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Debt worries affecting the sleep of thousands

2nd April, 2011

Debt worries are keeping thousands of people awake at night, according to a British debt charity.

The Consumer Credit Counselling Service said that almost 50,000 people sought help with debt problems from its free online counselling service between midnight and 7am during 2010. This represents almost 4 per cent of the people who used the online service last year.

The peak time for nighttime debt counselling was between midnight and 1am,with more than 15,000 people using the service...

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