5 million+ struggle with mortgage payments

Jun 14, 2024

New nationwide research released by ASIC’s Moneysmart reveals that 47% of Australian adults with debt, the equivalent of 5.8 million people, have struggled to make repayments in the last 12 months. Alarmingly, the research revealed that more than half surveyed, said they are not aware that they are entitled to ask their bank or lender for financial hardship assistance and just one in five said they had ever sought financial hardship assistance. Around 30% also stated that they would not seek a hardship assistance arrangement from their bank or lender and instead sell assets or get a second job rather than talking to their bank.