If your bank is one of your creditors then you do need to open a new account.
The Co-op comes highly recommended on here.
It would depend upon the industry in which you work as to whether or not your employer would need to know.
Sharing from experiences of dealing with debt
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
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