The study also found that personal loan levels in the UK have increased to £9.8 billion from £2.6 billion last year, while credit card debt decreased from £55.6 billion to £54.9 billion.
David Elms, Unbiased.co.uk's chief executive, said: "Compared to last year we spend almost two months longer this year to pay off the interest of our borrowings and this doesnt event take into account mortgage costs.
"Seeking independent financial advice can be the first step to taking control of your finances," he added.
Other recent research by Unbiased.co.uk found that advisers are more likely to be approached by consumers for advice on retirement planning and investments than other topics.
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