rise as credit
Perhaps someone should let the paper know that 'credit crunch' isn't a synonym for 'recession'.
Tellingly, the body copy doesn't mention 'credit crunch' once but does refer to "rising unemployment... caused by the recession".
However I suppose that neither 'recession' nor 'unemployment' would have fit quite so easily in that three-deck headline.
(I would scan in the article but the scanner seems to be on the blink.)