Residents high in debt league

THE average British adult owes nearly £6,000 in non-mortgage-related debt according to a new national survey which puts Edinburgh residents in second place for personal debt.

Figures showed the average UK resident owes 1,747 on credit cards, has loans totalling 3,077, finance deals of 646 and bank overdrafts of 518. Edinburgh has an average 6,922.22 non-mortgage-related debt per person.