telephone helpline. The charity’s latest statistical release reveals that average household energy debt stood at £632 in the quarter to August 2022, a 57% increase on the same quarter in the previous year and 28% higher than any other quarter on record. […]

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What are Debt Advice Foundation’s helpline statistics?

Why we create a monthly statistical report on debt  Every month, Debt Advice Foundation compiles a statistical resource based anonymously on those who have called us in the previous completed month. How we compile them When someone calls us for help, it is not always for debt advice. In August, we got calls about a […]

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DAF chosen for community fund

Debt Advice Foundation has been chosen as one of the latest beneficiaries of the Co-op’s local community fund We are asking for Co-op customers to help us raise money for our financial capability education programme, DebtAware. Over 10,000 children from 150 schools are currently receiving the charity’s free DebtAware money lessons, which seek to embed […]

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Unsolicited calls from Debt Advice Foundation

Have you had a call from us that you didn’t ask for? We have posted this previously but we have had an influx of new complaints today. Please be aware that a fraudster is calling members of the public pretending to be from Debt Advice Foundation. It has been reported to us that someone is […]

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Bank of England visits Debt Advice Foundation’s Offices

Chief Economist learns about the charity’s financial capability work Debt Advice Foundation recently welcomed the Bank of England to the home of DebtAware, the charity’s national financial education programme. Andy Haldane, the Bank’s Chief Economist, and John Young, the BofE’s North West Agent, were hosted by CEO David Rodger, Chair of the Board of Trustee’s […]

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Debt Advice Foundation shortlisted for charity funding

Financial capability project in the running to receive a share of £120,000  Following a thorough two-stage application process, Debt Advice Foundation’s educational programme DebtAware has been announced as one of five campaigns to potentially win a share of funds from the OneFamily Foundation. OneFamily is a customer-owned financial services company who have set up the […]

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