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New Year Brings Surge In Demand For Debt Advice

It’s been an extremely busy month here at Debt Advice Foundation, and our helpline has been inundated with calls from people struggling with financial problems. Debt advice charities such as ours often receive high levels of enquiries in January. We find that people often wait until after Christmas to ask for help, with many making […]

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Rise In Men Seeking Debt Advice During 2010

We are often asked who has the biggest debt problems – men or women? It’s a hot topic, and earlier this year we reported on the Government’s insolvency statistics, which indicated a surge in the number of females facing insolvency during the course of the last decade. However, judging by the calls we’ve received during […]

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DAF Couple Shares Story With The Nation

We were very pleased to see one of the many thousands of couples we’ve helped this year sharing their experience of what it’s like to be in debt with The Sun readers. Hopefully Kate and Barry Pritchard’s story will inspire more people that are struggling with debt to come forward and seek help.

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Debt Advice Numbers Could Increase If Consumer Confidence Continues To Grow

A recent report by Barclaycard has revealed spending via credit and debit cards rose 9.2% in August compared to the same month last year. This continued the recent spending trend with August being the fourth month in a row to see a rise. The figures are in stark contrast to recent reports suggesting consumers are […]

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Wage Inequality Could See Increased Numbers Seeking Debt Advice

A recent report published by the Fair Pay Network (FPN), reveals a significant wage inequality in the UK labour market. The report, supported by the Trade Unions Council (TUC), states 5.3 million people fall below the low pay threshold of £6.75 per hour and that 10% of households have seen their weekly income fall by […]

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Financial Education Initiative Featured On BBC Radio

This morning pupils from Southlands High School joined the breakfast crew on BBC Radio Lancashire, to discuss a financial education initiative which is being backed by Debt Advice Foundation. A team of students from the Chorley-based school and their deputy head will be travelling to London tomorrow, along with our Chairman, Dennis Benson, to discuss […]

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Debt Advice Enquiries Set To Soar In The North

The Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) predicts one in ten northerners will be unemployed within the next five years, putting a significant strain on the existing debt advice infrastructure. The research is published hot off the heels of a report by Experian which predicted that the industrial heartlands of the north will be […]

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Money Diaries Awarded PFEG Quality Mark

The Money Diaries series of educational guides, that have been developed in conjunction with Southlands High School in Chorley, Lancashire, has been awarded the Personal Finance Education Group (PFEG) quality mark. The mark is granted to learning materials that are able to demonstrate key criteria, such as matching curriculum requirements, that they cover an appropriate […]

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Money Education Centre Opens Its Doors

The UK’s first Money Education Centre, a pilot project between Debt Advice Foundation and Southlands High School in Chorley, Lancashire has officially opened its doors and is offering free financial capability lessons to schoolchildren. The centre will provide free financial capability lessons to schoolchildren that will focus on key topics such attitude to borrowing and […]

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Charity Launches UK’s First Debt Education Centre

Debt Advice Foundation has funded the development of a ground-breaking initiative that aims to improve financial awareness through education. The funding has enabled Southlands High School in Lancashire to launch a Debt Education Centre, which will help pupils and the wider community get to grips with money matters.

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