2 pc has serious payment problems

28th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

28 March 2007, AMSTERDAM – Two percent of Dutch households has serious problems paying their bills. This emerged from a survey into the payment behaviour of the Dutch conducted by GGN Collection agencies and Bailiffs published on Wednesday.

28 March 2007

AMSTERDAM – Two percent of Dutch households has serious problems paying their bills. This emerged from a survey into the payment behaviour of the Dutch conducted by GGN Collection agencies and Bailiffs published on Wednesday.

A report on poverty presented this week by State secretary for Social Affairs and Employment Ahmed Aboutaleb came to much the same conclusion.

According to the survey the most common reason for difficulty paying bills, indicated by more than a quarter of respondents, is a decrease in the household income.

Other reasons for failure to pay or late payments mentioned by many include unexpected expenses (20 percent), money problems from the past (19 percent), the economic situation (14 percent) and their own spending patterns (9 percent).

Another 11 percent of households say that paying bills is somewhat difficult, leading to late payments on some occasions.

Almost 60 percent of the Dutch households with payment difficulties expect these to continue in 2007, they told the GGN. Of the households that do not currently have problems, 2 percent expect difficulties this year.

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