How does household debt affect the economy?
10 June 2014 Last updated at 15:52 BST
More people are falling into debt because they cannot afford basic household bills, according to a charity.
The Money Advice Trust said it helped 150,000 people with household bill debts last year - up 140% since 2007.
But how does household debt affect the economy in general?
Ross Walker, Senior UK Economist at the Royal Bank of Scotland told BBC Radio 5 live's Wake Up to Money that banks taking a "more cautious" approach to lending was one effect.