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BBC Radio Kent Ian Collins & Anna Cookson 7.45am 12/12/18

Wednesday, 12th December 2018

Mike ThomasMike joined Ian Collins and Anna Cookson and commented on how and why consumers fall into unnecessary unmanageable debt over the festive period. Ian then mentions credit card debt and asks if this getting worse for consumers, are they owing more than they can pay back?

Then Mike revealed the problems with credit card debt when people only make minimum payments and will show how a simple debt of £2,600 on a credit card can take up to 25 years and 7 months to repay.

Ian then asks Mike if there is a market for payday lenders now, and Mike's answer will surprise most of you.

How to listen

BBC iPlayer - This will be available for 30 days from 12/12/18.

You can listen to the whole show or just Mike's slot, for Mike move the timer to 1:47:50 -1:54.10 (6 mins 20 secs).

Twitter: @bbcradiokent @iancollinsuk @AnnaCookson @debtwizard

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