New protected trust deed statistics released by the Accountant In Bankruptcy has shown that trust deeds have reached their second highest peak since the recession began.

Protected Trust Deed

From the graph above we can see that protected trust deeds increased by 51% compared to the previous quarter. The number of trust deeds in the first quarter of 2011/12 are up 6% on the same period last year. The only quarter which has registered a higher number of trust deeds was Q1 of 2009/2010 which saw over 2,500 individual entering a protected trust deed. Sequestrations increased 10% on the previous quarter and 6% year on year.

Altogether there was an increase of 25% in the number of insolvencies which equates to 5,319 more people.

Debt Support Trust spokesperson commented, “The severity of the debt problems in Scotland is unrelenting. Some debt solutions are declining but looking at the picture overall we can see the problem is getting worse.

The right support is required to help people with their debt problems. Speaking to a debt charity before the problems become too severe can mean thousands of people will avoid insolvency solutions”.