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Australians lining up for financial counselling

Increasing numbers of Australians are falling into the debt trap fueled by credit cards and Buy Now Pay Later schemes.

The National Debt Line received calls for help from more than 179,000 people last financial year and numbers have increased by 75% since 2013.

Financial Counselling Australia’s CEO Fiona Guthrie tells Mark the free government-funded financial counselling service is now basically at capacity.

National Debt Helpline:
1800 007 007
http://www.ndh.org.au/

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