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5 million+ struggle with mortgage payments

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New nationwide research released by ASIC’s Moneysmart reveals that 47% of Australian adults with debt, the equivalent of 5.8 million people, have struggled to make repayments in the last 12 months.

Alarmingly, the research revealed that more than half surveyed, said they are not aware that they are entitled to ask their bank or lender for financial hardship assistance and just one in five said they had ever sought financial hardship assistance. Around 30% also stated that they would not seek a hardship assistance arrangement from their bank or lender and instead sell assets or get a second job rather than talking to their bank.

This article was originally published in the 'Your Knowledge' newsletter.

Note: The material and contents provided in this publication are informative in nature only. It is not intended to be advice and you should not act specifically on the basis of this information alone. If expert assistance is required, professional advice should be obtained.


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