Re: Better the Devil?? No alternative, no real choice....
I agree with Rob. Companies are in business to make profit for their shareholders.
It's not their fault that you are having financial difficulties. If your finances cannot cope with paying a relatively small bill a few days earlier than you want to then they are not in good shape and you need to re-evaluate your spending.
I was always taught that you should have at least three months of your income in savings for eventualities whatever they are.
Unfortunately people in the UK today live for today and have little or no real financial planning. They will all be caught out in old age or when interest rates escalate whichever comes first.