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'britain's Streets Of Debt' Series On Bbc 9.15-10am

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Britain's Streets of Debt

Mon 5 Jun, 9:15 am - 10:00 am 45mins

The Whistleblower

Sally Magnusson presents a series about debt in Britain today. A banking executive reveals how high street banks deliberately target their customers and push borrowing. The whistleblower tells how the industry is driven by aggressive targets, uses hard-sell tactics and sophisticated marketing techniques to profit from customers in financial difficulty. The insider also shows how debt-ridden suicides have exposed irresponsible lending practices.

Britain's Streets of Debt

Tue 6 Jun, 9:15 am - 10:00 am 45mins

Borrowers Beware

Sally Magnusson presents a series about debt in Britain today. Repossessions are up 70 per cent from last year as people buy into the homeowning dream and borrow more than they can afford. Ange and Steve have fallen behind with their mortgage and are about to lose their home, while Jeanette Sharratt lived under the shadow of repossession for 16 years. A financial adviser tells how Britain seems to have the most lax regulatory regime anywhere in the developed world.

Britain's Streets of Debt

Wed 7 Jun, 9:15 am - 10:00 am 45mins

Easy Prey: Millions of Britain's elderly are up to their necks in debt. Women over 60 are the fastest growing group of people seeking debt advice. Pensioner Margaret Roberts owes 10,000 pounds on a credit card, Rita Hopkins spent almost 20,000 pounds she didn't have on trying to win a fortune, Gwen Colbourne had three store cards, six credit cards and two loans - yet had no assets and lived on a small pension.

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LOL

One day they are trying to ramp debt and get everyone to mortgage to btl, the next they are showing the horrors of what happens if you follow their advice!

There must be a war going on at the bbc between the 2 factions at the moment!

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Sorry if its been posted already, but Hpc search was not working.

Britain's Streets of Debt

Mon 5 Jun, 9:15 am - 10:00 am 45mins

The Whistleblower

Sally Magnusson presents a series about debt in Britain today. A banking executive reveals how high street banks deliberately target their customers and push borrowing. The whistleblower tells how the industry is driven by aggressive targets, uses hard-sell tactics and sophisticated marketing techniques to profit from customers in financial difficulty. The insider also shows how debt-ridden suicides have exposed irresponsible lending practices.

Britain's Streets of Debt

Tue 6 Jun, 9:15 am - 10:00 am 45mins

Borrowers Beware

Sally Magnusson presents a series about debt in Britain today. Repossessions are up 70 per cent from last year as people buy into the homeowning dream and borrow more than they can afford. Ange and Steve have fallen behind with their mortgage and are about to lose their home, while Jeanette Sharratt lived under the shadow of repossession for 16 years. A financial adviser tells how Britain seems to have the most lax regulatory regime anywhere in the developed world.

Britain's Streets of Debt

Wed 7 Jun, 9:15 am - 10:00 am 45mins

Easy Prey: Millions of Britain's elderly are up to their necks in debt. Women over 60 are the fastest growing group of people seeking debt advice. Pensioner Margaret Roberts owes 10,000 pounds on a credit card, Rita Hopkins spent almost 20,000 pounds she didn't have on trying to win a fortune, Gwen Colbourne had three store cards, six credit cards and two loans - yet had no assets and lived on a small pension.

Very very good post 'spaceship! It is no surprise to those with any sense. The fact that such facts are going to be aired in mainstream media make it near a first....... But - what will happen? Nothing! Remember The Money Programme [bBC2] 20 months ago about mortgage fraud? Nothing seems to have resulted for the better!?

Edited by eric pebble

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Yawn, how predictable - same as last time ie 90's

Nothing changes the cycle and people are making money off others ignorance/misery as it's going up AND coming down....

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What's all this 'women over 60 fastest growing group' rubbish? Fastest growing only in that it's gone up from 3 to 4 people.

The 60 year old boomers are mostly (overwhelmingly) LOADED and should NOT be painted in the same light as their kids.

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What channel is this on? Or is it radio?

BBC 1 TV next week in the mornings 9.15-10am

It appears to be part of the series they ran just over a year ago with similar themes which have there own web pages on bbbc.co.uk, but this debt prog strangely does not . (It may be a repeat, but it did not say so)

IMO, this does nothing to replace the property porn, which continues repeated like some endless version of hell. Some of these daytime progs are nearly 2 years old and so misleading considering the market has slowed down.

'Britain's Streets of Vice' http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/4268625.stm

Britain's Streets of Vice looks at the difficult subjects of prostitution, the sex industry and drug addiction in Britain today.

'Britain's Streets of Booze'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/4267548.stm

From weddings to funerals, casual meetings to formal dinners, alcohol is used to brighten almost any social occasion. But there is a darker side. It can also destroy lives.

BBC One's Britain's Streets of Booze looks at the long-term alcoholics struggling with their addiction, the teenage bingers at risk of stumbling down the same path, and the innocent victims - children affected by alcohol in the womb.

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What's all this 'women over 60 fastest growing group' rubbish? Fastest growing only in that it's gone up from 3 to 4 people.

The 60 year old boomers are mostly (overwhelmingly) LOADED and should NOT be painted in the same light as their kids.

Do you have a link for this statistic?

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"Rita Hopkins spent almost 20,000 pounds she didn't have on trying to win a fortune.."

Weird, Rita Hopkins is the name of my estate agent!! I wonder if it's her :)

I wouldn't wish it on her mind as she's the "ONLY" good estate agent I've ever

had and thats a rare commodity.

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Bump, on now.

Todays instalment is on debt of the over 60's. This is sad, according to CCCS the over 60's is one of the fastest growing groups contacting them.

Many old ladies have been taken in by the 'win a million, just send us £30 & your cc details' scams. They are then ruthlessly targeted & rack up the debts. They are filling up their flats with cheap rubbish bought with an illusion of getting a prize / cash gift.

Such targeting is sickening, particulalry as their memory & reasoning skills deteriorate.

Wednesday 7 June

"Why do banks let customers run up debts which they can't possibly re-pay? We heard the disturbing story of one elderly woman who spent a small fortune claiming fictitous prizes. And we talked to Seymour Fortescue of the Banking Codes Standards Board. "

Full recording of the prog is here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/5005374.stm

A recording of our interview is available here.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/video/41735000...debt0740_vi.ram

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/breakfast/5041806.stm

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