Money matters

Record numbers apply for debt relief

1:11 min
  • A record amount of people applied to have their debts written off in 2020: 28,000 – up 34 per cent from the year before.
  • Fredrik Modigh got into over SEK1m of gambling debt; he is allowed to have the debts written off as long as he lives on a bare minimum for five years.
  • At the Debt enforcement agency Per-Olof Lind says the basic problem is that it is easy to get into debt nowadays.