Festive spree left hangover

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SHEFFIELD residents put an average of £487 on their credit cards buying Christmas presents last year, new figures have revealed.

The amount spent was nearly two and a half times more than any other month of the year, where around £195 is normally spent.

Research by CreditExpert found the average spent on credit cards during the festive season nationally was £432.69.

Topping the league table of credit card spenders were Newcastle residents, who spent an average of £754.03. Sheffielders came fifth in the table.