Debt troubles now make up more than half of the issues brought to one Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), it has been reported.
Nottingham and District Citizens Advice Bureau told the Nottingham Evening Post that 56 per cent of the problems it has helped with since April have been debt related.
This compares to 42 per cent for the same months during 2006.
Manager of the branch Trish Eaton told the newspaper: "We’ve seen a significant increase in these types of cases since last year."
Overall, Citizens Advice has reported an increase of 20 per cent in the number of debt problems brought to its advisors this year compared to last.
During 2006-07, 1.7 million debt issues were raised and director of public policy Teresa Perchard recently accused some lenders of behaving irresponsibly.
She said that total British personal debt is £1.3 trillion, making personal finances a big issue for the country’s economy.