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  1. 30 Jan 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have welcomed the Financial Services Bill’s proposal that consumer credit will in future be regulated by the FCA (Financial Credit Authority). But they have also said the agency must have full powers to tackle wrongdoing in the lending industry.

  2. 26 Jan 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said three separate economic reports released in the last few hours have shown how many Scottish families are struggling financially. They say these figures prove this is the worst possible time for welfare cuts.

  3. 25 Jan 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said too many Scots are facing bankruptcy and unmanageable debt, and have urged those who are struggling to get advice before making any major decisions about their finances.

  4. 23 Jan 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have given their response to the benefits ‘cap’ being discussed today in Westminster. Though the cap would only affect a relatively small number of Scots, CAS are concerned about the precedent it sets.

  5. 4 Jan 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have joined with Shelter in expressing concern at the huge numbers of people who are taking out payday loans and other credit, in order to pay their rent or mortgage.

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  6. 2 Jan 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have backed leading economists’ predictions of a ‘flood of bankruptcies’ in 2012, and have urged people who are in debt to get expert advice to help them cope.

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  7. 7 Dec 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have urged Scots to avoid payday loans, as there are other ways to maximise their income.

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  8. 6 Dec 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have published 10 Tips to help Scots avoid Christmas debt after a report found that Scots were among the most likely in the UK to borrow money to pay for Christmas.

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  9. 22 Nov 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have today told a Scottish Parliament seminar that debt remains the single biggest issue brought to the CAB in Scotland.

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  10. 21 Nov 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have called on the government and the banking sector to re-double their efforts to help people avoid falling into overdraft and consumer debt.

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  11. 12 Oct 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have urged people to ‘declare war on scams,’ after reports that an elderly couple were robbed of £60,000 in a hoax phone call.

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  12. 5 Oct 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said the Prime Minister is failing to understand the problems faced by people in debt, after reports that he is to tell the Conservative Party Conference that people should pay off their debts to help the economy

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  13. 7 Sep 2011

    People who are struggling with massive debt are having their situation made worse by ‘rogue’ Debt Management Companies who exploit their difficulties with high fees, poor advice and dishonest information.

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  14. 5 Sep 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have called on the High Street banks in Scotland to state they will not restrict their ‘basic bank account’ holders from using ATMs of other banks.

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  15. 29 Aug 2011

    Cizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have warned that many Scots are facing ‘financial crisis’, as a new report shows that average households are £11 per week worse off than they were last summer.

  16. 25 Aug 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have urged parents to steer clear of loan sharks and other ‘problem lenders’, as they struggle to cope with the costs of sending their children back to school.

  17. 18 Aug 2011

    The Scottish CAB network is providing free, unbiased financial advice on behalf of the Money Advice Service.

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  18. 17 Aug 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have called on the major High Street banks to increase access to basic bank accounts, after it emerged that some banks were restricting the numbers of ATMs that can be used by holders of such accounts.

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  19. 17 Aug 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said today’s unemployment figures are not just statistics but ‘real people, who need real help’.

  20. 20 Jul 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said the increase in bankruptcies shows that many Scots are opting to declare themselves insolvent as the only way to escape un-manageable debt

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