According to Delavega, no fewer than one fifth of all Dutch households have money problems. For example, more than 21% cannot pay the bills on time and arrears arise. What is very striking is the sharp increase in the number of households with serious money problems at the higher incomes.
10% of households have serious money problems
More than 10% of Dutch households even have serious payment problems. They must make arrangements and receive reminders, so that the financial problems only get worse. Manyu conducted a survey among 2,500 Dutch people.
Great concerns about money problems with higher incomes
Manyu announces today on its website that it is very concerned about the number of people who have to deal with serious payment problems, especially because they do not receive help. In the meantime, they are lagging further and further behind with their mortgage or rent. In 7% of the cases, even the energy threatens to be cut off. Of the 2,500 respondents, one third in 2018 appear to pay a bill more often later. It is striking that they then usually chose to postpone payment of the health insurance. 19% of the respondents paid the energy bill too late or the mortgage / rent. What worries Manyu a lot is the huge rise in higher incomes with financial problems.
Where does the rise come from?
It is therefore higher incomes that are more often confronted with money problems. For the time being, agencies such as Manyu are in the dark about the cause of the increase in this group of people. The body thinks that people with a higher income more often have a higher spending pattern, so live a more luxurious life. If they earn less or the costs for rent or mortgage increase, then this group gets into trouble sooner.
What many respondents indicate is that they do not know which institution they can turn to for help, while another large group (285,000 Dutch households) underestimate the problems. They sometimes pay a bill too late but do not find help necessary. However, we recommend that you always turn to organizations that guide people with money problems. Without professional assistance, it appears to be almost impossible to get out of trouble.