Banks trying to dilute the existing debtor services
It is more than a little troubling that banks are funding a British debt-management charity to offer advice to people who are deep in debt.
StepChange is to start offering telephone and online services here in November. Significantly, it is not opening an office in this country.
Its move into this state is funded by €6m in grants from AIB, Bank of Ireland, KBC, Permanent TSB, and Ulster Bank.