Citizens Advice said that nearly one in five people struggling to pay their existing debts had seen their credit card limit increased higher than for cardholders in general.
The news comes just months after it emerged that more than 700 people in Shropshire contacted debt charity StepChange for help with debts totalling £11.4 million during the first six months of last year.
Citizens Advice said poor affordability checks by lenders were making people’s financial situations worse.
Citizens Advice said 18 per cent of those struggling financially had seen the limit increased without request, compared with 12 per cent overall.
The charity has called for a ban on increasing customers’ credit limits without their explicit consent.
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