More of us are in debt to our fam­i­lies

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - East Kent Property - - MONEYLIVING -

The num­ber of peo­ple strug­gling with debt who owe money to friends and fam­ily is ris­ing rapidly, a char­ity has warned.

StepChange Debt Char­ity’s fig­ures for the first half of 2016 show 28% of the char­ity’s clients now owe money to friends and fam­ily, com­pared with 20% in the same pe­riod in 2014.

On av­er­age, those in debt to friends and rel­a­tives have bor­rowed £4,046, up from £3,176 dur­ing the same pe­riod two years ear­lier.

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