My debts have been building up recently, and now my card has been declined at the supermarket

Credit and borrowing money

Leanne couldn't buy her shopping as her card got declined due to the large debts in her name.

What happened

Leanne was at the check-out with a trolley full of shopping and a queue behind her, when she was told that her card had been declined. Her debts had been building up and she was fed up of borrowing more money and being broke. She called us.

What we said

Leanne told us that she just needed some breathing space – and a bit of help managing her debts. We put her in touch with a free debt charity. They worked with her to start reducing her debts. They offered her lender more affordable repayments that left Leanne enough money for the essentials.