Consumer debt increases 53%

By Staff | November 6, 2012 | Last updated on November 6, 2012
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Over the past five years, Canadian consumer debt has risen 53%, finds the Credit Counselling Society.

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The majority of this increase happened in the two years after the economic crisis. Since then, the numbers have continued to climb, and show no signs of improvement.

“On average, clients come to us owing over $31,000 of unsecured debt,” explains Scott Hannah, president & CEO of Credit Counselling Society.

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To help Canadians learn how to manage debt, credit, and money, the Credit Counselling Society has launched free webinars.

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