Relying on credit cards

12 months of recession have left nearly two in every five (38%) adults reliant on credit for day-to-day living costs.

Post Office research finds 2.6 million people across the UK expect to spend more on their credit cards this January compared to January 2009. 3% even plan to take out another credit card or increase their credit limit in 2010.

Borrowers are increasingly using cards to pay for mortgage/rent, food, heating and other essentials.

Advice on money issues is available from:

  • Community Legal Advice provides advice and casework over the phone on debt, benefits, housing and employment problems and the website and has a search feature to locate details of your nearest free advice agency for face-to-face casework help if you prefer that
  • Foxhill & Parson Cross Advice Service
    522-524 Wordsworth Avenue
    Sheffield S5 9JG
    Tel: 245 0287
  • Hillsborough and Area Advice Service
    Proctor Place, Hillsborough
    Sheffield S6 4HF
    Tel: 285 2020
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