LONDON (Reuters) The number of people seeking help from a leading British debt advice service hit a record high last year, reflecting a surge in borrowing by consumers and the financial strains on younger workers, the charity said on Tuesday.
Last year 600,000 people sought advice from StepChange for debt problems, up 9 percent from 2015.
StepChange also said the average amount of debt owed by its clients rose for the first time since the global financial crisis.
The average unsecured debt owed by people using the charity increased to 14,251 pounds last year from 13,900 pounds in 2015, the first rise in eight years.
British households have borrowed more while wage growth remains weaker than before the financi…
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