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Coldstreamers top debt list

People living in and around Coldstream have the highest level of personal loan debt per person than anywhere else in Scotland.

Figures released by major bankers show a breakdown of more than 9,000 postcodes, to show how people rely on lending.

The TD124 postcode, which covers Coldstream, Cornhill-on-Tweed and Mindrum, is eighth on the list, and is the only Scottish area included in the top ten.

Here are the postcode areas which owe the highest amounts in personal loans per person according to the findings, with the amount owed per head:

  1. LS17 0 Leeds, £1,516

  2. M3 3, Manchester, £1,408

  3. PR7 7, Preston, £1,270

  4. CH47 0, Chester, £1,238

  5. SA7 0, Swansea, £1,222

  6. HU1 3, Hull, £1,214

  7. MK9 4, Milton Keynes, £1,205

  8. TD12 4, Galashiels, £1,204

  9. MK42 6, Milton Keynes, £1,182

  10. NE13 9, Newcastle upon Tyne, £1,156