25 percent of Dutch households late with payments
One quarter of all Dutch households are late with payments in one form or another.
29 November 2008
THE NETHERLANDS – Deputy Minister for Social Affairs and Employment has written to the Dutch parliament to say that he does not know many problematic debts this involves, but that he would like to investigate further.
The payments he was referring to include bank accounts in the red, overdue accounts and credit card debts. Mortgages were not included.
The minister noted that particular groups of people had more such problems than others. These include the unemployed, young people, single parents and individuals with limited education.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]