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More Swedes burdened with debts

Published måndag 12 januari 2015 kl 11.35
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The Swedish Enforcement Authority says people in debt often feel deep shame. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

The number of Swedes stuck with long-term debt has gone up by a quarter in just a few years.

The Swedish Enforcement Authority - the state agency that collects debts - said that, in 2010, there were 86,000 people on its books long-term. That figure is now close to 102,000. It includes people who have had bad debts for 20 years or more.

“It usually happens because of an unexpected life event, like suddenly losing a job, getting ill or going through divorce,” the Enforcement Authority's Anders Rabenius told Swedish Television News.

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