Debt on the rise

Wage restraint and rising prices have pushed Dutch family debt higher, says credit institute NVVK. Average debt is €22,000 this year, compared with €16,000 in 2004. The number of requests for debt rescheduling is also expected to be higher this year than the 43,000 seen in 2005.

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