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Advice service requests soaring.

Citizens Advice Bureaux are reporting a sharp rise in the number of serious debt problems being brought to them.

Figures released show the bureau network in England and Wales advised on 1.4 million debt problems in the year 2005/06 ( an increase of 11% on the previous year.

One in five of all CAB clients needed advice on debt problems.

The Citizens Advice Bureau network is already the largest single provider of free, independent and expert debt advice in the UK.

Consumer credit debt ( including problems with credit cards, store cards and charge cards, unsecured personal loans, bank and building society overdrafts, catalogue and mail-order debts ( remains the biggest problem area.

Log on to www.citizensadvice.org.uk for more details.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Feb 13, 2007
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