There's been a significant increase in the number of people using payday loan shops in one area in Kent, according to new figures.
Medway now has the greatest concentration of companies in the country - with a total of twenty-three. The Citizens Advice Bureau says the average amount of unsecured personal debt now stands, locally at £43,000.
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